March 1, 2013By Lance Baily

Overcoming Healthcare Technology Challenges

The Transformative Health staff writes that “according to a recent study by the HealthEd Academy, many [healthcare providers] are still using paper-based systems and have not yet fully embraced the use of tablets.”

The Overcoming Healthcare Technology Challenges article continues to suggest that “based on the findings of this study, one would assume that Health IT adoption (not training) is the big issue.  Most new health care technologies are highly intuitive and don’t require knowledge of code or a degree from MIT to use effectively. By providing the right training and tools, health care practitioners can easily embrace these technologies and realize untold benefits. ”

I believe the challenges of integrating simulation technology parallel this broad study of IT adoption into similar healthcare settings.  In essence, simulation lab administrators are running technology-based labs which require a sincere appreciation for IT-based integration and longterm maintenance care.  The point I am trying to make here is that if you are experiencing IT headaches with regards to medical simulation, you are not alone.

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