April 17, 2013By Lance Baily

Ontario Based 'SIM-one' Provides Simulation Resources

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SIM-one—the Ontario Simulation Network—is a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, resources and services across the Province of Ontario. SIM-one provides valuable services to the simulation community, including education and training, research grants, the SIM-one Provincial Equipment Coordination Service (SPECS), and popular events like the annual Ontario Simulation Exposition. Fully supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC), SIM-one’s vision is to further position Ontario as the global leader in healthcare simulation.

Sim-one is not just for simulation users in Ontario, or even just Canada, but instead provides resources to the global healthcare simulation community. Check out their:

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Although SIM-one is a non-profit organization, they are considered an international support group which also provides resources for business innovators within the simulation space.  Speaking of innovative projects, learn more about their SPECS program which stands for The SIM-one Provincial Equipment Coordination Service.  This project is a province-wide simulation equipment coordination service that effectively links Ontario’s simulation centres and programs. SPECS ensures the strategic management of Ontario’s investments in health professions simulation, in the Province’s community colleges and public universities, and in the clinical setting. This Service will bring about greater sustainability, paving the way for more cost-efficient access to simulated learning in the health professions and—ultimately—higher quality patient care and patient safety in Ontario.

What an amazing way to provide collaborative access and shared depreciation costs and purchasing power for simulation-based equipment! This depreciation concern is something we all need to think about for ‘technology refresh cycles’, which I covered during HealthySimAdmin. Clearly, SIM-one has become an innovative leader in the international medical simulation community, and I encourage you to explore partnerships, training and resources with them further by visiting their website: http://www.sim-one.ca/


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