February 4, 2022By Lance Baily

IMSH 2022 Vendor Demos: EMS, Sentinel U, Echo Healthcare, Health Scholars

Hosted by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH), this year’s International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) provided an opportunity for healthcare simulation champions from around the world to come together. IMSH 2022 remained a hybrid event as planned, taking place in person and virtually from January 15 to January 19, 2022, in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Along with more than 90 exhibitors and more than 1,200 registered simulationists, HealthySimulation.com was in attendance and had the opportunity to interview several leading vendors across the industry. Below are healthcare simulation interviews with Sentinel U, Echo Healthcare, EMS, and Health Scholars.

Education Management Solutions SIMULATIONiQ CORE IMSH 2022 Demo: In this video, HealthySimulation.com interviews Lynn Welch, vice president of Business Development and Marketing at Education Management Solutions about some of the company’s newest innovations. For example, Welch shares that EMS’ portfolio creates a seamless platform for creating, delivering, and managing an entire healthcare simulation program – which helped lead the company to the creation of EDUCATIONiQ. This technology ecosystem is a modular solution developed to unify and enhance healthcare education

Education Management Solutions (EMS) and their brand SimulationIQ is a leading healthcare simulation company that provides audiovisual recording debriefing systems, learning management systems, A/V design consulting, online learning systems, counseling training systems, virtual patient simulations, as well ROI and competency-based evaluation systems.

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Founded in 1994, the mission of EMS has always been to provide a safe environment for healthcare professionals to develop patient safety skills. They feel strongly that their state-of-the-art technology makes simulation training even easier, from automated training sessions to feature-rich, interactive tools in the simulation classroom and mobile solutions for in-situ training environments. The EMS goal is to bring educators the best collaborative innovation the industry has to offer – as “innovation has been written into our DNA for over 20 years”!

Education Management Solutions (EMS), a Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments – ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education and virtual interactive computer-based training tools. Working alongside subject matter experts, they serve as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the clinical simulation market forward with breakthrough technologies.

Sentinel U Virtual Patient Platform Interview: In this HealthySimulation.com video, Dr. Laura Gonzalez, VP of Clinical Learning Resource, shares information about Sentinel U’s virtual patient platforms. She explains that Sentinel U believes the company can help fill a clinical gap by allowing learners to participate in online immersive environments that are going to help them with their prioritization of care, and patient management and delegation skills. She continues by pointing out the company’s telehealth product, which is unique because the learner is able to encounter the patient in the inpatient setting. Also, check out this Sentinel U Healthcare Simulation Packages Promotion!

Sentinel U, formerly Healthcare Learning Innovations, is an e-learning company that works to meet the evolving needs of healthcare education and training by providing simulation-based technologies and virtual learning tools. Founded in 2013, Sentinel U helps advance nursing academic education and healthcare professional training through virtual clinicals that are engaging, effective, and economic. Aligning outcomes with AACN BSN Essentials, QSEN Competencies, and NCLEX categories, Sentinel U provides nursing learners and practicing nurses with online simulations that are convenient to safely practice healthcare and patient scenarios anywhere, at any time, while earning virtual clinical hours.

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All virtual simulations and clinicals are designed by Sentinel U’s Nursing faculty to help ensure that users can confidently and seamlessly map directly to AACN essentials, QSEN competencies, and NCLEX categories. According to Sentinel U, learners benefit from robust learning experiences that independent research has shown to be effective and to achieve required competencies. The goals of Sentinel U’s digital solutions are to sharpen clinical reasoning, decision-making skills, and critical thinking competency while facing realistic patient encounters. They can also be used to practice community health and population health in a risk-free environment, and engage in realistic patient encounters across healthcare simulation settings.

Echo Healthcare Demonstrates World’s First Technical Support App for Healthcare Simulation: In this video, HealthySimulation.com interviews the team from Echo Healthcare about their new Master Level Service Agreement (MeLiSA) clinical simulation technical support services app at IMSH 2022. Founder and CEO, Kevin King, explains that the idea for this product came from an epiphany he had a few years ago. He sought to answer a specific need, being the ability to reach out to someone from anywhere and at any time for simulator technology (specifically manikins) services and support. He adds that, during IMSH, the company announced the launch of the industry’s first service and support mobile application: the Master Level Service Agreement (MeLiSA) app. The goal of this app is to provide users with immediate access to the revolutionary MeLiSA program.

Echo Healthcare is a dynamic medical simulation company focused on improving patient safety through the use of advanced simulation technology. With over 20 years of industry experience, the company is committed to redefining innovation and service by offering tailored solutions to customers. Echo Healthcare represents select, innovative products and services in the field of clinical simulation and education that bring a new level of realism to scenario-based medical education, including realistic patient manikins, patient masks, simulated patient monitors, simulated virtual environments, simulation technical support services, and more.

Echo Healthcare was founded by a group of passionate healthcare simulation experts who bring over 40 years of experience into the marketplace. Together, this team has created a “circle of innovation” by bringing diverse product lines that complement one another and can grow as your programs expand. The company believes programs should be built around a client’s needs and not restricted by the limitations of a clinical simulator. Thus, Echo Healthcare provides solutions that can be tailored to clients’ educational needs.

Health Scholars Showcases OB VR Training Tools at IMSH 2022In this HealthySimulation.com  interview, Andrew Gendron, the product marketing manager at Health Scholars, demonstrates the power of virtual reality simulation. He explains the benefit of this technology on operating rooms and. emergency care facilities. He notes how one goal of the company’s technology is to help learners develop procedural muscle memory to later successfully help a patient overcome, for example, a maternal hemmorhage.

Health Scholars, the leading VR clinical training platform, develops VR simulations with ultra-realistic animation, adaptive learning practices, AI, and voice to deliver simulations with the most immersive and interactive experience a provider can have, next to the real thing. Healthcare professionals use the platform to perfect critical skills and competencies, including communication, teamwork, decision-making, and critical thinking.

At the same time, executives and educators can validate provider competency and leverage detailed analytics to identify skills gaps and optimize training to mitigate risk and help prevent costly sentinel events. With simulation expert and ED physician Dr. Brian Gillett and health tech veteran Scott Johnson leading the charge, Health Scholars aims to improve patient outcomes with transformative VR training solutions. Because the best training isn’t read or watched. It’s experienced.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the mission of Health Scholars is to lead healthcare simulation through virtualization, making experience-based training scalable, accessible, and affordable to both public health and safety professionals. Health Scholars additionally has clinical and support operations embedded in the world-class Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center on the OSF Healthcare campus in Peoria, Illinois.

More About IMSH

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) hosts IMSH annually and offers over 250 sessions encompassing interactive and immersive courses and plenary sessions. The IMSH meeting is aligned with the SSH’s mission to “provide hands-on learning in leading-edge medical simulation trends and technology, networking and collaboration.” Furthermore, the programs are all peer-reviewed and are selected to serve the needs of novices to experts.

“Every year, professionals from all experience levels and from more than 50 countries attend IMSH,” Kathy Adams, Director of Continuing Education, SSH, said. “Any professional interested in or currently working in healthcare simulation will find value in the healthcare simulation conference; the range of learning formats — from small, interactive workshops, to large, inspiring plenaries – and the breadth of topics presented by global experts ensures that there is something for every learning style, interest and experience level.”

At IMSH meetings, key areas of discussion are often new ideas, leadership development, new processes, and research findings, innovative approaches, design strategies, return on investment, and improved communication techniques. As a catalyst for advancement and evolution in healthcare simulation technology, the IMSH brings together and connects industry professionals to learn. The event is considered to be one of the top educational and networking events for the healthcare simulation world, especially for those with interests in IPE.

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