December 2, 2015By Lance Baily

Medical Simulation Firing on All Cylinders: A Podcast Interview with Dr. John Schaefer – Part 1

Recently on Modern Outcomes, a new medical simulation resource website by Medtech Marketer Matthew Stoltz, there was a podcast interview with Dr. John Schaefer. John is an anesthesiologist, the Director of the MUSC Simulation Center, the director of Healthcare Simulation SC, and the Lewis Blackman Endowed Chair for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety at MUSC.  Listen to Part 1 of the podcast here! We’ll share Part 2 shortly!

About Modern Outcomes

Modern Outcomes is cracking open the medical simulation industry to tell stories of wild success, and stories of, let’s just say, “not wild success.” Join us to explore how the development of medical education tools, such as simulators and mobile apps, can improve outcomes in healthcare with superior domain expertise, product design, and marketing.

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Through conversations with experts, M+O gets front-line perspectives from the people who build and use medical education products.

About John’s Interview

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The medical simulation values we know today; tools built based on learning objectives, efficacy, utility, and measurable outcomes have been evolving since the early 90’s, but only recently have been proven to provide real value in terms of cost savings and outcomes (ahem).

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In this episode of the Modern Outcomes podcast, your host, Matthew Stoltz, discusses modern simulation with Dr. John Schaefer, and the role and importance of pairing the right tools with educational methods.

Editors Note* 2/2/16: Michael Fisher, BHS, NREMT-P, CCP Professor, Director of Human Patient Simulation – STAT Center Simulation Technologies and Training Center Greenville Technical College At Greenville Technical College wrote in and suggested that “Statements were made [in this podcast] that inferred that health care simulation was virtually non-existent in South Carolina before his arrival and training institutions that had simulators didn’t use them and stored them in closets. I can assure you this was not the case! At Greenville Technical College we had 8 high fidelity simulators at the time (now more than 20) and have and continue to use them on a regular basis. I am also aware of other institutions throughout the state that were advanced in their simulation activities long before his arrival in South Carolina.” Perhaps Dr. Schaefer was implying that no state-wide collaborative had previously existed?

What you will learn

  • How to develop a cost-effective program over time
  • Where simulation has come from and where it’s going
  • Keys to commoditizing sim education

Listen to Part 1 “What Defines Modern Medical Simulation” on Modern Outcome’s Website here!

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