U.S. Army Awards Portion of $135M Medical Simulation Contract to ECS
Big news for US federal investment into healthcare simulation today with news that recently the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has awarded two contracts to Engineering and Computer Simulations (ECS) for research & development services designed to demonstrate and advance state-of-the-art simulation and training technologies. The goal of the initiative, called Simulation, Training and Engineering Services (STES), is to produce training/simulation systems that can adapt over time to changing Army needs and conditions. STES addresses three technical areas — TA 1: advanced simulation; TA 2: medical simulation; and TA 3: squad and small-team research. ECS will be developing simulations for medical simulation and squad and small-team research.
Waymon Armstrong, CEO of ECS, said: “Our depth and range of simulation experience enables us to deliver effective simulations for both medical and warfighter training. Because our designers and engineers are highly skilled with decades of experience in all aspects of military executions, they quickly comprehend the need and design solutions that achieve the desired result. The training solution may be based on a platform we’ve already produced for another client or military Program of Record. That means significant cost saving to the client, or if needed we can custom design the training tool.’
ECS was awarded portions of the $135M U.S. Army contract, which may be the single largest investment into healthcare systems by a non-corporate vendor.
Our values are also reflected in our commitment to listen to and to understand our customers’ challenges to provide them with the right solutions on time and on budget. ECS dedicates itself to using the highest business standards to produce solutions that are custom tailored to our clients’ needs. Our mission is to improve the quality and efficiency of learning and preparedness through the use of ECS’ advanced learning technologies. Most of our custom solutions and products are derived from these core competencies. In a sense, these provide the foundation for how many of our solutions are developed. However, we are always learning new skills and more importantly, how to apply new skills to maximize return on investment for our customers.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.