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January 31, 2019

How To Enhance Simulation Team Communication Through Slack

As Healthcare Simulation Education becomes more ubiquitous, it requires larger, more diverse teams to design and implement these programs. Adding elements of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education increases the breadth and depth of personnel required to deliver a high-quality curriculum. Teams may span shifts, locations, and possibly even different organizations. Coordination of these disparate groups of [...]

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April 12, 2018

SIMmersion Provides PC-Based Simulated Communication Training

Looking for controlled communication based training outside of a Standardized Patient Program? Consider SIMmersion, a computer-based simulation platform providing healthcare communication training opportunities.

Textbooks, e-learning systems, and classroom lectures present content in a rigid structure, and can make it difficult for students to focus on the knowledge they consider relevant. SIMmersion systems let players navigate freely [...]

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February 5, 2018

Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH) Updates 2018 Opportunities

The Academy of Communication in Healthcare, or ACH, has been offering research and training for almost 40 years, focusing on ways to improve patient safety, interdisciplinary teamwork, patient satisfaction scores, and developing individual communication skills. Below are a list of updates from the group covering some of their 2018 activities including abstract submission deadlines for their [...]

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December 21, 2017

EMS CEO Corner: The Culture of Openness and the Sharing of Data

Let’s consider the past and present of clinician communication. The adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) was intended to foster “openness,” “data sharing,” and “best practice” for patient safety. What has this really yielded? Is there more data sharing or less? Talk to a doctor in active practice today and you will find that that there [...]

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