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May 20, 2019

New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and Simulation Center Coming Next Year

In August 2020, Kaiser Permanente is opening a new medical school in Pasadena, California via the School of Medicine (KPSOM) which will will focus on the use of Medical Simulation. The KP group has dedicated themselves to building a medical school informed by the groundbreaking technology and practices of Kaiser Permanente’s integrated healthcare system—one of [...]

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January 2, 2019

ROI Framework for Healthcare Simulation

Although the role of medical simulation in improving patient safety outcomes and healthcare education is well established, the Return on Investment (ROI) for healthcare simulation activities is sometimes harder to quantify. A recent complex article by Bukhari, Andreatta, Goldiez and Rabelon (2017) provides a detailed methodology for determining the monetary return on investment for medical [...]

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December 24, 2018

New Software from Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education Simulators

“iMSTK, which we’ve been developing in close collaboration with Professor Suvranu De’s research center — the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — is meant to empower developers to rapidly prototype virtual simulator applications,” said Andinet Enquobahrie, the director of medical computing at Kitware. The company that releases the Visualization [...]

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July 20, 2018

NorthWell Health CEO Encourages the Need for Interdisciplinary Medical Education & Simulation

Recently on Northwell Health’s website the group’s President and CEO Michael J. Dowling explored the need for interdisciplinary medical education over the “the purely clinical focus our medical schools have cultivated for decades.” He encourages us to consider the opportunities of creating better prepared medical students by creating new cross-over degrees connected to other fields [...]

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