Surgery Simulation Training Article Features SimCenter, HealthStream
SimCenter and HealthStream were recently featured in an article about surgery simulation training in Healthcare IT News. Here's an excerpt from the article:
Taking a cue from aviation, today surgeons are better prepared than ever before
NASHVILLE, TN – In the past, surgery simulation was a crude approximation of what doctors really encounter – and they needed to be close to a teaching hospital to even try it. But surgery simulation is finally coming of age, thanks to breakthroughs in mobility, cloud-based software, and 3D imagery.
“There are now simulation mannequins that actually sweat, bleed and talk,” said Mollie Condra, associate vice president of Nashville-based HealthStream. “We partner with Laerdal Medical, the Norwegian-based global leader in mannequin design. Our SimCenter family of products provides software ‘scenarios’ that can be downloaded into the mannequins, plus software to help manage the complex logistics of scheduling and certification.”
These simulations cover more than surgeries, Condra added. Moreover, they can be conducted anywhere from a large hospital to an ambulance. Many healthcare organizations have been trying to manage these programs using Outlook or Excel, and that just does not work as well, she said.
HealthStream’s SimStore is a cloud-based collection of about 2,500 simulations that work in similar fashion to Apple’s iTunes. HealthStream provides developers with the toolkit needed to create simulation content, and healthcare users simply download the content they need. “This makes it very affordable, even for small hospitals,” said Condra.
For hospitals that can’t afford to build a simulation center, mobile sim labs can drive right up to the doorstep.
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