Beyond Debriefing – Studiocode from Vosaic Enables for High Level Research Studies for Healthcare Simulation

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Check out the latest news about Studiocode from Vosaic, which provides high level research opportunities during a/v recording debriefing of your healthcare simulation event. Note: While Studiocode is a standalone product — You can also add Studiocode on top of an existing video solution product to enhance research capabilities!

  • Discover Opportunities: As the capstone product, Studiocode provides endless possibilities for analysis, leading to even deeper insights. Customized video tagging identifies specific moments useful to your research process.
  • Quickly Identify the Crucial Moments: Create timelines, databases, and transcription text that allow for easy cross-referencing and analysis, helping you identify patterns and trends as they emerge.
  • User Self-Discovery: The ability for users to refer to their own videos allows students, researchers, and educators alike to see how their performance is affecting the outcome of their research projects or simulations. This data can be collected and organized to influence future efforts while facilitating debrief scenarios to further learning opportunities.

Studiocode Features Include:

  • Live Markup/Coding
  • Build Markup/Code Forms
  • Live Record Video
  • Import Recorded Video
  • Advanced Markup/Coding
  • Post Markup/Coding
  • Basic Reporting
  • Video Transcription
  • Deep Analysis Tools
  • Advanced Reporting
  • Cloud Storage (add-on)
  • Cloud Sharing (add-on)

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About Vosaic In Their Own Words

Video is an invaluable tool for research and learning opportunities. Our video analysis software lets you interpret the multi-faceted elements of video while identifying patterns that form a comprehensive picture. Creating clarity around results and discovering trends that may not be otherwise immediately apparent can lead to more robust outcomes. These new insights facilitate the training and education of everyone from nurses and physicians to mathematical researchers.

Our passion for video analysis means that we are fully invested in all the fields our users work in. We understand your unique needs and that helps drive product utilization, ensuring that you’re maximizing the features of the Vosaic products to produce your best results. Agile and customizable, Vosaic can be applied to almost every need or industry. The fields of healthcare, education, and research in particular have found Vosaic to be an invaluable tool that encourages new insights and drives growth and performance.

Learn more on the Vosaic website today!

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Aviation’s Black Boxes Are Coming to Healthcare Training

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This summer I was thrilled to provide the SESAM closing plenary address where I shared the past, present and future of healthcare simulation — and made direct calls for healthcare to integrate a “blackbox” into healthcare. The argument is simple: recording devices have been successfully improving aviation training and performance outcomes since the 1970s — and in a day and age where police body cameras are becoming affordable for every single officer, clearly healthcare is on a similar path. Today here is more support for such a conversation from Richard Corder, Partner at Wellesley Partners which provides Executive Coaching in Boston and throughout the Northeast:

There are many industries, other than healthcare, that work in complex environments where the actions of one human can impact the life of another. Healthcare leaders need to acknowledge the reality that we have much to learn from other industries. While we cannot mimic others entirely, the same general operating principles (including mindfulness that serves as the overarching organizational spirit) that are the foundation for other high reliability organizations (i.e.: aviation, nuclear power) can work just as well to prevent harm from occurring in health systems.

One example of a safe practice or technology that could shared across industries is the in-flight data recorder found on all commercial airliners. It was because of the in-flight data recorder on board the two Boeing 747s that crashed into one another on the island of Tenerife in 1977 that we learned so much about the decisions and behaviors resulting in that game-changing airline disaster.  The time stamped voice commands of those at the controls were captured in real-time, and provided a blueprint of what “not to do” along with a snapshot of what needed to be changed.

Now envision this: following a surgical procedure, regardless of the outcome, we have the opportunity to review every piece of data related to the procedure.

Read the full article on Healthcare Executives Network

EMS Webinar Tomorrow Wed. Dec. 2nd 2PM EST – “A Look at the Statistics Behind Our Assessments”

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Join EMS tomorrow Wednesday, December 2 at 2:00 pm EST (1:00 pm CST; 12:00 pm MST; 11:00 am PST) for a free and informational webinar “A Look at the Statistics Behind Our Assessments”.

Abstract: Statistics are ubiquitous in academia. They’re used to assess the performance of learners on a variety of objectives, and careful calculation of statistics is vital to properly evaluate the learners as well as the evaluator. Different rubrics and assessment tools cannot necessarily be subject to the same type of statistics. In this talk, the presenter will take a step back to the basic use of statistics for evaluating learners and convey an array of ideas and methods behind the statistical models. This presentation will not require a mathematical background.

Presented by:

Daniel J. Backlund, Ph.D.
Director of Simulation IT
The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Click here to register.

More Updates from EMS SimulationIQ:

Med Students Crunch Data, Examine Trends – Every first and second year student at the NYU School of Medicine is required to do what’s called a ‘health care by the numbers’ project. Students are given access to an enormous database with more than 5 million anonymous records — information on every hospital patient in the state for the preceding two years. More>>

Trauma Patients Assessed More Quickly After Caregivers Receive Simulation Training – Injured patients were evaluated and received medical imaging tests 30% faster after an innovative performance improvement project was enacted at one hospital. More>>

Multitasking in the ER Means More Patient Safety Hazards – Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record (EHR), they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient safety hazards. The results of a study of one hospital’s transition from a homegrown EHR to a commercial EHR were published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. More>>

About Education Management Solutions (EMS)
Medical, nursing, and allied health schools, hospitals, and counseling programs use EMS’ suite of products to more efficiently manage clinical simulation centers, effectively evaluate learner performance, and digitally document simulated events. As the leader in clinical simulation management technology since its founding in 1994, EMS offers a single platform for mannequin- and actor-based medical simulation training with one-call support for both software and hardware. EMS provides a complete turnkey solution that includes integrated software and hardware, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation, training, file backup, and support.

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What Sports Performance Analysis Can Teach Healthcare Simulation

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Last week, software company HUDL acquired Sportstec, the parent company of Studiocode — which provides a/v recording and performance analysis software for medical simulation. The software is really robust, providing a high level of detail with regards to annotating actions and exporting data for research purposes. Users can create custom one-click data entry mapping tools specific to their program needs, meaning you can change the button layout for recording performance actions for different types of of scenarios, learners, or instructors. With better tagged scenario footage, you can quickly export the specific segments you need to highlight the learning opportunities. For example, you could quickly export the three 10 second clips that exist somewhere in a one hour scenario recording. This speeds up time for facilitators and learners to witness the exact moments they need to review.

Bringing Sports Analysis to Healthcare

When our community compares medical simulation to other industries we often speak about aviation or military training. Yet the sports industry has a lot of parallels which can directly apply to our analogies, learning, and evolution. Consider that in sports team members are a constantly morphing as players start, retire, trade or have injuries. The team has a common goal against numerous different opponents who have unknown tactics. While obviously the stakes to win are not as life or death, they are still high.

In healthcare, we are constantly working with different team members against high stakes traumatic or medical cases with unknown dynamics. Thus, the tools and methods that big budget sports programs use to increase their odds of victory should be evaluated, compared, and at times adopted into healthcare. Of course, sports companies like HUDL will need to fully understand the needs of healthcare providers to ensure that the tools are designed from the ground up to better support our needs. Physical movement around a ball is less dynamic than healthcare’s movement around a patient, as opposed to verbal communication in healthcare which (hopefully) takes place more often than in sports. But with customizable coding systems, Studiocode has that potential to help us focus on our specific needs — whether that be team-based communication or an individual’s specific task evaluation.

About the Acquisition

Sportstec Managing Director Philip Jackson announced the acquisition proposal to Sportstec staff today saying, “The market has changed dramatically over the last 16 years and proudly we can claim to have driven a lot of this change. We have done extremely well in the elite sports market to be globally recognized as number one. A key area missing from the Sportstec offering is the grassroots and amateur markets where Hudl has excelled, making the combination a compelling market strategy and story. The culture and willingness to always improve will ensure the Sportstec brand continues to inspire the market.”

“This goes beyond our global growth as a company,” said Graff. “With this acquisition comes the opportunity to study how Sportstec’s top tier programs use these tools. By familiarizing ourselves with what’s analyzed in professional leagues, we can tailor the tools Hudl currently offers to amateur teams across all sports.”

Subject to all conditions, Sportstec would be Hudl’s third acquisition in 12 months. The transaction is expected to close in late June.

About Hudl
Hudl is a leading software company changing the way coaches and athletes train to stay ahead of the competition, offering video distribution, play diagrams, individual analysis and more, securely available online. More than 3.5 million users from 100,000 teams, spanning the smallest youth programs, to high schools, elite colleges and professional teams, rely on Hudl’s software to give them the competitive edge they need to succeed.

About Sportstec
Sportstec provides coaching applications and professional services to the world’s premier sporting teams. Since 1999, Sportstec has lead the performance analysis revolution with its famous SportsCode and Gamebreaker brands. Sportstec has built a global network that includes direct operations in 14 countries and a distribution network spanning another 40 countries.

And to connect all the dots, Studiocode is used by British Airways to analyze the performance of their pilots during training and recertification. Clearly the overlap between simulation industries and performance analysis is shrinking every day.

Learn more at Studiocode’s website today!

Simulation Australia Provides Course on Improving Simulations Through Data Analysis

Recently I have been spending a great deal of time studying Kaizen and the Lean manufacturing process.

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Definition of LEAN and connection to Data Analysis:

Lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, or lean production, often simply, “lean”, is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, “value” is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for. Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work.

Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System and identified as “lean” only in the 1990s. TPS is renowned for its focus on reduction of the original Toyota seven wastes to improve overall customer value, but there are varying perspectives on how this is best achieved. The steady growth of Toyota, from a small company to the world’s largest automaker, has focused attention on how it has achieved this success.

Our simulations and the operation of those simulations can continue to improve over time with the adoption of the core principles of Lean and data analysis! That’s why I was so excited to see this Simulation Australia course:

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Master Class
Power of Analytics: Using Data to Improve Interactions with Simulations

The adoption of analytic approaches to better inform and assess the impact on learning design is growing at the same time as the volume, variety and velocity of data is increasing. Big data is here and how it is analysed leads to increases in productivity and revenue.

The openness and accessibility of online learning has led to masses of digital data that through the application of learning analytics has the potential to identify which

model(s) of learning optimises participant success and leads to improved engagement and outcomes.

Many organisations and vendors spend large amounts of time and effort in attempting to design learning resources including simulations, to maximise the value of interactions amongst learners, between learners and instructors and with content. Regardless of the approach taken a series of questions consistently arise: How effective are the resources? How are participants using them? How can the needs of participants be better supported? What interactions are effective? How can they be further improved?

Traditionally these questions have been answered via participant evaluations, analysis of grade and attrition rates, and instructor perceptions gathered at the end of the course. The emergence of learning analytics has been the ability to address these questions in real time.

Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: Melbourne, Victoria

Simulation Australia Member Registration Fee: $405.00
Non-Member Registration Fee: $505.00
Simulation Australia Student Member Registration Fee: $250.00

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Who Should Attend?

This Master Class provides an introduction to learning analytics and the variety of data that can be collected, analysed and visualised. Anyone involved in the development of training using a variety of resources and formats would be interested in learning what are the key metrics to assist participants in completing a unit/module and how best to present this data.

Highlighted Modules of the Master Class:

Section 1: Introduction to Learning Analytics
Section 2: Discussion of types of datasets and possible visualisations
Section 3: Industry example of simulation analytics
Section 4: Discussio

n on moving from data accessible to data informed


Dr Grace Lynch, Managing Director, Lynch & Associates

Dr Grace Lynch is an Executive Member and the Executive Manager of the Society for Learning Analytics Research. As the Managing Director of Lynch & Associates she is a highly regarded consultant and most recently was a keynote speaker for the Learning@Work Conference on Learning Analytics: Separating the Hype from the Hope.

In addition she was a speaker at the Learning Analytics Summer Institute at Stanford University and the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute.

Dr Lynch has been an invited speaker at conferences in Australia, Europe, Asia and North America and has published over 75 proceedings, articles, book chapters and books.

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