Uchida Yoko Global Limited PF-Note Provides Healthcare Simulation Recording Platform – IMSH 2016 Video Interview

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At IMSH 2016 HealthySimulation.com was able to secure a video interview with the team from Japanese based company Uchida Yoko to learn more about their PF-Note audiovisual recording and debriefing system. Interesting here is the built in capability of directly connected student clickers. Watch the exclusive short video interview below to learn more:

From the Uchida Yoko PF-Note Brochure:



Entire even can be conveniently recorded in high definition with ease.

  • Audiovisual data such as computer screen, blackboard, or presentation equipment saved as a video file in real time.
  • Recording started by simply pressing a button. Screen layout can be also be easily switched.
  • Contents don’t require editing after recording so they can be used right then and there.

Student reaction can be recorded at any time using a wireless clicker.

  • Reactions that offer clues as to whether or not contents of classes are understood well or not can be recorded in real time.
  • Student reaction can be obtained during or after class in the form of a questionnaire.
  • Roll call can be accomplished by clicker using the roll call support function.

Separate review of important part of the class

  • Because you can record student reaction together with the class, you can see what students don’t understand or what they are interested in while viewing the class scene.
  • Instructors can confirm what what was effective and what needs to be improved from the student reactions.
  • The data generated when the instructor or TA presses the clicker can be recorded as a thumbnail. If the instructor records important point during the class, the students can use them for subsequent review.

You can learn more about this system from the
Uchida Yoko PF-Note Brochure


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Level 3 Healthcare Highlights Debriefing System SIMStation at IMSH 2016 – Video Interview

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At IMSH 2016 HealthySimulation.com was on hand to interview exhibitors to learn about innovative products and services in medical simulation. Today we continue our coverage with an interview with Level 3 Healthcare, experienced medical simulation program A/V integrators who are also distributing the Austraian-based SIMStation system. Learn more through our short interview below:

About Level 3 Healthcare

Level 3 Healthcare is a customer focused group of medical engineers trained in the process of integrating current audiovisual technology to medical work spaces, clinical training centers and simulation labs. Level 3 Healthcare provides advanced multimedia solutions in OR’s, ER’s, ED’s and medical education centers. This healthcare engineering group has pioneered designs in large anatomy labs, dental training facilities, telehealth initiatives, live HD video distribution, 3-D surgical theaters, recording, archiving, content management and video media retrieval systems.

Level 3 Healthcare’s core competency is integrating the myriad of medical, simulation, broadcast and professional technology into a seamless, easy to use system, curriculum or application. Our approach is to work directly with our clients to understand their needs and curriculum and apply technology to improve efficiency, work flow and learning. Examples of our applications include; intraoperative surgical suites, digital O.R.’s, nursing simulation centers, procedure rooms, 3-D visualization facilities, clinical AV networks, campus-wide central recording systems and telemedicine video conferencing initiatives for collaboration and critical decision making.

About the SIMStation System

SIMStation is the most advanced high-end solution for video supported in situ simulation. SIMStation facilitates high-end simulations and debriefings of a quality previously only achievable in complex, stationary simulation centers. Plug ‘n’ simulate! The SIMStation in situ system is pre-engineered and already configured with all necessary hardware and software upon delivery. We have designed the system so that even people without specific technical know-how are able to assemble and operate it. Assembly of the system is very straightforward: one merely needs to connect each component and room to a single network cable. The entire assembly time takes between 15 and 45 minutes, depending on location and circumstances.

  • Training Room: 3 HD-quality cameras, 5 wireless microphones plus 1 ambient microphone Patient monitor capturing Control Room Voice-of-God, Voice-to-Trainer Full HD recording in 1080p, labelling of important scenes and checklists
  • Debriefing Room “Debriefing deluxe” with mobile HD projector and SIMStation
  • Tablet Live transmission of scenario in debriefing room

Learn more about Level 3 Healthcare and SIMStation!

Performance Analysis Company Studiocode Group Rebrands to Vosaic

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Not too long ago, HUDL acquired SportsTec, who were the parent company of Studiocode which you can read more about here. Yesterday another big announcement from Joe Salem, VP of Sales and Marketing for the medical simulation division of the company that Studiocode has rebranded to Vosaic. With this rebrand comes a reaffirmation to innovate in the medical simulation space with new features to enhance the already powerful a/v performance analysis system.

Official Announcement:

Studiocode Group, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based video analysis company, today announced their company rebrand under the new name, Vosaic. The rebrand reflects the company’s mission to help researchers, educators, and learners uncover insights to improve performance.

The name Vosaic was chosen to express the multi-faceted elements within Vosaic software that can be leveraged to discover patterns that make up a bigger picture, just as individual tiles arranged in a pattern create a larger mosaic.

The new brand means great things for our existing and future users – the future is very bright,” said Joe Salem, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Vosaic. “It is the next step in accelerating progress toward an even better video analysis product with a brand that truly represents who we are and what we do.”

The rebranding positions the company to heighten product development and further specialize its product offerings. New product enhancements and a new cloud-based product are scheduled to be released later this year.

As Vosaic moves forward with its new brand, the high quality of service and hands-on support will remain a focus for existing and prospective users.

We continue to take pride in the exceptional relationships that the Vosaic sales and training teams have built with our existing clients,” said Bob Beiersdorf, President of Vosaic. “Moving forward, we are excited to use our mission and new brand to further empower our users to gain insight through video analysis.

With plans to revolutionize video analysis across new and familiar industries, Vosaic looks forward to an exciting and successful 2016.


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Learn How SimCapture From B-Line Medical Improves Healthcare Performance

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With the last day of 2015 upon us I am sharing a recent video from B-Line Medical about how their SimCapture units help to capture important data for your simulation recorded experiences.

B‑Line Medical makes software that helps healthcare professionals and educators improve the delivery of healthcare. Focused on the capture, debriefing, and assessment of medical training and clinical events, B‑Line Medical specializes in the delivery of robust, yet easy-to-use web-based platforms. Our software has helped over 450 top hospitals, medical schools, and nursing programs in 23 countries operate and manage their training and QI programs more effectively.

What Makes SimCapture Unique? This short tutorial video above shares why every medical simulation education program can benefit from SimCapture. SimCapture elegantly packages recording, debriefing, curriculum, tracking, operations, and center management into a scalable, powerful, and easy-to-use product.

  • Multi-angle capture – SimCapture provides the most flexible solution in the industry, offering the ability to capture multiple video angles, real medical devices, and any simulator’s patient monitor or surgical view.
  • Debrief from anywhere – Stream live or debrief post from anywhere without having to install any third party software. Simply open a browser and click “join” or “play.”
  • Integrate with any simulator – Whether it is through seamless data integration, medical device capture or curriculum, SimCapture can integrate with any simulator. Taking a simulator agnostic approach has always served our clients best.
  • Assess and build portfolios – Reports and statistics can be generated locally or remotely, for an individual learner or entire class, to provide a thorough understanding of your program’s utilization, trends, and ROI.
  • Customizable security – SimCapture has customizable roles and organizational security to accommodate the needs of any institution, even if your center is used by multiple departments or you rent it out to external programs.
  • Universal video support – SimCapture is the only solution that allows users to leverage any camera type. Whether your cameras are analog, web, IP, HD or even Google Glass, SimCapture ingests any combination of feeds and creates a single, unified view.

Learn all about SimCapture on B-Line Medical’s website and Have a Happy New Years!

CAE Healthcare Increases Simulation Support With Upcoming Free Webinars

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Recently I learned that CAE Healthcare has partnered with INACSL and provided webinar overviewing a new educational opportunity in the form of a Healthcare Simulation Fellowship co-developed by both groups. The fellowship is designed for new simulation educators, existing simulation educators who need additional support, and directors overseeing a simulation center and offers participants the opportunity to design, facilitate and debrief a Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) using the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: SimulationSM for use in all areas of healthcare education. While that first webinar has passed I assume there will be more in the near future. In the meantime, check out these other great webinar opportunities from CAE Healthcare regarding their A/V systems:

About the Series:

Have you wondered if CAE Healthcare LearningSpace, Replay or Vïvo would be right for your simulation programs? We are pleased to offer introductory webinars on three products followed by open Q & A sessions. The webinars are free with no obligation to purchase. Please note: All webinars will be in English only. All times are EDT (GMT-4:00).

CAE Vïvo for METIman – October 21, 2015 

Join our free webinar on October 21st to learn why simulation users are joining the Vïvo revolution. Vïvo is a user-friendly platform that allows you to operate METIman within minutes of picking up the tablet. With Vïvo, you have complete control over your patient and his physiology.

CAE LearningSpace – October 22 & 28, 2015 

Join CAE Healthcare and audiovisual solutions gurus, Jake Halbert and Michelle Castleberry, in this free webinar event. LearningSpace is CAE Healthcare’s comprehensive audiovisual and center management system. Designed to connect your simulation-based learning environment with the leading management and performance assessment tools for healthcare education, LearningSpace integrates with most simulators (including Laerdal and Gaumard), skills trainers and Standardized Patient programs to help manage all aspects of healthcare learning.

You’ll learn about:

  • Why to choose LearningSpace over other systems
  • Recording and Debriefing capabilities
  • Evaluation and Reporting features
  • Scheduling, Room Booking, and Resource Management functionality
  • The different hardware configurations designed to fit your simulation center

CAE Replay – October 29, 2015

Join CAE Healthcare and audiovisual solutions guru, Matt Wittman, in a free webinar event focused on exploring the many benefits and uses of the CAE Replay AV recording and playback system for getting the most out of medical simulation debriefing sessions.

Replay’s always-on option ensures every action gets recorded and structures all visual and audio content into easily accessible “chapters” for simple replay and review. Replay stores audio, video, patient data and real-time annotations, allowing users to return to any part of a past session or simulation event to review it in part or in its entirety, however many times they wish.

You’ll learn about:

  • How to implement Replay
  • Replay’s stunning HD audiovisual and back-end hardware
  • Advanced Google search features & cloud-based backups
  • Scalability (from 2 up to 200 cameras)
  • Simple installation and easy operation

Register for these Free CAE Healthcare Webinars Here 


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Low Cost DIY Healthcare Simulation Recording / Debriefing AV System

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The “Low Cost Sim” Team that brought you “Free Vital Sign Simulator” also has a DIY buildout for an affordable A/V recording & debriefing system. If you have a bit of tech experience and looking for a low cost temporary, or pilot, A/V system then this might be the solution for you. Remember, tech support will be limited during your installation, operation, and repair so keep that in mind when experimenting with new technologies that are “DIY”.

About the System:

“If you don’t have the big money, but are not satisfied with just a video camera, here’s the solution for you: The LoCo-A/V system! For a total cost of about 1000-2000$ you will get a four angle “quad-split” video recording plus audio. You can even add your vital sign monitor to the quad-split. The system is built out of widely available hardware and free video capture software. In my experience it works very well without any glitches so far!”

What you need:

  • Hardware:
    • A fast computer, preferably a multi-core processor
    • Up to four webcams (you should use different makes and models to avoid conflicts)
    • USB-extension cables
    • A microphone with extension cables (optional)
    • A video capture card (optional, should be supported by FFsplit)
  • Software
    • FFSplit for recording (free)
    • VLC Media Player for playback (free)

The page goes into detail with links to the components you need, and a tutorial on how to set it all up. Learn how to build this affordable AV setup today by visiting

The Low Cost Sim Website

SimAssess Medical Simulation Performance Evaluation Tool From KbPort

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I just learned of KBPort’s SimAssess which was created to bridge the gap between clinical simulation and visual debriefing. SimAssess provides educators with the means to assess each simulation experience quantitatively. The data-driven debriefing capability of SimAsses helps educators identify strengths and weaknesses individually, across an entire class, and across multiple classes.  This rubric-based assessment toolkit also increases efficiency, reducing the time it takes to evaluate by allowing educators to refer to a substantive description eliminating the need for writing long, descriptive comments. SimAssess eliminates uncertainty in grading and offers evaluative consistency across time, class groups and multiple graders. Learners benefit from exposure to performance expectations and standards, receipt of consistent feedback to improve performance and self-directed recognition of performance strengths and weaknesses.

The cloud-based, easy-to-use, flexible, rubric-based format of SimAssess offers educators and training personnel, the most efficient, powerful technology, that can be customized to fit any teaching style and fully leveraged to maximize learner potential.

Key Features:

  • Assessment – Effective assessment with RUBRIC scoring guide for timely and meaningful feedback. Automated scoring and comprehensive data analytics on learner’s key performance factors.
  • Easy Access – Assess on the fly with fast & easy R-CODE access for respondents. Eliminates scheduling to let educator / administrator focus on the complex task of running simulation.
  • In The Cloud –  Always accessible in the CLOUD and on any web-enabled device. Quick setup and easy to use. Includes latest firewall and encryption for privacy and data protection.

KbPort is a software and hardware development company. Their main focus has been in the medical training community where our founder has been designing recording, debriefing, and simulator solutions since 1994. They have a team of cutting edge engineers who have developed the next generation of simulation teaching tools. Along with their experienced sales team, they have cultivated teaching tools that are simple, realistic and most of all, functional.

Learn more at the SimAssess website today!


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University of Birmingham UK Provides Healthcare Simulation Courses Starting Soon!

The University of Birmingham UK recently shared on our @HealthySim twitter account about their upcoming healthcare simulation courses: “Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with:

  • an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care simulation training
  • an understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice
  • the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training
  • the debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development”

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Adult learning theory and its application to multidisciplinary healthcare simulation learning and teaching

This 20 credit module is the introductory module for the Post Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation. The aims of this module are:

  • To provide students with a sound knowledge of the principles of adult learning applicable to healthcare simulation.
  • To enable students to effectively use healthcare simulation technology and subsequently develop their own projects for teaching and learning

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Development and debriefing of multidisciplinary healthcare simulation scenarios

This 20 credit module forms one part of the Post Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation. The aims of this module are to provide you with:

  • An understanding of the process for creating an effect scenario that can be used in simulation training.
  • Knowledge of the available technologies and how to ‘drive’ the technology.

Additionally you will explore all roles within the simulation faculty and how they contribute to the fidelity of multidisciplinary health care simulation as well as the principles of debriefing a simulation scenario.

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Non-technical skills for multidisciplinary healthcare simulation

This 20 credit module forms one part of the Post Graduate Certificate programme in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation. This module will provide you with an understanding of non-technical skills vital to enable the exploration of these crucial concepts in multidisciplinary healthcare simulation teaching and learning.

Learn more and register today on the Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation – PGCert Page!

Professor Debra Nestel Shares The Benefits of Simulation to Medical Journal of Australia

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Recently The Medical Journal of Australia interviewed Professor Debra Nestel BA PhD FAcadMEd CHSE-A, who is professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare at Monash University in Melbourne. In the audio interview below Dr. Nestel discusses the role of simulated patients and other modalities, particularly in relation to rural training. With MJA engagement editor, Cate Swannell.

To accompany a Careers feature on simulation training in medical schools she speaks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell in the video below:

Learn more about The Medical Journal of Australia and Dr. Debra Nestel!

Noldus Reminds Us Why Video Feedback Helps Educators Learn Too

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Today Noldus reminds us that by using video and audio recordings in education, students and educators can receive and benefit from direct feedback. Does your simulation program have video camera’s in the debriefing room, to debrief the debriefer? Peer reviewing our simulation experiences will enable them to improve just as we hope to improve our learner’s clinical behaviors.

From the Noldus Website:

Students are raised with TV and internet and are accustomed to interacting with images and videos. They are used to receiving information by watching short movie clips. On a daily basis, students find themselves browsing YouTube for information (and for fun, of course). In training and simulation situations including, for example, a simulated nurse-patient interaction, students can learn a lot. The recent research Patient Education and Counseling article “The power of clinicians’ affective communication” tells us that it is important to first deal with emotions in a medical encounter before trying to convey an important message, such as a treatment plan.

Bill Gates tells us in his TedX Talk that teachers need real feedback. Findings show that educators can use video to reflect on their own behavior. In fact, research shows that by seeing themselves on video, professionals are able to improve their receptive, informative, and relational skills.

Bill Gates: “We need a system that helps all our teachers be as good as the best”. A high school teacher: “I think that video exposes so much of what’s intrinsic to us as teachers in ways that help us learn and help us understand, and then help our broader communities understand what this complex work is really all about”. Watch the TedX Talk [3] to learn more about Bill Gates’ vision to educate the educators!

Watch Bill’s TEDx talk here:

Read the full article and learn more on the Noldus Website!