SimulationIQ Enables Use of Smart Phone Cameras to Record Simulation Experiences | IMSH 2017 Video Interview

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SimulationIQ unveiled several new innovative simulation products at IMSH 2017, and HealthySimulation was on hand to interview them first hand with this video to show you all the latest! It seems like a no-brainer, but why haven’t we taken more advantage of the cameras we all carry in our smart phones as a means to capture in-situ simulated experiences? SimulationIQ is creating new tools to enable us all to do just that! Check out our video below to see the system in action:

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SimBrowser is a secure, permission-based web application that allows users to view their live or recorded simulation training videos. SIMULATIONiQ SimBrowser is a web-based application that allows users to view live or recorded videos for all standalone SIMULATIONiQ products deployed within their institution. It provides easy access for instructors and administrators to monitor their medical training units from anywhere, on any device, within their institution’s network. SIMULATIONiQ SimBrowser is compatible with EMS’ SIMULATIONiQ Training in Motion (SIMULATIONiQ Mobile and SIMULATIONiQ Portable), an ideal solution for in-situ and on the go training environments; and SIMULATIONiQ One Room, a powerful recording and debriefing solution for clinical simulation management in one-room environments.

Learn more at the SimulationIQ website today!

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SimGHOSTS Presented to EMS SimulationIQ HQ


Last week, Education Management Solutions brought HealthySim founder Lance Baily out to their Exton Pennsylvania HQ just outside Philly to present about SimGHOSTS.Org to their international team. Of course, I had to stop by the Rocky steps to do my best impersonation.

I shared about the interesting story that brought me to healthcare simulation by going back in time, demonstrating how all simulation champions have unique backgrounds which can contribute to the advancement of our field. Since there are only limited professional education opportunities in simulation (like the NYIT and Drexel Simulation Masters programs), most individuals have sidestepped into this field from careers in healthcare, IT and A/V, they have an enormous amount of experience to share! SimGHOSTS.Org events are specifically designed to showcase such experiences to those operating medical simulation technology labs.

There I also received a tour of their redesigned space about to become their non-profit Global Institute for Simulation Learning, which will be working with local healthcare partners to provide simulation training and sales demonstrations. Learn more about the GISL in my previous article here.

I also had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with Product Manager Marco Angeli, to learn more about the amazing features his team has been developing on the past year for SimulationIQ Enterprise. The ability to use their Enterprise cloud system to track room utilization, scheduling, equipment, as well as launch student recordings, rendering options, and edit video playlists was mind blowing! Stay tuned for a future EMS webinar on the topic to learn a great deal more. Following my presentation, Gaumard representatives introduced the many features of their new Victoria birthing simulator and latest HAL 3201

For now, visit EMS’ SimulationIQ website to learn more about the original A/V recording company in medical simulation!

Free Webinar 2PM ET TODAY: ‘How to Affordably Increase Sim Lab Technical Staff’ Hosted by Education Management Solutions

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Course Title: How to Affordably Increase Sim Lab Technical Staff

Time: Recorded in October, you can now watch this recorded webinar through

Presented by: Founder Lance Baily

As an entrepreneur, medical simulation industry thought leader, media producer, and EMS/firefighter, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to guide simulation-based projects to the next level. Lance has served as a Simulation Technology Specialist in Los Angeles, and from 2009 to 2012, the Director of the 31,000 ft. multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV). Lance is the founder of:

  • – Free medical simulation resource website
  • – Recorded sessions on simulation program administration
  • – Annual hands-on training events and online resources for simulation technology specialists
  • – Community-written ratings & reviews of medical simulation products & services.

Abstract: Expanding your sim lab technical staff is a must for short and long-term simulation program success. This session will explore why hiring a Sim Tech is such a crucial step toward increasing simulation lab operational efficiency and learning quality. Maximize your budget through staff analysis of your technology-based simulation lab and then learn how to increase simulation staff in cost effective steps with proven techniques!

About EMS:


Education Management Solutions (EMS) is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments – ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor education, and case authoring and interactive computer-based training tools. Working alongside subject matter experts, we serve as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the clinical simulation market forward with breakthrough technologies.

We understand that clinical simulation is no longer a nice-to-have, but rather a learning necessity – and without the proper clinical simulation management tools it can be overwhelming to manage. Our SIMULATIONiQ solution is the only intelligent operating platform that brings together all the programs, people and processes into a single, simplified view that saves time, improves clinical outcomes and delivers peace of mind. When we use the phrase industry pioneer, we mean it. Operating out of our world headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, we were founded in 1994 and boast 15 years of experience providing state-of-the-art technology for clinical education and training environments.

As we continue to expand our product offering to meet the evolving needs of our customers, we’re experiencing unprecedented success. In fact, over the past three years alone, we’ve seen an annual growth rate of more than 159%. We’re turning heads both within the industry and in the mainstream business community. For the past eight years we’ve been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA, and also garnered accolades on Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50 and Fast 500 lists as a leading technology company in Greater Philadelphia and North America respectively, as well as one of the Top 100 companies in the Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware region.

An unparalleled number of firsts make our software the benchmark by which all others are judged. The SIMULATIONiQ solution is the preferred choice for a growing international community of clinical simulation management customers, including Centra Health; Christiana Care Health System; Weil Cornell Medical College, Qatar; The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners; National University of Singapore; Swedish Medical Center; and The University of Hawaii at Manoa. Institutions big and small trust us to deliver the solutions they need to drive greater visibility, usability, marketability, adaptability, scalability, measurement, and ROI.

To Watch This Free Online Event Visit the EMS Webinar Website

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EMS To Launch New ‘Global Institute for Simulation Training’ in November


While preparing for my EMS webinar this Wednesday October 1st at 2PM EST on the topic of “Affordably Increasing Simulation Technology Staff”, I learned that the company is opening its brand new Global Institute for Simulation Training mid November in Exton Pennsylvania. The SimulationIQ team forwarded me this invitation to anyone regionally, nationally, or internationally who is interested in touring this state-of-the-art simulation facility put together by Education Management Solutions:

Please save the date for the Global Institute for Simulation Training’s grand opening reception on November 13, 2014 from 4-6:00 PM in Exton, PA.

The Global Institute for Simulation Training, a not for profit organization, features ten clinical rooms, two lecture rooms, and two control rooms in 5000 sq. ft. of flexible education space. The center includes a fully integrated audio-video system to capture training and debriefing sessions, a robust learning management system, and clinical task trainers and simulators.

“We are creating a state-of-the-art facility where educators will have the latest technology and tools to teach and conduct research, and learners will improve skills in a safe environment,” says Laurie Kerns, educator and board member of the Global Institute for Simulation Training. Laurie is also Vice President of Education Services at Education Management Solutions (EMS), a pioneer in providing solutions for the clinical simulation industry.  

More information will be coming out soon so stay tuned to!

Education Management Solutions Expands Brand into “Simulation IQ” – Founder Video Interview from IMSH 2014


Continuing our video interview coverage of the Vendor Exhibit Hall during the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare 2014, today we are highlighting our talk with Education Management Solutions Founder and CEO Anurag Singh, about the history of EMS, the new “Simulation IQ” branding and new unveiled products at the event.

Anurag explained that EMS started by providing A/V recording of Clinical Skills Assessments for Standardized Patient engagements. Originally when this company began, instructors were either using VCR tape decks or pieces of paper to record these engagements — so clearly the technology has evolved quite rapidly. Anurag then shared that because there has been so many variations of the technology that Education Management Solutions has decided to rebrand all of its products and services under the new umbrella name of “SIMULATIONiQ”. He suggested that the new brand represents not only the data being gathered by these recording platforms but also what the knowledge that it can bring its users.

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Also at the event Simulation IQ unveiled CaseMaster:

SIMULATIONiQ CaseMaster, is a unique cloud-based training tool that enables medical practitioners at every level to master new skills – or polish old ones – through recurring practice, instant feedback, and assessment. CaseMaster is EMS’ first crowd-sourced tool for simulation based mastery learning, enabling a community of authors to collaborate and create numerous medical cases based on actual care pathways. Learners can practice for hours at a time, from anywhere, on any device – with no physical medical simulation center or mannequin required.

SIMULATIONiQ CaseMaster Enables:

  • Authors to quickly modify and create a series of cases with variations from a single index case.
  • Collaboration among authors to create a large number of simulation cases for deliberate practice.
  • Learners to acquire skill sets in a shorter period of time by practicing on a variety of cases.
  • Learners to attain mastery through a combination of repetition and deliberate practice using simulation through immediate guidance and feedback.
  • Educators to test, educate, and refine techniques that will allow learners to achieve a level of mastery quickly.

Learn more at CaseMaster and more about EMS at the new website!

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Education Management Solutions (EMS-Works) ORION Demo & Interview

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Education Management Solutions Western Region Sales Manager Julius Walker recently provided me with a quick overview of ORION, and shared more about “EMS-Works”. Education Management Solutions (EMS) develops software that medical, nursing, and allied health schools, hospitals, and counseling programs use to efficiently run their clinical simulation training facilities. Since its founding in 1994, EMS has established a reputation for delivering dependable solutions and suggest they provide an unprecedented level of customer service and support. An award winning company, recognized by Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, Philadelphia 100 and Deloitte’s Fast 50/500, EMS continues to be one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., a distinction it has enjoyed for the past six years. Learn about their great free medical simulation webinars at the bottom of this article!

Watch my comprehensive video interview below to learn more about EMS and Orion:

I felt that Orion provided a lot of great camera control options and a strong platform for integrated simulation learning management events (like exams) through the system itself, and that the system can handle up to 79 room! From the EMS Website: “Orion is designed to meet the most demanding needs of standardized patient and high fidelity simulator training environments, making it the most intuitive, feature-rich, and powerful simulation software management technology in the industry for clinical simulation recording, simulation center management, and performance evaluation. Orion delivers simulation software management solutions for small and multiple-room fixed spaces, and portable and mobile training environments, giving you flexibility to select from a variety of options that fit your needs not just today, but for the future as you grow and expand.”

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Orion AV Enables:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) and High Definition (HD) digital audio and video capture
  • Immediate playback of video for review, feedback, and debriefing of participants
  • Live or recorded video viewing from one or more rooms
  • Live streaming access to one or more users
  • Integration with multiple simulators and within a single scenario
  • Capturing and viewing of synchronized recordings integrated with the simulator’s vital signs monitor, simulated events, and bookmarks.
  • Annotations and video bookmarks on live or recorded video
  • Automation of paging announcements for sessions
  • Video and checklist view on a single screen.
  • Convenient, single-screen management of entire simulation center
  • Automated backup process for all video recordings.

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EMS-Works provides fantastic medical simulation webinars, which cover a range of really great topics and speakers. Of course, to learn more about Orion and EMS-Works, visit their website at:

Education Management Solutions Develops ‘MobilSim’ For In-Situ Sim Assessment


Many of the Healthcare Simulation vendors who support the Learning Management System (LMS) and/or AudioVisual capture systems have been developing mobile versions of their product-lines.  Education Management Solutions recently launched this video on youtube to demonstrate the benefits of their mobile system called “MobilSIM”.

The EMS website states “MobilSIM™ is a powerful, web-based, easy to set-up and use mobile solution for recording, integrating with high-fidelity simulators, collecting data, and assessing performance from any location. MobilSIM is ideal for in-situ, on-the-go simulation training. Competitively priced, the MobilSIM lightweight custom carrying case contains all the components needed for recording and debriefing a simulation session, managing participants, scoring, and generating reports.”

MobilSIM Benefits:

  • Plug ‘n play solution allows easy and quick set-up.
  • Affordably priced, compact, light-weight, and easily portable.
  • View video and assessment checklist on a single screen.
  • Ideal for training in in-situ human patient simulation environments.

MobilSIM includes:

  • One laptop for hosting the web application and video storage.
  • Two mini HD (720p) pan/tilt/zoom IP cameras with built-in microphone.
  • One wireless network switch.
  • Self-instructional guide.
  • One portable carrying case.

Do you own a MobilSIM? We’d love to learn more about it so share some comments in the article post!

Learn more at the EMS MobilSIM website! Also be sure to sign up to gain access to their free simulation white papers!

Wed. Free EMS Webinar – Simulation for Training Practitioners of Emergency Medicine

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Sign up now  for this Wednesday’s FREE Webinar with EMS-Works

Presented by:
Michael Cassara, DO, FACEP 
Associate Program Director
Residency in Emergency Medicine
North Shore University Hospital
Associate Medical Director
North Shore-LIJ Health System
Patient Safety Institute

Abstract: This webinar provides an overview on the current role of simulation in training and assessing learners and practitioners of emergency medicine in the United States. We will explore how different simulation-based andragogies have been used to educate and assess prehospital care providers, undergraduate medical students, residents in graduate medical education programs, undergraduate and post-graduate nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. An emphasis will be placed on the role simulation-based education has and will have on the education of residents in emergency medicine. In particular, the discussion will involve the new ACGME Milestones initiative, and how simulation-based andragogies may serve medical educators in educating and assessing residents.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. List and describe the types of simulation-based andragogies commonly used in medical education
2. Discuss how simulation may be used for education and formative/summative assessment within the ACGME Competencies (core and specialty-specific) and Milestones

Hosted by:
Education Management Solutions (EMS)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 -> 2:00 pm EDT (1:00 pm CDT; 12 Noon MDT; 11:00 am PDT)

Webinars are one hour in length. Space is limited!

Click here to register for this FREE Webinar!