Healthcare Education Assessment Training & Technology Inaugural Conference Opens in Orlando

This morning at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL the inaugural Healthcare Education Assessment Training & Technology Conference opened its doors to healthcare educators, administrators, innovators, and more.

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Opening the show was Andy Smith of Halldale Media who shared how he began his journey into healthcare education by spending his childhood holidays with his parents who worked in hospitals. As an adult his passion took him into developing businesses which support simulation training in the military and aviation industries — all of which helped him see the stark differences healthcare training when he had to undergo laparoscopic surgery over a decade ago where there was no simulation. For him, the opportunity to help bridge that gap was clear. Andy then mentioned the book Beyond the Checklist by Suzanne Gordon (read my book review here) which obviously mentioned the “Miracle on the Hudson”, to which he suggested “was no miracle” because “prepared pilots executed trained procedures and communication methods that saved the lives of those onboard”. He then reminded us that while there have been about 400,000 deaths and millions of injuries attributed to medical error in the past year alone, there has not been a single death by a US-based airlines carrier in the past four years.

Being a world leader in simulation resources for aviation, Andy clearly brings critical knowledge necessary for the expanded success of simulation in healthcare. Challenges he suggested for our community include: resistance to change, a retiring baby-boomer generation which will create a vacuum of experience, the increased attention of medical errors by Washington DC and the difficulty to have good work in some areas to be adopted elsewhere.

Andy then introduced the event’s keynote speaker John H. Armstrong MD FACES, State Surgeon General and & Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Armstrong provided a brief overview of the healthcare needs of Florida to help demonstrate the often-missed identification of exploring actual patient care needs before moving into simulation. He followed that “context” should be the primary driver of healthcare education and included other challenges to simulation champions in healthcare including:



  • Ability to show relevance to quality and ROI of performance outcomes
  • Fragmented business model which was understandably driven by industry but that we have usually invested in before analyzing real needs
  • Culture of “practice on patients” is outdated yet still prevalent and questioned if this was really the best way to evaluate process

Dr. Armstrong then suggested how we can move forward:

  • Re-brand simulation to inspire quality with focus on patient outcomes
  • Develop integrated business model which works between industry, patients, and healthcare providers and focuses on public priorities
  • Focus on curriculum development which follows this pattern: explore needs assessment, define outcomes, select metrics, design instructional content, select appropriate simulator and tools, and then explore evaluation & feedback. (as opposed to starting with simulator selection and then designing instruction content).

He finalized his talk by asking us “Why do we pay 6 billion a year for a premium in inefficiency in healthcare education and training?”, reminding us that we don’t seem to all be on the “same page” in the simulation community, and that we need to reposition education and training through simulation as part of the solution to health system challenges.

Currently David Banks MSW FACHE from Florida Hospital is reminding us that the U.S. Inspector General suggested that of the hundreds of thousands of death attributed to medical error, 44% of them are preventable. Inspired yet? HEATT is lining up to be the event healthcare needs to improve its education and training.

Learn more about the HEATT program here and for more coverage, be sure to follow twitter accounts @HealthySim & @HalldaleMedia.


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August 22nd-24th Healthcare Education Assessment Training & Technology (HEATT) Conference EXTENDS Early-Bird Rates!

After the SimGHOSTS 2014 USA (August 5th-8th) simulation technician training event, I will be speaking at HEATT 2014 alongside SimGHOSTS President James Cypert on the topic of ‘technician’s behind the technology’. If you are a healthcare educator, administrator, innovator or entrepreneur, I highly recommend this new unique learning event, put on by groups that leaders in aviation simulation training conferences worldwide! Best of all, I heard this morning that early-bird registration has been extended so you can still sign up for a discounted rate!

Act Now! Early-bird rates for this year’s Healthcare Education Assessment Training & Technology (HEATT) Conference HAVE BEEN EXTENDED – REGISTER TODAY!

Human performance is the single most important contributor to quality (and safety). Regardless of the spend on buildings, equipment, catering and the countless other contributors to ‘quality,’ whenever carers are not trained adequately standards of work could decline and all other investment is wasted. HEATT 2014 has a strong three-day program addressing the need for a renaissance in healthcare training, taking a closer look at modern education and training techniques, including simulation, that can make a huge difference to safety as it has in other high risk industries.

Discussion topics include:

  • The Business of Healthcare
  • The Future of Healthcare
  • Intersections: Healthcare Innovation through Simulation and Engineering
  • The Curricula Revolution in Medical Schools
  • Developing a Nurse Practitioner Simulation Program
  • Graduate Medical Education Federal Funding: CMS and HRSA
  • Surgical Simulation
  • How Can Simulation Centers Transform Healthcare?
  • Fundamentals of Robotic Surgery Curriculum Development
  • Using Audio-Based Simulation to Impact Kirkpatrick Level 4 Learning Results
  • And much more!

To view the complete program and a list of confirmed speakers click here.

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REGISTER NOW AND SEE YOU THERE!

 

Healthcare Education Assessment Training and Technology Event This August

HEATT, which stands for Healthcare Education Assessment Training and Technology, is having its first annual event this August in Orlando Florida. The goal of this meeting is to improve education and training to promote enhanced safety, efficiency, capacity and performance. Expanded objectives for this event will be formulated later this month at The Future of Healthcare Education and Training — at the CAMLS Center in Tampa, FL.

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Friday 22 – Sunday 24 August 2014
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida USA

What is HEATT?

HEATT is a major new event designed to bring together all those who contribute to the development and deployment of education and training technologies and techniques in healthcare. These topics are covered to a greater or lesser extent in a multitude of other events across the world and through the year but there is a need for a single forum to bring the sector together and discuss these topics, not in specialty specific conferences but in an open integrated forum.

HEATT is organized by The Halldale Group, publishers of simulation and training magazines; and the organizers of over 50 training conferences and events for high technology, high risk industries.

Why HEATT?

We know that healthcare is not working properly and aside from the well documented human cost, up to a half of healthcare expenditure in the US, or $1.2 trillion, is lost due to avoidable error and waste. It will take new and better, individual and team training within a robust system designed to minimize the possibility of error to create a proper system of care fit for patients, staff and the healthcare business. Helping to create that system and support it through timely and excellent training is what HEATT is designed to do.

HEATT will draw the best minds in the sector from all disciplines and professions to a focused forum which will address the overall need for a ‘training renaissance’. By making best use of new and emerging teaching techniques, technology, training and assessment tools and drawing on best practices the event will promulgate best practices and the benefits they offer patients, staff and the healthcare business.

Who should attend HEATT?

HEATT is for everyone involved in healthcare education. If your involvement is from a student’s first exposure in high school through nursing and med school, residency, practice and ongoing career you should attend HEATT and contribute to the discussion.

Hospital and healthcare executives need to be aware of the potential for improvement that other high risk industries have already realized. Hospital managers, risk specialists, insurers and government will be key to the change that is needed in healthcare E&T to develop a system of affordable quality care.

Visit http://halldale.com/heatt2014 to learn more today!


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