NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Through their collaborative arrangement, SimVentures, HealthStream, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions
for the healthcare industry, and Laerdal Medical ("Laerdal"), a global
leader in the provision of educational solutions for healthcare
providers and educators, today announced the launch of SimManager™,
a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application that is used for managing
simulation-based training. SimManager is being debuted in San Diego,
California at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare,
which is being held January 27 — February 1, 2012. SimManager is
immediately available for healthcare organizations.
"Utilization of simulation training among healthcare organizations and
educational institutions is rapidly intensifying — and for good reason,"
said Tor Morten Osmundsen, Chief Executive Officer of Laerdal Medical.
"Simulation is unique in that it allows healthcare institutions to
practice critical, lifesaving procedures in a safe, standardized, and
repeatable environment. With SimManager, implementing and managing
simulation programs is greatly simplified, making this powerful learning
methodology easier to adopt."
The increased focus on patient safety has stimulated a booming interest
in healthcare training through simulation. Many simulation-related
processes remain labor-intensive, and education managers are often
already resource challenged. SimManager simplifies administrative tasks;
it is a comprehensive application for managing all aspects of a
simulation-based training program. Scheduling training, assigning
learning activities, coordinating instructor schedules, tracking
progress, delivering reports, and managing the logistics of simulation
rooms and equipment are all streamlined through the use of SimManager.
Some of the specific capabilities of SimManager include:
Ability to manage simulation rooms, equipment, instructors, and
Can track, manage, and report
Schedule and assign simulation learning activities
Manage simulation content
Integrates simulation scenarios into learning curricula
Can customize role management to create varying access levels for
Configure and schedule reports for simulator utilization and activity
Upload and store simulator debriefing files
Capture simulation activity on learner transcripts
Integrates with Laerdal simulators
Integrates with SimCenter product suite, including SimStore,
SimDeveloper, and SimManager
As a system for managing simulation-based training and education
programs, SimManager is a complete, single source solution. When
SimManager is chosen by healthcare organizations using the HealthStream
Learning Center™ (HLC), there are added benefits. Approximately half of
U.S. hospitals currently utilize the HLC to deliver and track online
training programs and manage classroom-based educational activities for
approximately 2.7 million healthcare professionals. When SimManager is
added as an extension to the HLC, all of the core learning features and
capabilities in the HLC are made available, providing a powerful toolset
for simulation-based training that is already familiar to HLC users.
For more information about SimManager, you may contact HealthStream at
800-933-9293 or Laerdal Medical at 845-297-7770.
SimVentures is a collaborative arrangement between HealthStream (NASDAQ:
HSTM) and Laerdal Medical Corporation that offers products and services
aimed at accelerating the global adoption of simulation-based learning
by healthcare providers—with a focus on improving clinical competencies
and patient outcomes. Its flagship product is SimCenter™, a
comprehensive, software-as-a-service based simulation management
platform. SimCenter is comprised of four components: (1) SimView™, an
audio/video data capture/debriefing system; (2) SimStore™, a web-based
e-commerce site that makes simulation content available for downloading;
(3) SimDeveloper™, an online software developer's toolkit for scenario
developers to create simulation content; and (4) SimManager™, an
application used for managing simulation-based training programs. For
more information, visit http://www.healthstream.com
HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is a leading provider of learning and
research solutions for the healthcare industry, delivering
outcomes-based results for healthcare organizations. Through
HealthStream's learning solutions—which have been contracted by
approximately 2.7 million hospital-based healthcare
professionals—healthcare organizations create safer environments for
patients, increase clinical competencies of their workforces, and
facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest knowledge and technologies.
Through our research products, healthcare organizations gain valuable
insight about patients' experiences, workforce challenges, physician
relations, and community perceptions of their services. Based in
Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has an additional office in Laurel,
Maryland. For more information about HealthStream's learning and
research solutions, visit http://www.healthstream.com
or call us at 800-933-9293.
About Laerdal Medical
Laerdal Medical, one of the world's leading providers of healthcare
solutions, is dedicated to helping save lives with products and services
for Simulation, Airway Management, Immobilization, Basic Life Support,
Advanced Life Support, Patient Care, Self-directed Learning, and Medical
Education. Laerdal is pleased to serve all healthcare providers and
educators, from the lay rescuer to the medical professionals. Laerdal
operates sales and support offices in 23 countries, worldwide, and with
the head office located in Stavanger, Norway. For more information,
or call 877-523-7325.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In this
press release we make forward-looking statements about our use of
capital. These statements are necessarily subject to risk and
uncertainty and actual results could differ materially from those
anticipated due to various factors, including those set forth from time
to time in the Company's filings with the SEC. You should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes
no obligation to update any such statements to reflect circumstances or
events that occur after the dates on which the forward-looking
statements are made.
Mollie Condra, Ph.D., 615-301-3237
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Jan Holm, +47 90641133
Communication & Branding
Source: HealthStream, Inc.
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