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 SimView™.
SimView enables users of advanced patient simulators to easily capture
simulation video, audio, data logs, and "patient" responses, creating a
powerful debriefing tool to optimize learning. SimView is being debuted
in San Diego, California at the International Meeting for Simulation in
Healthcare, which is being held January 27 — February 1, 2012.
"We are very happy to introduce our new debriefing system, SimView, to
healthcare providers as they reap the added benefits of its integration
with SimCenter, our comprehensive simulation management platform," said
Tor Morten Osmundsen, Chief Executive Officer, Laerdal Medical. "Whether
training one-on-one, in a group, or watching and learning from training
sessions of others—both live and recorded, SimView provides everyone
involved with an objective, data-rich way to get more from
Debriefing is a critical part of simulation-based education, and it is
made more effective with SimView, the next generation debriefing tool
that was built from Laerdal's original Advanced Video System (AVS)
product. The new debriefing system provides robust tools to accurately
replay scenarios where students worked with patient simulators—showing
what actually occurred, as opposed to perceptions of what occurred.
SimView automatically integrates data from up to four video cameras, a
microphone, and patient monitoring with the event log from the advanced
patient simulator. Instructors can add comments to the log during a
scenario and can easily manage the delivery, storage, and distribution
of the debriefing files.
Some of the capabilities of SimView include:
Captures simulation events with four IP or analog cameras, a
microphone, and a computer
Captures video, audio, data logs, and "patient" vital signs and then
replays scenarios with instructor annotations
Creates a single, time-indexed debriefing file for effective evaluation
Enables viewing of live events while monitoring vital signs,
annotating in real-time
Provides robust evaluation capabilities via embedded tools and
Integrates with SimCenter product suite, including SimStore,
SimDeveloper, and SimManager
According to a survey conducted by SimVentures of approximately 900
healthcare educators, 94 percent of those who use advanced patient
simulators felt that "the ability to capture high quality simulation
videos that run clearly and smoothly" is important. Only 38 percent of
those who capture some type of data, however, are estimated to be
capturing "video" data. The ease of managing, distributing, and
archiving simulation data for debriefing sessions will be enhanced using
SimView—as it is an integral component of SimCenter, a comprehensive
simulation management platform announced in January, 2011.
"SimView offers healthcare providers a highly effective means of
maximizing their investment in simulation-based learning," said Robert
A. Frist, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, HealthStream.
"Capturing data through SimView significantly enhances students'
learning opportunities in a risk-free, realistic training environment,
contributing to their organizations' overall goal of maintaining a
well-trained workforce to deliver excellent patient care."
For more information about SimView, 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.
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to time in the Company's filings with the SEC. You should not place
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statements are made.
Mollie Condra, Ph.D., 615-301-3237
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
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Communication & Branding
Source: HealthStream, Inc.
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