All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘healthcare’

Job-Skills Gap Update

At this year’s MOVES Summit, I mentioned the growing job-skills gap and potential impact on DoD and VA. The most recent statistics indicate that healthcare is disproportionately affected. Of the record 6 million job openings, 1 million are in healthcare. Thus, there will likely be continued demand for modeling and simulation programs that improve training, education and quality of healthcare …

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Mobile simulation for rural providers

More from the University of Nebraska. They now have 4 trucks that provide a mobile simulation facility for rural healthcare providers. I hope this augments in-situ simulation capabilities. Emergency room sections of each truck allow doctors and nurses to train with the same equipment found in a hospital emergency room. Training mannequins have pulses, blood pressures and even secretions such …

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Use cases for VR in healthcare

From MobiHealthNews 1. Surgical Training 2. Pain Management 3. Patient Education 4. Clinical Education 5. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation 6. PTSD 7. Conversion Disorder Treatment (Conversion disorder, also known as functional neurological symptom disorder, is a condition wherein mental or emotional stresses are converted into physical symptoms.) 8. Smoking Cessation 9. Dealing with Fear 10. Concussion Assessment 11. Aging in …

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Healthcare Simulation Update

Fast Company provides a helpful and timely snapshot of some key issues in healthcare simulation. Compared to other domains, adoption of simulation has been quite rapid. It’s interesting to note the surgical communities’ interest in lower-cost and more accessible systems than mannequin-based training. enjoy -Joe

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Healthcare Employment in the US

In earlier briefs and posts, I’ve referenced how a projected employment crunch in the healthcare industry (projected shortfall of 130,000+ physicians by 2025) may impact active duty, dependent and veteran healthcare and costs. The NPS/USUHS/VA Certificate Program in M&S aims to offset this crunch and to improve care while reducing costs and risk. More recent reports indicate increasing pressures and …

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Investments in AR/VR in healthcare

University of Nebraska has created a $118M center for augmented reality and virtual reality. The use of holographic simulations is also planned, all with the goal of improving hands-on practice and encouraging active learning. There is even a giant 280-degree curved screen, offering a wrap-around viewing experience. Surgical simulators, “learning walls”, and a variety of headmounted displays are expected to …

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Case study – US healthcare cost and performance

Healthcare readiness is vital to overall military readiness; likewise the Military Healthcare Systems (MHS) and VA’s role in Service Member, Dependent and Veteran care drive improved quality of life, retention and recruiting.  During this year’s MAWG presentation I presented OECD statistics that indicate the US pays disproportionately more of their GPD on healthcare, achieving lower life expectancy than comparable developed …

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Human Factors and Automation

Originally attributed to clear air turbulence, the incident was a result of faulty sensors and automation the pilots could not immediately override. The untold story of QF72: What happens when ‘psycho’ automation leaves pilots powerless? “Even though these planes are super-safe and they’re so easy to fly, when they fail they are presenting pilots with situations that are confusing and …

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HBR Review of VA Transformation

The author invited VA Secretary Bob McDonald to present his views on transformation of the VA over the last 2 1/2 years as part of the author’s Managing Service Organizations course. One of the 5 lessons McDonald reflected one, “Build a capacity for learning and continuous improvement,” makes specific mention of the importance of Lean Six Sigma and Human-Centered Design …

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Universal Healthcare

Since healthcare is an important recruiting, retention and readiness issue, you may appreciate this article. It provides useful background on US costs/quality as well as policy issues that contribute to why the US, unlike most other developed nations, does not have universal healthcare. -Joe

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