EMS SimulationIQ was the Platinum Sponsor for SimGHOSTS USA 2016!

Education Management Solutions, providers of SimulationIQ, announced an upgrade to Platinum Sponsorship for the SimGHOSTS 2016 USA event which was held August 2nd-5th at the Jump Trading Simulation Center in Peoria Illinois. The SimGHOSTS community thanks the SimulationIQ family for their continued support of healthcare simulation technology specialists. This support provides for the SimGHOSTS non-profit organization to continue to provide innovative training events and services to the growing population of champions operating simulation technologies.

Because of this amazing support, the SimGHOSTS 2016 Opening Reception was provided for by EMS -- and became FREE for everyone to attend. Activities included a costume party, special “Lock Room” event by professional Lock Room group Escape Bloomington, pizza dinner and open bar!

About the Keynote Address Speaker Dr. Voz and the Jump Simulation Center

John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation Jump Simulation.

Prior to his appointment as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Simulation for the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, "Dr. Voz" was the Director of Simulation Technology and Immersive Learning program for the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University where he provided central coordination and oversight for the undergraduate, graduate, interdisciplinary, and continuing medical education programs.

Under his direction, the medical school created additional organizational capabilities and infrastructure, building resources for educators who wish to use additional innovative learning technologies for teaching and assessment, measuring success with patient-based outcomes research. In May of 2008, Dr. Vozenilek co-chaired the first Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)- sponsored national consensus conference on using simulation research to define and develop clinical expertise. In his work at Northwestern he served as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Research and its Center for Patient Safety, and continues to teach within its master's degree program in health care quality and safety.

He is currently the chair of the Simulation Academy within the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Working Group on the use of Simulation for Maintenance of Board Certification for practicing physicians. His use of simulation and research has included delivery of training and assessment of technical and non-technical competencies, and the use of simulation to emulate a clinical environment for work flow and process change, including electronic health care records (e.g. handoff and inter-hospital patient transfers). These projects demonstrate his expertise in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to create and sustain simulations for clinical environments and produce meaningful interventions with enhance health care reliability

The Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) is an incubator where collaboration and innovation lead the transformation of health care worldwide. Jump programs and objectives are key to improving the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for community members across the region. A collaboration between OSF HealthCare and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), Jump advances the Missions of both organizations. 


About the Opening Reception

To celebrate the unique nerdiness of our technical community, this year SimGHOSTS put together a unique event on location at the Jump Trading Simulation Center chalk full of fun activities!

  • Costume Party & Contest - First of all, we know you all love to dress up so we are doing our first costume party event. Be sure to bring your favorite costume to SimGHOSTS 2016 USA so that during the opening reception you can not only be the star of the show but win some prizes from EMS as well!

  • Dinner and --- Yes --- Open Bar! - As the night gets started the Jump catering team will be serving you pizza and the bar will be open for you to share a few rounds with your favorite community members. Make new friends and connect with old ones during the dining experiences.

  • Lock Room Event - Have you ever participated in a "Lock Room" where you must solve puzzles with your team and escape a room before time runs out? SimGHOSTS is working with Escape Bloomington to provide a Lockbox Showdown presented by - teams of participants are presented with a box with three locks on it. To unlock the box and win the game, they must work together to solve a series of fiendishly clever puzzles. All teams are competing with identical lockboxes and puzzles, so it's a race of wits to finish first!

About Education Management Solutions

Whether you’re running a single simulation event or thousands, EMS' SIMULATIONiQ™ uses the latest web-based technologies to simply and seamlessly capture, organize, and analyze the full spectrum of your clinical skills and mannequin-based simulation efforts. Working alongside subject matter experts, we serve as the driving force behind numerous consumer-centered innovations that continue to move the medical simulation software markets forward with breakthrough technologies. The results are tangible: greater visibility, usability, marketability, adaptability, scalability, measurement, and ROI. EMS offers complete turnkey solutions for clinical simulation training environments that include high stakes exams with standardized patients and integration with simulators, audio-video technology, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation, training, and one-call support for both software and hardware.

Although the success of your clinical simulation program largely relies on educators, as simulation management technology and methodology become more sophisticated, it is important for sim tech staff to be an ongoing partner for planning, maintenance, and problem solving. Sim tech staff need to interact not only with internal stakeholders but also with external simulation center management companies such as EMS to ensure that: all communication lines are open to make sure needs and requirements are perfectly clear; continuous engagement is maintained before, during, and after a clinical simulation center is built; common ground is established between the educators, planning, and tech staff for successful outcomes.

Since its founding in 1994, EMS has established a reputation for delivering superior and dependable solutions and providing unprecedented levels of customer service and support keeping our customers on the leading edge.

Learn more at SIMULATIONiQ.com