SSH & SimGHOSTS Create Strategic Partnership

SSH and The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) are now partnering to offer you and SimGHOSTS subscribers new learning opportunities in technical training. This partnership is important as healthcare simulation operations evolves into a more highly focused role within the healthcare simulation field and the use of technology increases.

Key benefits include:
  • Offering you new collaborations in training course development, promotion and development of the certification process, maintenance of standards, and online collaborative projects.
  • Leveraging the training expertise of SimGHOSTS in preparing Simulation Operations Specialists (also known as Simulation Technicians, Simulation Technology Specialists, and Simulation IT Specialists) for the SSH Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) designation.
  • Providing the expertise necessary to benefit the role of the operations specialist as it expands and the requirements for technology intensify.
  • Delivering benefits and discounts for members and subscribers who join both organizations. SSH Members receive discounted SimGHOST subscription for $110 and SimGHOST subscribers receive a $25 discount on SSH Membership. 

"We are excited to join with SSH in offering technical training. This is an important step to demonstrate to the simulation community and the healthcare industry the enormous breadth of skills and teamwork required to conduct high quality healthcare simulation. This partnership and continued training will ensure that talented individuals can learn and advance their knowledge to provide the best educational environment for learners of all levels. This will allow simulation training to continue improving the quality of the healthcare personnel caring for ourselves and our loved ones, not just now, but in the future as healthcare simulation and all of the technology it relies on continues to evolve."
Scott Crawford, MD
Assistant Professor TTUHSC El Paso
President SimGHOSTS 


“The alliance with SimGHOSTS is a natural fit for SSH. SimGHOSTS has taken on the mission of supporting operations and technology specialists tasked with managing healthcare simulation labs of all sizes and forms. It is a critical function with unique challenges and many of our members have similar needs. For those who are enmeshed in the operations area of healthcare simulation, SimGHOSTS provides a community of likeminded individuals, while SSH provides a channel for collaboration and support across multiple, integrated aspects of healthcare simulation. We welcome this partnership and encourage collaboration between our respective societies.”
Pamela Andreatta, PhD, EdD, MFA, CHSE
Director, Human Performance in Medicine, Surgery, and the Health Professions
Research Professor, Institute of Simulation and Training
University of Central Florida
President 2015, Board of Directors
Society for Simulation in Healthcare 


This new partnership will provide SimGHOSTS subscribers and
 SSH members with new learning opportunities and will benefit both organizations by leveraging the training expertise of SimGHOSTS in preparing sim techs for the SSH Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) designation. This designation recognizes those individuals with specialized knowledge, skills, abilities and accomplishments in simulation operations. Healthcare simulation operations are evolving into a more highly focused role within the healthcare simulation field at the same time that the use and level of technology is increasing. The partnership between SSH and SimGHOSTS will provide the experience and expertise needed to benefit the role of the operations specialist as it expands and the requirements for technology intensify. The CHSOS designation provides formal recognition of individuals who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for certification. Individuals obtaining this designation will have demonstrated their commitment to continued professional development and lifelong learning. Additionally, the partnership provides benefits and discounts for members and subscribers who join both organizations and will include new collaborations in training course development, promotion and development of the certification process, maintenance of standards, and online collaborative projects.
 

About the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in healthcare, SSH membership is comprised of all healthcare disciplines, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation-based modalities such as manikins, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers. 

Learn more by visiting the SSH website here.