A look back at healthcare and simulation in 2012

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2012 4:16:00 PM / by Göran Malmberg CEO posted in Endovascular Training

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Most analyst expectations for 2012 were highly pessimistic and we can now conclude that the actual development during the year turned out better than expected. In the health care arena, a couple of things, mainly in the United States, stood out.

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Man – Machine: Assessment of human performance?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2012 4:48:00 PM / by Bo Bech posted in Endovascular Training

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What specific knowledge, skills and attitudes does the endovascular expert operator possess? And, which stages do novice candidates have to pass through on their way to proficiency?

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Will robot “autodoctors” take over in the operating room?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2012 4:23:00 PM / by Edward Fält posted in Endovascular Training

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Will tomorrow’s physicians perhaps use “autodoctors” to handle routine steps of a diagnosis or treatment, while the physician only steps in for critical or unforeseen parts?

A couple of weeks ago now I went to watch the latest Ridley Scott movie – Prometheus. The movie’s main character is a young scientist by the name of Elizabeth Shaw leading a team of explorers to distant parts of the universe on a quest to discover clues to the origins of mankind on Earth.

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Tracking return on investment to improve patient safety

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2012 4:33:00 PM / by Göran Malmberg CEO posted in Endovascular Training

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Almost every day we read about demands on our healthcare systems to cut expenditure. One of the most common strategies to do this is through the consolidation of hospitals, thus creating larger care units to spread fixed costs and expand patient access to services.

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Technology in medicine opens the door for simulation training

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2012 5:45:00 PM / by Edward Fält posted in Endovascular Training

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Have you ever thought about the complex communication required for a modern operating room to work? I am not only referring to communication person to person, but to ALL communication, both machine-to-machine, machine-to-human, and of course also human-to-human. This exchange and flow of information must be effective to allow for safe clinical practise.

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What’s the big deal about full physics simulation?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2012 5:52:00 PM / by Anthony G Gallagher Ph.D. posted in Endovascular Training

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Mentice welcomes Anthony G Gallagher, Ph.D. who is one of the leading exponents and international experts on the design, application and validation of VR in medicin. He currently works in the School of Medicine, University College Cork (UCC) and this week he is our guest blogger. 
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Bridging the Gap between Clinical Reality and Computer Simulation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2012 4:43:00 PM / by Edward Fält posted in Endovascular Training

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Dear readers,

It is time for another blog post and with this I want to introduce Edward Fält, Vice President Business Development New Initiatives at Mentice. During his time at Mentice, Edward has had the opportunity to work with both core development activities, clinical interactions to define details of a product as well as marketing activities to appropriately position the use of simulation to maximize value for clients. In this blog Edward discusses the link between technology and medicine and the blog is intended to introduce the importance of disruptive technologies in medical simulation and more specifically full physics simulation with respect to endovascular procedures. 

Göran Malmberg, CEO/President

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How Many Deaths Are Due to Medical Error? Do we have the right numbers or are we guessing?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2012 4:44:00 PM / by Göran Malmberg CEO posted in Endovascular Training

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Just over a decade ago, the patient safety movement gained strength in the United Kingdom and the United States as both countries were publically humiliated with high profile cases of medical mistakes which led to investigation and two key reports being published in 1999 (The Institute of Medicine’s  To Err is Human [1]  in the US) and in 2000 ( An Organisation with a Memory [2]  in the UK).
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Why patients should care if their doctors are using simulation to learn

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 9, 2012 6:10:00 PM / by Göran Malmberg CEO posted in Endovascular Training

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We all read in the newspapers that our hospitals have to cut costs, have not enough trained personnel who also sometimes have to work extreme hours. In Europe we are trying to get working hours down to below 10 hours per day, in the United States residents’ working weeks have to be maximum 80 hours a week! In parallel, medical disciplines are getting more and more advanced with the use of new equipment, new techniques as well as advanced medical devices.

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