How Simulation Centers Can Expand
Use and Support of Healthcare Innovation

Presented by: Efrem Violato, PhD
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This webinar will detail how Simulation Centres can expand their use to support healthcare innovation.
  • Recorded: Sep 20th, 2022
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Intermediate

Presentation Abstract:

Simulation benefits Healthcare Professional’s skills and knowledge but also has the capability to improve patient care in other ways, such as through usability testing for health technologies and devices. Usability testing is the evaluation of a product’s ability, in the intended context of use, to be used in an effective and efficient manner, learned with ease by the user, and produce user satisfaction. Health-tech and innovation is dynamic with new devices continually emerging and digital health-technologies, or Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), seeing rapid and disruptive growth. With the growth of SaMD and physical devices, more Innovators than ever are trying to bring products to market. While Innovators and SMEs lack access to environments and end-users, Simulation Centres often have excess capacity, particularly during the summer months. While having excess capacity the amount of funding and the funding models for SCs is variable with competition within academic or healthcare institutions for funding and resources. Offering simulation space and expertise to Innovators to conduct usability testing and gather data to improve device design presents a way to fill capacity, secure sustainable funding, and improve healthcare. This webinar will present the importance of simulation for usability testing and how both Innovator and Simulation Centre needs can be met to ultimately improve patient care. Some of the major considerations and challenges when establishing this new service will be discussed along with potential future directions for simulation and usability testing in the virtual space.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to describe the important considerations and challenges for expanding their offering.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify if their centres capabilities can align with innovator needs.
  3. Attendees will be able to plan an approach to expanding their centres offering

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Efrem Violato, PhD

Research Associate at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation
Efrem Violato has a background in Social-Cognitive and Educational Psychology with a focus on health professional education and training, specifically simulation, group performance, and assessment. His role within the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation covers diverse responsibilities including supporting the Alberta Innovates Health Innovation Platform Partnership at CAMS. Efrem helps Innovators and Small-Medium Enterprises design and conduct simulation-based usability testing for medical devices, including digital health technologies.
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Disclosures: NAIT CAMS is a recipient of a Government of Alberta grant to support health innovators through simulation. The speaker is employed by NAIT but has no personal disclosures.

Kerri Oshust

Director at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation
Kerri Oshust is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation. She has previously worked as an MRI and an MRT in Edmonton and holds an MBA. Kerri is a strong believer in the essential and transformative nature of clinical simulation to improve patient safety and care, not only through the education of the next generation of health professionals but also by supporting local SMEs and innovators in developing new health technology. She has a broader vision of collaboration between all the support structures across Alberta to help lift the entire ecosystem.
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Disclosures: NAIT CAMS is a recipient of a Government of Alberta grant to support health innovators through simulation.

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Formerly he served as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, and volunteer Fire-Fighter, after receiving his BA in Film and Digital Media Production and working on Hollywood production sets. He currently lives with his wife in Las Vegas with their two young daughters and two crazy dachshunds.
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