Written by on Monday December 3rd 2012 in Press Releases

A New Addition to the SIMUL8 Healthcare Family; DesignSim for Care

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new healthcare improvement product; DesignSim for Care. This product is inspired and designed with nurses in mind; allowing them to use simulation and Lean to improve patient care.

DesignSim for Care will make it’s first formal appearance at IHI’s 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement Conference in Orlando, FL. We’re really excited for everyone to see how DesignSim for Care will change the future of health quality care. If you want to see what we’re up to this week make sure to keep up with us on Twitter!

We’ve really been looking forward to this week’s conference, but we  want this blog to focus on why DesignSim for Care was developed so follow us as we explain how it all came to be!

First, we think it’s really important to tell you our vision and aim for DesignSim for Care; which is to allow nurses to simulate new layouts to provide evidence for the best improvement solution and, therefore, give more time for patient care.

After conducting research it became apparent that there was a need for a tool that not only enables nurses to simulate their environment but give them evidence for change. Offering nurses a voice and putting the power of simulation in their hands is something we all feel so passionately about that it’s amazing to be able to finally share this great news with you!

Like our other SIMUL8 products, DesignSim for Care allows nurses to quickly create a computer simulation of their working environment and test how they can improve the efficiency of every day processes. This may not seem like a big deal to those who already currently use simulation – but it’s exciting that we now offer a software tool for every level of a healthcare organization to improve planning.

This product couldn’t come at a better time, because DesignSim for Care presents a solution at a time when nurses not only need a tool that offers more time to care for patients, but also lets them practice efficient delivery of care. This has become increasingly important as a recent report by the Institute of Medicine states that in the US alone $130 billion can be attributed to the inefficient delivery of care.

Claire Cordeaux, SIMUL8 Lead for Healthcare, said “Our aim is to put simulation in the hands of decision-makers using our understanding of healthcare and simulation to ensure that tools are easily used and intuitive. In this case we are really excited to have developed a simulation tool that can be used by nurses themselves. We already have a strong presence in healthcare across the world, and this landmark product shows our continued commitment to healthcare improvement.”

If this sounds like something you’re interested in we really encourage you to try it yourself and please offer your feedback. To get the trial head to the DesignSim for Care website. If you want to offer feedback, email us at healthcare@SIMUL8.com, or if 140 characters is more your thing you can find DesignSim for Care on Twitter too!