Written by on Thursday June 23rd 2011 in Friday Tips, Press Releases, What We're Doing

Health Service Journal Second Phase of Simulation Lab

World renowned healthcare publication, The Health Service Journal (www.hsj.co.uk), has enhanced its innovative free user resource, The Simulation Lab, with a new program of topical simulations using SIMUL8.

The Simulation Lab is a toolkit of online simulations that allow users to experiment with improvement ideas in a risk free environment.

Our lead for healthcare Claire Cordeaux says “It’s a fantastic opportunity to continue our work with such a respected publication, and the feedback we received from users was overwhelmingly positive. Simulation can be used to improve so many areas within healthcare internationally, so it’s great to be getting the message out there.”

The simulations allow users to enter their own data and experiment with different scenarios to evaluate which option will work best for their health system. Whether you’re a manager or a clinician, you can take on the role of decision maker and find answers to your questions.

The interactive simulations explore the key issues facing healthcare organizations today and give users the chance to ask ‘What if?’ questions like:

• What if I introduced new treatment options – would I reduce waiting times?
• What if I reworked shift patterns – could I ensure quality of patient care?
• What if demand increased – can my system cope?

The current simulations available include: experimenting with ideas to make Operating Rooms more efficient, and implementing best practice in stroke care and falls prevention. View the simulations here.

Users can suggest the simulations they’d like to see added every month, to make sure the Lab will cover the topics affecting those working directly in the healthcare industry.

Do you have a topic that you would like to see covered?