WISER participated in the 3rd Annual Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation (AIMS) Conference and Exhibition in May. AIMS is committed to bringing together various aspects of the healthcare simulation community including industry, military, government, research, and academia, to educate public policy makers, health care practitioners, and educators about the value of medical simulation in health care training. This year¿s exhibition was supported by AIMS honorary co-chairs Senator Tom Harkin and Representative J. Randy Forbes as well as 134 congressional co-hosts.
WISER in conjunction with UPMC's Integrated Medical Information Technology System (IMITS) provided an overview of how an integrated healthcare simulation program can help drive patient safety through the combined use of curriculum, technology and simulation tools including mannequins and partial task trainers. During the exhibition, Tom Dongilli, WISER's Director of Operations and Administration, shared his experience and deep knowledge of healthcare simulation and its impact with military leaders as well as members of the congressional staff.