Today, a number of factors, including a rising focus on patient safety, desire for standardized educational opportunities that are available on-demand, and need to hone skills in a controlled environment have led to the increased use of simulation technology across the healthcare education continuum. Medical simulation technology allows a clinical situation to be better understood, controlled, and virtualized through the use of interactive videos, manikins, role-playing techniques, and more. Simulation tools serve as a better alternative to practicing medicine on cadavers. A trainee, learning in a simulated environment, is encouraged to make mistakes and learn from them without the fear of harming an actual patient. This not only increases their confidence but also improves their skills significantly.
Today’s simulation products can range from basic models that teach a simple, single skill to advanced realistic equipment that facilitates complex interactions. For example, low-fidelity manikins such as an IV arm can be used for practicing injections, wound closure techniques, and more. At the same time, high-fidelity manikins, , are used in a variety of high-stake trauma scenarios, such as a mock code, a postpartum hemorrhage, or a mass-casualty incident. In this day and age, computerized full-body manikins are considered the mainstay of simulation-training.
With a comprehensive view of the simulation technology’s wide applications, this edition of MedTech Outlook brings you the “Top 10 Simulation Solution Providers – 2019.” A distinguished panel comprising of eminent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts, along with MedTech Outlook’s editorial board have assessed several simulation technology solution providers and shortlisted the ones that are distinctively prominent in the field. The companies listed here showcase extensive business knowledge and exhibit competence in delivering innovative solutions that meet the needs of the customers.