Presentation on theme: "Simulation Business Models"— Presentation transcript:
1 Simulation Business Models Haru Okuda, MD, FACEPNational Medical Director, SimLEARNVeterans Health Administration
2 DisclosuresNo financial interest or relationships to disclose.
3 SimLEARN Background Mission & Vision Who We Serve Governance & Organizational ChartSimLEARN Program OverviewChallengesOutcomes
4 SimLEARN BackgroundIn July, 2009, the VA Under Secretary for Health approved the establishment of the Simulation Learning Education and Research Network (SimLEARN).SimLEARN is a national simulation training, education and research program which will develop the strategic vision and system-wide plan for simulation process modeling, training, education and research for VHA.National program includes the establishment of a National Center
5 MISSION & VISION MISSION VISION To promote excellence in health care provided to America's Veterans through the use of simulation technologies for process modeling, training, education, and research and to establish VHA as the world leader in the application of simulation based strategies.VISIONTo improve the quality of health care services for America’s Veterans through the application of simulation based learning strategies to workforce development.
6 Who We Serve Who we are Care we provide Veterans we serve 262,000 staff1400+ care sites in 21 RegionsCare we provideHospital, outpatient clinic, nursing home, counseling centerVeterans we serve2.8 million enrolled, 11% women
7 Who We Serve122/153 VAMC’s and 2 Outpatient Clinics have affiliation agreements with 109/131 allopathic and 16/25 osteopathic medical schoolsOver 40 other health professions are represented by affiliation agreements with more than 1,200 colleges and universities, in over 5,000 individual programsOver 110,000 trainees rotate through VA annually7
8 Who We Serve Medicine Dentistry Associated Health 160 advanced fellows Over 20,000 medical studentsDentistry614 dental residents666 dental studentsAssociated Health33,000+ nursing students23,000+ other associated health160 advanced fellows8
10 SimLEARN National Program Develop National Polices, Procedures and StandardsIRB, Use of Expired Medications, Video Policy, etc.Develop National VHA Curricula & ProgramsOOORAMREdI (Resuscitation Education Initiative)New Hospital ActivationTrainingTrain the TrainerSimulation TrainingInvasive and High Risk Procedural Training
11 SimLEARN National Program Field Coordination (VISN and Medical Centers)VISN Simulation ChampionsSimulation Field Advisory CommitteesExternal and Internal CollaborationSimulation Equipment Evaluation, Procurement, and DistributionInteragency Agreement with U.S. Army PEO-STRI for Acquisition
12 SimLEARN National Program CommunicationVHA Simulation Leadership ConferenceAnnual VA Simulation Conference at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH)SimLEARN WebsiteSimLEARN Quarterly NewsletterMonthly Community of Practice CallIntranet SiteBaseline Study of “As Is” state
13 Curricular Development Identification of NeedSimulation Field Advisory CommitteeNational Office (NCPS, OMLA, etc.)Quality or Safety PriorityAssess Existing Policies and DirectivesDevelop Goals and ObjectivesGap AnalysisAssess Literature & Existing Simulation CurriculaCollaborative approach (Internal, External)Apply SimLEARN Healthcare Simulation Lifecycle Model
14 Challenges Communication Capacity Geography Data Measures (Value) Field (Medical Centers & VISN)Central OfficeBuy inCapacityLocal Simulation InfrastructureBalancing Resources with ValueLearner Volume and StakeholdersGeographyData Measures (Value)
16 Outcomes Veteran Learner Organizational Veteran centered safe, quality careImproved clinical outcomesReduced mortality and morbidityImproved quality of lifeLearnerImprove or acquire new skillsTeamwork and communicationOrganizationalVA as a leader in healthcare simulationImproved national clinical outcomes (data)