Education & Training Tools

Medical education & training programs and software for patients or health care providers.

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TheSimTech is a free online web site with resources focused on the use of healthcare simulation technlogy and solutions used for medical education and training purposes. Based on continuing contributions from the simulation community, TheSimTech's goal is to become an 'online hub' for sharing ideas, information, and resources for all things related to medical simulation.

TUSK knowledgebase for health sciences goes open source

Leila Meyer | Campus Technology | April 4, 2012

Check out this latest news from Campus Technology about the Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase going open source.

"Tufts University is taking its enterprise content, course, learning, knowledge, and curriculum management system for health sciences, known as Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK), open source. Medical schools around the world now have the opportunity to install TUSK at their own institution, customize it to suit their own needs, and optionally contribute their customizations back to the TUSK source code." Read More »

VA-Army Agreement Helping Transform Health Care for Patients

Press Release | SimLEARN, PEO STRI | May 5, 2011

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of the Army are working together to provide cutting-edge simulation-based training for medical staff to enhance the quality of patient care at VA medical facilities across the nation. The $5 million agreement utilizes the expertise of the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to provide support and services in support of VA's Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) Program.

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VHA Providing EHR Training for Health Professional across the U.S.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) currently operates more than 1,500 sites of care, including 152 hospitals, 965 outpatient clinics, and over 130 VA nursing homes. Last year, over 116,000 health professional trainees received some or all of their clinical training in these VA healthcare facilities. The VA has academic  affiliation agreements with more than 1,800 colleges, universities, and medical schools across the U.S.   All of the physicians and healthcare professionals that pass through the VA receive training in the use of the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system. Read More »

VistA Institute

The Telecommunications and Information Policy Group (TIPG) of the University of Hawaii (UH) realizes that there is a growing demand for cost effective electronic health record (EHR) systems and a lack of training and trained personnel to support them.  Therefore, TIPG has established the VistA Institute, an OpenVista / VistA training and certification program.The Institute offers an educat Read More »

WikiMedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a web site with an online database of over 11 million freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. This includes numerous medical images and/or files.