SIMUL8 Corporation To Develop Landmark Lean Healthcare Product
SIMUL8 will work with healthcare organizations in the US and UK to develop a healthcare improvement product that puts the power of simulation and lean into the hands of nurses to improve patient care.
- (1888PressRelease) September 30, 2012 - SIMUL8 Corporation, producers of process improvement simulation software, today announced the development of a new healthcare improvement product designed with nurses in mind; allowing them to use simulation and lean to improve patient care.
In the U.S. alone $750 billion is wasted each year on unnecessary healthcare costs, according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine, with $130 billion of that attributed to the inefficient delivery of care highlighting the need for action. The addition of this new lean product for nurses means SIMUL8 now provides a software tool for every level of a healthcare organization to improve planning, increase efficiency, and reduce waste.
The new product is being developed in partnership with major healthcare organizations from the US and the UK and will see representatives from all parties working closely together to design, develop and market the software.
Using the software, nurses will be able to quickly create a computer simulation of their working environment and test how they can improve the efficiency of every day processes giving back time to focus on caring for patients.
"Static tools of this type have existed before, for example spaghetti diagrams, but now powered by simulation we can make these tools dynamic," said Frances Sneddon, SIMUL8 Corporation's CTO. "Simulation will add visualization through dynamic result displays and animation of the process to bring them to life. It also helps with the communication of improvements to everyone involved in the team and provides better evidence to decision-makers."
Claire Cordeaux, SIMUL8 Lead for Healthcare, said "Our aim is to put simulation in the hands of decision-makers using our understanding of healthcare and simulation to ensure that tools are easily used and intuitive. In this case we are really excited to have developed a simulation tool that can be used by nurses themselves. We already have a strong presence in healthcare across the world, and this landmark product shows our continued commitment to healthcare improvement."