Health Scholars Featured in IBI Magazine

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The January 2016 issue of Peoria InterBusiness Issues (IBI) featured an article on the upcoming medical simulation app Health Scholars. An ongoing partnership between OSF HealthCare, Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, SIMnext, and CSE Software aims to standardize nurse training and decrease some of the most common errors made in medical institutions. The collaboration will launch the Health Scholars app this April. This first-of-its-kind tool will revolutionize how new nurses are integrated into healthcare systems.

Health Scholars will be available for use on mobile tablets. It is designed for new nurses to use at the bedside, with preceptors guiding the learning process. The app will first launch with short interactive training modules focused on medication and patient safety, as well as infection prevention.

The idea to create an interactive training app was initially conceived to streamline and improve nurse orientation for OSF HealthCare. Medical experts from OSF and SIMnext, and software developers from CSE put their minds together to design an app targeting smart pump training. Jump is instrumental in testing the product and determining whether it’s positively impacting learning.

Download the article or read more on IBI’s website.