IVIR Inc., along with its partners, were awarded a $2M contract by the US Department of Defense to make recommendations for changes to current medic and corpsman training and to develop two prototype medical simulators. These simulators will give medics and corpsmen a chance to practice the types of advanced skills necessary to prepare them for the challenges they may face on future battlefields. Catherine Strayhorn, the IVIR Inc., CEO said, “IVIR is very excited to be selected for this program, we understand the extreme conditions our soldiers experience and this offers an opportunity to enhance medical training that will ultimately improve outcomes”. William E. Lewandowski, the IVIR Inc. Principal Investigator on the project said, “We see this project as an important part of meeting Lieutenant General West’s goal of having zero preventable deaths on the battlefield, and we are focused on doing our part to make that happen.”
IVIR Inc. was awarded a $2M contract by the US Department of Defense to make recommendations for changes to current medic and corpsman training and to develop two prototype medical simulators. These simulators will give medics and corpsmen a chance to practice the types of advanced skills necessary to prepare them for the challenges they may face on future battlefields. The effort will continue through 24 December 2020.
IVIR Inc. attended the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition National Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2018 NM&SC National Meeting, centered on the theme of “Improving Human Performance & Effectiveness”.
IVIR Inc. attended the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL where Bill Lewandowski was part of a panel that discussed “The Future of Simulation in the Continuum of Care”.
Bill Lewandowski attended ITEC conference in Germany, briefed at SISO seminar at ITEC on “First step towards a standard for Medical M&S Interoperability”. Using High-Level Architecture (HLA) as the underlying simulation infrastructure and customized medical modeling and simulation (MMS) Federation Object Model (FOM) was designed to integrate live, virtual, constructive, and gaming (LVCG) simulation technologies.
IVIR Inc. attended the Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly in Charlotte NC. SOMSA, the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) brings together the unique blend of pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine. Providing a forum for IVIR to collaborate with medical providers, academia and industry from around the world to meet and exchange ideas in our Scientific community.
Charleston, SC – In partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) is pleased to announce that Information Visualization and Innovation Research, Inc. (IVIR), of Sarasota, Florida, and SimQuest International, LLC, of Annapolis, Maryland, have been awarded funds to develop operational architectures supporting military medical training simulations. Architectures created through these research projects will become part of the Joint Evacuation and Transport Simulation (JETS) systems.
MTEC awarded project funding in the amount of $1,975,737 to IVIR and $1,997,385 to SimQuest. Research by both companies will focus on developing architectural models to guide the construction of integrated simulation and training modules for the JETS systems.
The Department of Defense (DoD) will use the architectures created for the JETS systems by IVIR and SimQuest as part of a DoD Global/Joint Patient Movement (GPM/JPM) instructional platform. Construction of such integrated training simulations is the first part of a broader effort to create a standardized, interoperable method of medical response training across the Services.
Lester Martinez, MD, MPH, Major General (Retired), U.S. Army, President and Chairman of MTEC Board congratulated IVIR and SimQuest on the award. “Research by IVIR and SimQuest will help to create uniform medical response training that improves the care our Warfighters receive. MTEC is pleased to be a part of their efforts to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of military medical service,” Martinez stated.
IVIR participated at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) conference and supported multiple Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) committees and a trade show booth. Featured was the System of Systems Architecture for Joint Medical Training with Focus on Patient Hand-offs and Patient Transfers. The aim was to provide a realistic representation of casualty hand-offs and transfers that occur in the joint en route continuum of care. This improves mechanisms for training, test and evaluation to reduce medical errors and adverse events.
IVIR (Information, Visualization and Innovative Research Inc.), is pleased to announce that William Lewandowski (Bill) has partnered with the company and will spearhead research projects related to medical simulation, curriculum development, and ROI.
Mr. Lewandowski brings with him decades of experience, most recently as the Vice President of Surgical Products and Business Development for a major medical and surgical simulation company where he supported industry training requirements. Prior extensive military training experience includes armor combat operations training and a background in military simulation. He also worked in the aviation simulation industry where he managed an airline flight simulation center and curriculum development, division.
As a 2017 Board of Directors member for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), and the outgoing Chair of the Corporate Roundtable, Mr. Lewandowski has been active in projects that include industry, government, vendors, research and the Society itself.
“We are thrilled that Bill Lewandowski has joined forces with IVIR,” said Catherine Strayhorn, Chief Executive Officer and President of IVIR. “His wide range of simulation and training experience brings our research, medical curriculum and ROI initiatives a well-rounded and informed perspective that greatly benefits our customers.”
“I am excited to work with IVIR as we see the potential in various projects and look forward to bringing them into reality,” said William Lewandowski, “I am also looking forward to seeing everyone at IMSH, and connecting with them in a different way, now that I can share a wide range of product offerings and capabilities supported by me and the entire team at IVIR.”
At IMSH, IVIR can be found in “Government Row” in booth #239: The program on display is a System of Systems Architecture for a Joint Medical Training with Focus on Patient Hand-offs and Patient Transfers. The overall aim of this research is to provide a more realistic representation of casualty hand-offs and transfers that occur in the joint en route continuum of care. This is to improve mechanisms for training, test and evaluation to reduce medical errors and adverse events occurring before, during, and/or after patient hand-offs and transfers. The specific study aims are to add to the current body of knowledge by identifying and addressing gaps in joint en route care training and construct a top-level inter-operable architectural framework for a training system of systems that can track individual and team performance correlated to patient outcomes.
About IVIR Inc.: Information Visualization and Innovative Research Inc. (IVIR Inc.), is a leader in research and development in education, medical education, modeling and simulation. Established in 2008, IVIR’s team of professionals represents years of comprehensive experience in these areas. IVIR focuses on cutting-edge research and development of information visualization technologies for the US Military and civilian markets. From developing educational engineering systems, designing simulation devices, to providing program management services, IVIR’s goal is to achieve measurable results that make a lasting impact and ultimately save lives.
IVIR Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Dee Kuenzig as Project Manager. Dee has a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University, College of Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dee comes to IVIR Inc. with experience managing technical Product Development in the medical simulation and rehabilitation markets. She also has experience working with educational planning and instruction in various settings. A seasoned technical leader with over 20 years’ experience in project management, marketing, and product development, Dee will be assisting with Technology Development and Program Management.