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MTEC Partners with the U.S. Army

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.

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IVIR Inc. participated at the International Meeting

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.

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William Lewandowski Partners

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. hires Dee Kuenzig as Project Manager

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.

IVIR Inc. attended the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

I/ITSEC Orlando – IVIR Inc. attended The Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC): the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. Held in Orlando, Florida, I/ITSEC consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting.

IVIR Inc. attended MHSRS, the DoD premiere scientific meeting

MHSRS, Kissimmee, FL – IVIR Inc. attended MHSRS, the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. It provides a venue for presenting new scientific knowledge resulting from military-unique research and development. MHSRS is the only military/civilian meeting that focuses specifically on the unique medical needs of the Warfighter. IVIR Inc. had two presentations: “Military Medical Modeling & Simulation Applications of Medical Technology “Realities” to Improve Training Effectiveness – A Joint En Route Care Training System of Systems Architecture with Focus on Patient Handoffs and Transfers” and “A Systematic Review of Pre-deployment Training Capabilities for the Evaluation of Role 2 (R2) Medical Resources in the Afghanistan Combat Theater, Past, Present and Future” along with two poster sessions, “A Systematic Review and Analysis of Canine Medical Care Training” and “Setting Standards for Advanced Modular Manikin”.

IVIR Inc. discusses System Architecture and Design at the University of Washington

University of Washington – IVIR Inc. attended a special meeting at The University of Washington to discuss the System Architecture and design for the Advanced Modular Manikin (AMM) project. Ms. Erin Honold represented IVIR Inc. and provided guidance for the integration of AMM into the Joint En Route Care Training (JETS) System of Systems Architecture which IVIR is the Prime contractor on.

IVIR Inc. attended SOMSA in Charlotte NC

SOMSA, Charlotte, NC – IVIR Inc attended SOMSA: the only medical association that brings together the unique blend of pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine. The primary goal of this conference is to advance the art and science of special operations medical care through the education and professional development of special operations medical providers. SOMSA provides the opportunity for military and civilian medical providers, academia and industry partners from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. SOMSA is the largest gathering of Special Operations Forces medical providers in the world that includes U.S. military, foreign military, domestic tactical law enforcement and tactical EMS providers. IVIR is proud to work with this agency.

IVIR Inc. attended MODSIM in Virginia Beach, VA

MODSIM Virginia Beach, VA – MODSIM World is a unique multi-disciplinary conference for the exchange of modeling and simulation knowledge, research and technology. MODSIM works to join theory and practice across industry, government and academia–providing for an open interchange of information, knowledge and technology. Ms. Erin Honold’s presentation, “Using LiDAR Technology Combined with Position-Tracking Software and the Medical Training Evaluation System (MTES) in an Integrated After Action Review System for Mobile Medical Lane Training” discussed research using LIDAR technology with video and assessment capability to objectively track and assess medical training in a field environment.

IVIR Inc. attended the MTEC Conference in San Antonio

MTEC Conference, San Antonio – The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) held its Second Annual MTEC Membership meeting at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, the “home of military medicine” on Thursday, March 30th, 2017. A special networking event featuring poster displays by current members and invited government sponsors kicked-off the meeting inviting members to network with the MTEC committee and membership.