IVIR Inc. attended a medical device training session in Galway, Ireland.
IVIR Inc. attended I/ITSEC in Orlando, FL. I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The NTSA is an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), emphasizes themes related to defense and security.
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.