Tying Serious Gaming to Safer Surgeries, Alion Expert Presented at Healthcare Simulation Conference

Medical mistakes lead to roughly 98,000 deaths each year. To improve this statistic – and save lives – an Alion team, working with the Office of Naval Research, has created a new way to address the root causes of these errors.

Alion’s Safe Surgery Trainer (SST), developed with partners University of Central Florida, IDEAS and Synensis Health, is a virtual trainer designed to help medical personnel reinforce safety protocols, enhance team performance and improve outcomes for patients.

At the recent International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), Alion’s Curtiss Murphy, project engineer and serious gaming expert, presented a session titled "Safer Surgery with Games: The Moment of Truth." Murphy explored the science behind SST and revealed findings from a recent study conducted at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in collaboration with UCF.

The International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) is the premier educational and networking event for healthcare simulation professionals. For more event details, visit http://www.ssih.org/Events/IMSH-2015.

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