Imperial College London and Orzone cooperate to develop unique medical simulation product.
Goteborg, February 18th, 2010. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and Swedish company Orzone in collaboration to develop a unique medical simulation product to improve medical outcome and patient safety.
Orzone announces its first Orcamp customer, Imperial College in London, one of the leading universities in the world. The parties have entered a long-term partnership to jointly develop content and functionality for a team training operating environment called Orcamp.
Focusing on advanced medical procedures, Orcamp will facilitate training and assessment of multi-professional operating teams. Features include full-scale OR equipment such as x-ray equipment, patient table and screens, integration with available patient simulators, built-in technical and team exercises and extensive assessment support according to validated rating scales. Since the x-ray is simulated and the patients are virtual, no radiation is emitted and no patients are hurt while the medical teams are trained.
Vascular Surgery Professor Nick Cheshire, Head of Circulation and Renal Sciences at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, remarks:
“- Orzone is an impressive group of people with great ideas on how to improve patient safety and procedural efficacy. I am truly looking forward to entering into this collaboration and validating the concepts proposed.”
The partnership will include an installation of Orcamp in Imperial College’s skills centre, located at St. Mary’s hospital in central London.
Research activities as well as scheduled courses are planned for the second half of 2010.
“- With its impressive research track record within medical simulation, Imperial College was our first choice as a research partner. We expect exceptional results from our joint projects” quotes Professor Lars Lönn, Clinical Director at Orzone.
About Imperial College London
Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment - underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture. Since its foundation in 1907, Imperial's contributions to society have included the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. This commitment to the application of research for the benefit of all continues today, with current focuses including interdisciplinary collaborations to improve health in the UK and globally, tackle climate change and develop clean and sustainable sources of energy.
Orzone is based in Goteborg, Sweden and is committed to help improve medical outcome by developing creative tools, based on virtual reality, e-health and advanced simulation technology. The tools facilitate structured proficiency based training and assessment of medical skills. Orzone collaborates with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) to harmonize training of European medical doctors. The collaboration will result in a comprehensive electronic platform to support medical training, assessment and continuous professional development. Orzone provides a unique comprehensive training environment which can be used for harmonizing assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviors. The framework supports standard hospital processes through computer based tools for training and planning.
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Orzone’s mål är att förbättra patientsäkerheten med fokus på kompetensutveckling inom vården och för en nollvision. Orzone arbetar för att förbättra vårdkvaliteten genom att minska antalet felbehandlingar med egenutvecklade tekniska lösningar baserade på webbteknologi samt avancerad simuleringsteknik. Lösningarna används som stöd för utbildning, planering och utvärdering av medicinsk kompetens.