Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

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“The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs.

It is interesting here at the IITSEC meeting in Orlando to see all the education and simulation technology being de

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veloped and used by the nation’s military. There are all types of simulation here from live fire ranges, to handling of mass casualties as well as a myriad of very cool flight simulation equipment as well as serious games of al types. Clearly it has become embedded into the fabric of military training and is regarded as mission critical. We need to continue to make simulation mission critical in healthcare and keep moving the ball dow

n the road. Simulation in healthcare needs to be moved from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ through our passion, diligence, scholarly reporting of our work. The healthcare pavilion of the IITSEC meeting is a small but crucial area of the exhibit hall floor. (overall the exhibit space is MASSIVE, and HUGELY FUN! ). I think healthcare being represented here is such a great opportunity for developers and engineers to interact with us, the end users of simIItsec3ulation based education solutions. I think there are many major pieces of the military simulation architecture and engineering that could assist us in the healthcare arena.  Since healthcare is such a major industry in the US alone, hopefully some of the defense contractors will take a look at the healthcare arena with some of their solutions!

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