SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SonoSim, Inc., a leading global provider of ultrasound education and training, and GE Healthcare officially announced expansion of their collaboration to now cover ultrasound training and education for GE Women's Health and Urology Divisions. Following on the heels of a successful inaugural launch last July with GE Healthcare's Point-of-Care Ultrasound division, SonoSim® 365 for GE Healthcare will now also be offered to Women's Health and Urology clients with qualifying ultrasound systems. This collaboration will accelerate the adoption of bedside ultrasound by medical practitioners by eliminating a historical barrier to its use, the difficulty and complexity of training users.
"We are committed to offering clinicians and healthcare providers not only exceptional ultrasound technology, but also a comprehensive suite of education and training tools that helps to enable them to enhance their skills in the use of that technology, and ultimately provide better patient care", states Tracy Bury, General Manager GE Women's Health Ultrasound US. "SonoSim's innovative simulation platform allows clinicians to gain confidence in their scanning skillset by providing training on everything from the basics of scanning through to the navigation of complex, real-world, pathologic cases from actual patients."
The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution is a portable, virtual ultrasound training experience that utilizes real-patient cases with a broad spectrum of normal and pathologic conditions. SonoSim® 365 for GE Healthcare delivers easy-to-use and proven-effective ultrasound training through integrated didactic instruction, hands-on training, and knowledge assessment. With over 60 SonoSim® Modules to choose from, GE Healthcare customers can customize their training solutions from a wide range of ultrasound topics and can obtain continuing medical education (CME) by completing CME-accredited SonoSim® Modules.
"OB-GYN ultrasound is a complex, operator-dependent modality, meaning the skills and outcome are dependent on the training of the operator performing the ultrasound exam," said Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, MD, of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "In my 25 years of practice, I've never come across an ultrasound training platform as comprehensive as SonoSim."
"As early adopters of point-of-care ultrasonography, Obstetricians and Gynecologists can use SonoSim® 365 for GE to improve their ultrasound proficiency while reducing skill decay," said Dr. Dan Katz, Vice President of Business Development at SonoSim. "We are dedicated to helping save lives, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes through the use of ultrasound. Our continued collaboration with GE Healthcare allows SonoSim to fulfill this core mission."
SonoSim is dedicated to improving and transforming medical care by serving as a global leader in ultrasound education and training. With its staff of leading ultrasound educators, instructional designers, content editors, scientists, and software developers, SonoSim has created the easiest, most effective, and most convenient way to learn ultrasound: The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution.
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