Education Management Solutions, Inc.

May 02, 2007 12:40 ET

EMS and SimMedical Sign Strategic Teaming Agreement to Provide Leading-Edge Simulation Based Training and Performance Assessment

MALVERN, PA.--(Collegiate Presswire - May 2, 2007) - Education Management Solutions, Inc. (EMS), a leader in comprehensive clinical skills training and performance assessment software applications, and SimMedical, a leader in the creation and management of integrated healthcare simulation training programs, have entered into a joint marketing agreement. The focus of the partnership is on helping healthcare providers improve clinical performance, reduce medical errors and increase patient safety.

"SimMedical is an ideal strategic fit for EMS, offering complementary services such as consulting and design of simulation centers and curriculum for healthcare," said Anurag Singh, President of EMS. "SimMedical brings with it almost 15 years of experience and expertise from one of the largest and most successful simulation centers in the world, the University of Pittsburgh's Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER)."

The two companies will jointly offer a combination of products and services that will deliver an end-to-end solution, combining EMS' expertise in skills training and performance evaluation software and audio-video design with SimMedical's simulation solutions.

"Our extensive experience in simulation center design and operational excellence paired with EMS' capabilities will meet the increasing needs for comprehensive training and assessment in healthcare education," said Paul Phrampus, M.D., director of WISER and chief medical officer of SimMedical.

SimMedical CEO Tami Merryman welcomed the partnership as a logical next step for both organizations. "We feel strongly that this partnership will supply a total solution for both new and existing education programs. The result will be a new standard of excellence in simulation-based training."

About Education Management Solutions, Inc (EMS)

Education Management Solutions has been the leader in clinical skills training and evaluation systems since 1998. EMS' innovative suite of Arcadia products demonstrates its technological leadership in the critical field of clinical skills and simulation center training and assessment. The company backs its dependable and versatile system with an unparalleled commitment to exceptional service through every stage of planning, installation, implementation, and on going live support. For more information, please call toll-free 877-EMS-5050 or visit http://www.EMS-works.com.

About SimMedical

SimMedical, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), provides expertise in the creation and management of integrated healthcare simulation training programs, eaturing curricula and a Web-based simulation management system developed by leading healthcare and simulation experts. SimMedical, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Peter M. Winter
Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER), provides continuing education services to improve patient safety and to increase the effectiveness of healthcare training for all care providers. For more information, please call 412-647-6341 or visit http://www.simmedical.com.

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  • Education Management Solutions, Inc.
    Dushy Edrisinghe
    412-647-6341