Debra A. Tauber, MSN, RN, CEN, CHSE, Founder/CEO Innovative SimSolutions, LLC, US
Why This Focus of Impact:
Debra Tauber on Health Tech starts here: Medical errors account for the third leading cause of death in the United States. Using simulation to train medical, nursing, and allied health students and, professionals hold great promise for reducing medical errors, reducing patient morbidity and mortality, improving patient quality of life, and reducing skyrocketing healthcare costs. A recognized thought leader in simulation, Deb’s passion as a nurse and educator is to improve patients’ lives through the better implementation of all current simulation technologies in colleges, universities, and hospitals improving the culture of safety in healthcare. She’s conducted consultations at all levels of the healthcare industry, strategically assessing clinical learning environments and using innovative methodologies to integrate simulation technique and simulation technology. With over 35 years of experience in nursing and healthcare in the emergency room (with a special focus on pediatrics, geriatrics, and special needs populations), Deb has the natural ability to connect with leaders and learners to create a measurable, sustainable, evidence-based culture change using simulation. In short, Deb is passionately committed to helping all types of healthcare teams to maximize the value of their investment in their simulation center to better educate their students and improve patients’ lives.
- Chairs the Risk Management Subcommittee for the Society of Simulation and Healthcare (SSiH) identifying potential risks for the society accreditors.
- Contributed to the Healthcare Simulation Dictionary which has been translated into five languages to date and endorsed by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) – the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system http://www.ssih.org/dictionary
- Substantially contributed to the set-up and oversight of over 25 simulation centers across the United States establishing the physical simulation lab and training faculty, staff, and simulationists.
- Assist colleges, universities, and hospitals in creating evidence-based research using simulation that translates to reduced medical errors, reduced morbidity and mortality, better patient quality of life, and better patient outcomes
- Continue to help individuals and organizations discover the value of simulation and its potential for transforming the healthcare industry by integrating technology as well as the technique of learning to use the principals of simulation as a vehicle for this transformation
- Incorporate the use of animals and pet therapy for more holistic, evidence-based approaches to simulation and contribute to the literature in this area
- Educators open to new ideas and wishing to leverage the existing equipment and new technologies to transform their practice into positive patient outcomes
- Industry leaders in game-based learning, virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with a keen interest in maximizing these modalities to improve learner outcomes
- Simulation visionaries interested in implementing evidence-based simulation methods to improve learning outcomes translating to improved patient outcomes