The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers.
Recognizing that simulation represents a paradigm shift in health care education, SSH promotes improvements in simulation technology, educational methods, practitioner assessment, and patient safety that promote better patient care and can improve patient outcome.
A major venue for advancing simulation in medicine is the annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (formerly IMMS) that has been held successfully since 1995. SSH, beginning in 2006, has wholly sponsored this meeting.
SSH welcomes ties with other organizations interested in patient simulation as well as companies providing simulation technology.
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)
Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA)
Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
University of Miami Center for Research in Medical Education