The efficacy of SiMCare Diabetes has been extensively researched, and is featured in the following publications:
- Academic Medicine Educating Resident Physicians Using Virtual Case-Based Simulation Improves Diabetes Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Sperl-Hillen J, O’Connor PJ, Ekstrom HL, Rush WA, Asche SE, Fernandes OD, Apana D, Amundson GH, Johnson PE, Curran DM. Academic Medicine 2014 Jul 8.
- Journal of Diabetes Science & Technology Using simulation technology to teach diabetes care management skills to resident physicians Sperl-Hillen J, O’Connor P, Ekstrom H, Rush W, Asche S, Fernandes O, Appana D, Amundson G, Johnson P. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013 Sep 1;7(5):1243-54
- SiMCare Main Simulated Physician Learning Intervention to Improve Safety and Quality of Diabetes Care: A Randomized Trial. Sperl-Hillen J, O’Connor PJ, Rush WA, Asche SE, Johnson PE, Pradyumina D, Bilitz GR. Diabetes Care 32:585–590, 2009.
- Diabetes Care Simulated physician learning program improves glucose control in adults with diabetes. Sperl-Hillen JM, O’Connor PJ, Rush WA, Johnson PE, Gilmer T, Biltz G, Asche SE, Ekstrom HL. Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug;33(8):1727-33. doi: 10.2337/dc10-0439
- Advances in Patient Safety: Vol. 4 SimCare: A Model for Studying Physician Decisionmaking Activity. Dutta P, Biltz GR, Johnson PE, Sperl-Hillen JAM, Rush WA, Duncan JE, O’Connor PJ. In: Henriksen K, Battles JB, Marks ES, Lewin DI, editors. Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 4: Programs, Tools, and Products). Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2005 Feb.
Summarized Study Results:
Physician residents on simulated patients:
- 5x higher ability to achieve clinical care goals
- 3x higher on diabetes knowledge testing
- 60% reduction in contraindicated medication prescribing
- 92% reported more confidence in the use of insulin
Practicing physicians on real patients:
- Significantly improved glycemic control in patients with A1C > 7.0%
- Costs per patient reduced by an average of $71/patient
- Substantial reduction in risky prescribing of medications
SiMCare Diabetes is protected under US Patent 8,388,348: Disease treatment simulation