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Optimisation through simulation

Safer, more effective and efficient healthcare delivery is the goal. Simulation provides the pathway to achieving it. 

As a nationally recognised leader in the field of healthcare simulation, Mater Education presents OptiSim—a unique service for healthcare organisations, architects, engineers and medical device companies which uses a tailored simulation methodology and human factors expertise to assess and improve all facets of healthcare delivery. OptiSim has been developed after almost a decade of highly specialised training and knowledge-gathering in the innovative healthcare simulation space. 

What we do

We work with you to recreate a real-world experience within a clinical or non-clinical environment. Utilising simulation to emulate real-world scenarios, each customised OptiSim program is designed to mitigate risk, enhance the experiences of patients and staff, and reduce costs. Enhanced workflow, elevated safety compliance, and cost avoidance in the form of fewer medical indemnity claims and lower premiums are key benefits.

OptiSim turns the work as imagined into work as done.

In the 2020 - 2021 financial year we delivered

  • Over 50 OptiSims

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We've worked with

We place huge pride in our staff expertise and patient safety. By conducting simulation prior to the launch, it ensures our staff have been trained, are well-rehearsed, and prepared for launch, to provide the best customer experience.
Peggy Ekeledo-Smith, Moreton Day Hospital Head of Practice

Innovation and excellence

OptiSim has been developed after almost a decade of highly specialised training and knowledge-gathering in the innovative healthcare simulation space.

Mater Education’s expertise in developing, facilitating and evaluating world-leading simulation programs is also backed by its unique positioning as a purpose driven education provider integrated with a network of hospitals and a medical research facility.

In 2016 Mater Education received the Simulation Australasia Project Innovation Award for its 24 hour, hospital-wide simulation created to process and facility-test a new greenfield private hospital, and orientate staff prior to opening.

Mater Education is also the only Australian Affiliate Partner of the world-leading Center for Medical Simulation based in Boston, Massachusetts.

We work with you

OptiSim’s tailored approach produces exceptional outcomes in:

  • hospital and healthcare facility design

  • implementation of new systems and processes

  • experiential orientation for staff when preparing the roll-out of a new service line or the opening of a new facility

  • trialling new and high-risk medical procedures

  • medical device design and prototype testing

  • stakeholder confidence

What does OptiSim provide?

  • Prototype testing

    Supporting equipment, facility and system design, through conceptual planning and prototype testing.

  • Facilities testing

    Testing of new services or facilities to ensure your vision is transferred from blueprint to reality.

  • Systems testing

    Use simulation to test and review systems and processes, system performance, identifying active and/or latent threats.

  • Experiential Orientation

    Use simulation to orientate your staff to the new environment, whether it’s a new service line or a whole new facility.

  • Procedure Rehearsal

    Team rehearsal of new, complex or high-risk procedures in preparation for the real event.

  • Patient Experience and Flow Testing

    Receive real-time patient and consumer feedback by using an Embedded Simulated Person.

Enquire with us today!