When doctors, nurses, first responders and other health care personnel are trained, it makes obvious sense for them to practice on simulators, not human beings.
From that premise, Education Management Solutions
(EMS) in Exton has evolved into a fast-growing provider of software and audio-video devices used for training, evaluation and documentation by medical and nursing schools, hospitals, testing boards, allied health programs and counseling centers.
Anurag Singh founded the company as a one-man consultancy in 1994. Since then the workforce has grown exponentially, up 78 percent between 2009 and 2011. As of March, EMS's workforce was up another eight percent; now at more than 80, Singh expects to reach 100 by year's end. To accommodate the growth, the company recently relocated to a new 37,000-square-foot headquarters.
EMS software, cameras and video recorders provide a high-tech solution for learning everything from routine tasks to "replicating a problem they may or may never see" in actual practice, Singh explains.
Moreover, he adds, "the best way to learn in any environment is to reflect on what you did right and what you did wrong. So the whole process being recorded and having experts evaluate your performance and give feedback, that is applicable in any industry."
The demand for patient safety and patient care has driven EMS's rapid growth, with sales up 153 percent in three years. Now Singh has his sights on the international market, where he sees opportunity for continued expansion -- a s(t)imulating possibility.
Source: Anurag Singh, EMS
Writer: Elise Vider