HITSHealth Innovation Technology & Simulation Laboratory
  • icare
    iCare/DocuCare Project Co-invented iCare is an education electronic health records (EHR) simulation and clinical assessment learning software. HITS conducted usability study of iCare at UT, Kennesaw State University - GA, and Kent State University - OH (funded by NSF).
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  • us-hap
    US-HAP Project Unified Smart Home Automation Platform (US-HAP) aims to promote independent living in vulnerable populations. This is an ongoing project collaborated by Y-12, College of Engineering, and College of Nursing.
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  • y-12
    Y-12 PDRD Project This project is to use advanced modeling and simulation for system optimization, real-time location services, sechedualing, resource utilization, predictive modeling. This is an ongoing project funded by Y‑12 National Security Complex.
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Health Innovation Technology & Simulation Lab

The Health Innovation Technology and Simulation Lab (HITS) is an organized research unit (ORU) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. It is built on collaborative research partnership between the College of Nursing and the College of Engineering and led by co-directors of Drs. Tami Wyatt and Xueping Li. The mission of the Health Innovation Technology and Simulation Lab (HITS) ORU is to advance the science of health information technology and ways HITS enhance consumer health and professional health education.

HITS has more than 7,600 square feet of simulated healthcare space in which to provide a replica of the patient care environment where health care providers learn to apply cognitive, technical and psychomotor skills using an interdisciplinary approach.

The vision for the center is to instruct and facilitate learning that measures the learner's performance and competency in the health care environment and develops health care providers who continue to evaluate and apply principals learned in simulation to direct patient care.

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  • CON
    College of Nursing The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a nationally recognized leader in the education of highly-skilled, visionary nurses. We currently enroll 471 students in our undergraduate nursing programs, 124 students in our master`s program, and 50 in our doctoral programs.
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  • COE
    College of Engineering The University of Tennessee's College of Engineering has a commitment to excellence in scientific research and the training of engineering professionals. The college consists of seven nationally renowned research centers, and more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories.
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  • Y-12
    Y-12 National Security Complex The Y‑12 National Security Complex is one of four production facilities in the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Nuclear Security Enterprise. Decades of precision machining experience make Y‑12 a production facility with capabilities unequaled nationwide.
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The University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Nursing provides unique opportunities for tenure track faculty. As the state’s flagship school, the University of Tennessee Knoxville offers a research-intensive environment for interdisciplinary collaboration, with state-of-the-art technology and research resources.

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