Powerful Healthcare Simulation Software

Simulation enables complex healthcare systems and processes to be tested in a safe, virtual environment without risk to patients and staff – helping you to make better decisions, improve systems of care and maximize resources.

SIMUL8's software simulates constraints, costs, waiting times and reflects any real world variation and changing demand. This allows organizations to thoroughly and confidently assess the impact of process improvements before implementation.

Trusted by organizations around the globe for healthcare performance improvements

Organizations like Johns Hopkins, Geisinger Health System and the UK NHS use our discrete event simulation software to solve common challenges, make significant cost savings and drive quality improvement in healthcare.

Examples of healthcare quality improvement simulation projects

Memorial Health System

Memorial Health System case study

Ensuring the feasibility of a $31 million OR expansion project: using simulation to optimize capacity planning, system design, and patient flow.

"SIMUL8 has been a valuable application for expanding our range and depth of analytical abilities. It should be considered an important tool in the design of every robust healthcare process improvement program."

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NHS case study

Understanding the impact of an aging population on demand for healthcare services: using simulation to identify the cost and impact of new services on bed capacity needs.

“The simulation results showed the impact of introducing the new service, but also helped us see how demand would grow as a result of the growing population, when our virtual ward capacity runs out, and how much it would all be expected to cost.”

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How simulation is applied in healthcare

How is simulation used in healthcare?

SIMUL8's simulation software is used by healthcare organizations to support complex, evidence-based population health decisions and drive operational excellence across key departments and value streams.

Population health planning

Planning for the health of a population is crucial to ensure the best outcomes, manage demand and ensure effective services. Better care co-ordination, increased focus on chronic diseases and improved processes can make a big difference in patients' lives and reduce costs for healthcare providers.

Simulation can be used to understand the impact of key population health issues and support healthcare networks to achieve the quality of care, cost and better population health.

Healthcare process improvement

Healthcare organizations are challenged with delivering the highest quality of care with the most efficient use of resources and budget.

Simulation drives decision making and operational excellence across a wide range of departments including bed management planning, emergency departments and care services, capacity and resource utilization management, workforce planning and hospital design and construction.

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Dedicated healthcare simulation and process improvement experts

We're not just simulation software experts, SIMUL8's established healthcare team have a wealth of industry knowledge and performance improvement experience.

Claire Cordeaux

Executive Director of Health and Social Care

Claire is passionate about promoting and supporting the use of simulation and modeling to drive healthcare improvement through evidence based decision-making.

Claire has previously worked in local government and the UK NHS, covering children’s services, workforce development, health strategy, and research and innovation at local, regional and national levels.

Claire was one of the original inventors of SIMUL8's Scenario Generator simulation software while in the UK NHS, developing the software in response to the needs of strategic planning in population health.

She has led SIMUL8’s dedicated healthcare division for over seven years, growing the team significantly to meet increasing demand. Claire and the team have supported thousands of healthcare clients worldwide to develop their simulation skills, use SIMUL8 software to improve healthcare services and patient outcomes, as well as providing simulation consultancy projects direct to clients.


Brittany Hagedorn

Process Improvement Consultant & Six Sigma Black Belt

Brittany Hagedorn, LEED AP, CSSBB, has a wealth of experience across health and social care, along with healthcare facility planning.

Her background includes Lean/Six Sigma and project management, strategic planning and integration, business development, patient safety and clinical quality, and operations and supply management.

Brittany first learned of SIMUL8 as a user of the software, while working as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for a hospital system. There, she used simulation as a tool to rapidly evaluate potential process changes, support operational improvement initiatives, and visually engage stakeholders.

She now enjoys working with SIMUL8 to speed the adoption of simulation throughout healthcare, training and supporting SIMUL8 users, and developing innovative simulation-based tools.


Get in touch with SIMUL8's dedicated healthcare team

We are always happy to talk through your unique challenges and simulation could help you resolve them. Using our wealth of healthcare experience, we can help you launch and grow quality improvement programs using simulation.

Contact SIMUL8's team of healthcare process improvement and simulation experts today for more information or to arrange an online demonstration of our simulation software.