The IML Story

Inventive Medical Ltd

From small beginnings…

The dedication of leading cardiac anesthesiologists at University College London Hospital to create a realistic simulation solution for a more effective way to teach cardiac anatomy and echocardiography, has been the driving force behind HeartWorks and the company that created it – Inventive Medical.

From the development of the most anatomically correct and realistic 3D heart to a range of fully interactive mannequin based simulators , the HeartWorks systems are globally recognised as the most true-to-life and comprehensive educational tools for Transthoracic and Transoesophogeal echocardiography.

…to a joint mission and a shared venture

IML is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of University College London Hospital Charity. Together, our shared mission is to improve patient care by providing our healthcare professionals with high quality, relevant and transferable learning experiences through simulation and on-line training material.

HeartWorks is the result of this mission. Students can now learn through interactive online content, the complete anatomy of the heart, view it from all angles and recognise patient cases with pathological conditions. They can then practice acquiring ultrasound images though correct probe positioning on a simulator, interpret those images to determine correct diagnosis and treatment, and finally be tested to ensure that all required competencies have been achieved to the highest standard.

Looking ahead

Today, the HeartWorks systems are considered to be the most highly valued and versatile teaching resources available to educators in cardiac anatomy and echocardiography. We consider it a privilege to work with educators in the field of ultrasound and look forward to continue developing effective teaching tools to support their students and ultimately the patients they will serve.