Author: Joel Selzer

Extending the Reach of ArcheViewer-Powered Online Education Through The Leading Channels Learners Have Come to Know and Trust

We are pleased to announce the successful launch of a new federated distribution model that enables educational providers to seamlessly distribute ArcheViewer-powered education across multiple online CE portals at the same time. The ArcheViewer Multi-Distribution Partner Model (or Multi-DP for short) extends the capabilities of the ArcheViewer Distribution Partner Network (AVDPN) we launched last April in collaboration with CMEZone, CME University, ElsevierCME, freeCME.com, Impact MC, MedPage Today, myCME, POWER-PAK, and ReachMD.

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With the addition of Multi-DP support, Educational Partners can now construct a single set of learning activities within the ArcheViewer that can be centrally managed and seamlessly accessed by millions of clinician learners.  And since the data is also captured and analyzed centrally within the ArcheViewer, regardless of where the learner accessed the content from, faculty and educational planners can now more easily build, manage, analyze, and update their content and programs in one place.

Over the past few weeks Antidote Education Company and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and AcademicCME, have launched the first Multi-DP supported education and the model has quickly proven to be a highly effective and efficient way to maximize learning outcomes. Please contact the ArcheMedX Team if you are interested in learning more about the Multi-DP model or swing by our exhibit (table #8) at next week’s Alliance Industry Summit in Philadelphia to say hi and meet with us.

Joel Selzer
Co-Founder & CEO

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The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), AcademicCME, and ArcheMedX Launch Innovative Online Learning Series to Address Advancements In Dyslipidemia Management

Millions of clinicians can now access an interactive online CME program designed to improve learning and competency around the use of Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics in Dyslipidemia Management

Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

ArcheMedX announced today, in collaboration with PIM and AcademicCME, the launch of an innovative continuing medical education (CME) program supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Alliance and powered by the ArcheViewer, a data-driven, e-learning software platform. This new educational program is designed to address advancements in monoclonal antibody therapeutics in dyslipidemia management and is being simultaneously distributed through five of the leading online CE portals including CME University, freeDyslipidemia_ArcheViewer_Multi-DP_Program_ImageCME, myCME, Open CME, and POWER-PAK.

The broad launch of this educational series by PIM, AcademicCME, and ArcheMedX provides unmatched reach to ensure that clinician learners can efficiently access critical content and a more impactful learning experience through the online channels they have each come to know and trust.

“As our Partnership with ArcheMedX has evolved over the past two years, we continue to benefit from the ArcheMedX innovation and they have now made it possible to manage our content and data in one place, while targeting a nearly limitless audience of clinician learners. Together, we are delivering outstanding learning outcomes and finding even greater efficiency and success!” commented Dr. Timothy Hayes, President of AcademicCME.

Clinicians who participate in this educational series will engage in content developed by world-class faculty and leverage a structured set of learning tools (powered by the ArcheViewer) that enable each learner to:

  •     archive relevant lessons to their personal ‘learning stream’;
  •     take and synchronize notes at any moment during the activity;
  •     set critical reminders that prompt the learners to reflect and apply what they have learned over time;
  •     search through and review resources (i.e., articles, studies, tools) selected by faculty; and,
  •     submit questions directly to faculty.

As Joel Selzer, Co-Founder and CEO of ArcheMedX, explains “We developed a federated distribution model that enables educational partners, such as PIM and AcademicCME, to construct a single set of learning activities within the ArcheViewer that can be centrally managed and seamlessly accessed by millions of clinician learners. And since the data is also captured and analyzed centrally within the ArcheViewer, regardless of where the learner accessed the content from, faculty and educational planners can now deliver a truly agile and data-driven educational model to the broadest audience possible.”

Access to this new initiative, “Advancements In Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics In Dyslipidemia Management” is now available for CMEUniversity, freeCME, myCME, OpenCME, and POWER-PAKregistered learners. To learn more about these pioneering CME programs, please contact Dr. Timothy Hayes at thayes(at)academiccme(dot)com For additional information on the ArcheMedX e-learning delivery and real-time analysis solutions, including the ArcheViewer e-learning platform, please contact Joel Selzer, CEO of ArcheMedX, at joel(at)archemedx(dot)com.


About PIM
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is nationally accredited to certify education and issue continuing education credit to a multidisciplinary audience of learners. PIM is recognized for the highest level of excellence by being awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the ACCME and Accredited with Distinction by the ANCC. PIM specializes in joint providership, outcomes measurement, and grant solicitation/funding support; PIM also offers an online eLearning platform with traffic guarantees, www.cmeuniversity.com.

About AcademicCME
AcademicCME is a physician-run, healthcare solutions medical education company designed to impact practice behavior and thus patient outcomes. AcademicCME leadership draws on the more than 45 years of clinical experience of its staff physicians in clinical practice and education, which provides a unique understanding of the dynamics between physician behavior, patient care and practice based educational needs. Visit www.academiccme.com for more information.

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company that is transforming online learning in medicine through an agile, data-driven approach to e-learning that improves competency and performance among healthcare professionals. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visit www.archemedx.com for more information.

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Antidote Education Company and ArcheMedX Collaborate to Address Learning and Performance Gaps in Acute Heart Failure through Continuing Medical Education

Antidote Education Company (Antidote) and ArcheMedX are pleased to provide emergency department physicians and residents, hospitalists, cardiologists and other clinicians who treat patients with Acute Heart Failure an interactive three-part e-learning series to address gaps in the treatment of the disease.

Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2015

Antidote Education Company (Antidote), an accredited provider of continuing education for physicians, and ArcheMedX announced today their collaboration to deliver the first series of Acute Heart Failure focused continuing medical education (CME) activities utilizing the ArcheViewer, a data-driven e-learning delivery and real-time analytics platform.

“Acute Heart Failure is a syndrome that confronts every practicing clinician at some time. We’ve treated acute heart failure the same way for many years, but now we have therapeutic options to improve care for patients. By delivering a truly interactive learning experience, we believe clinicians will be better able to absorb these critical lessons and apply them to patient care,” described Michael Fleming, MD, Antidote’s Chief Medical Officer.Slide_1_v1

Sonja Boon, Vice President of Strategic Education at Antidote added, “We chose to partner with ArcheMedX because their data-driven approach to e-learning provides our planners and faculty the tools needed to create a more agile education experience – one that improves learning, retention, and recall over time. Together, we are very pleased to provide clinicians across the United States with education that aligns outstanding content and innovation to achieve our mission of providing a ‘Cure for the Common CME’”.

“New Horizons: Effective Management of Acute Heart Failure” provides clinicians access to a suite of learning tools that promote a personalized experience, allowing learners to:

  •     Submit questions to faculty
  •     Take, sync, and archive their own notes
  •     Respond to in-lesson polling
  •     Set personal reminders with the click of a button
  •     Explore relevant resources collated by faculty

Learning measurement is a cornerstone of the ArcheViewer’s approach to transforming e-learning. As learners engage with content, real-time data is collected, analyzed, and presented back to planners and faculty. This approach enables the Antidote team to rapidly assess the impact of the education and to refine content. What results is a truly agile learning architecture designed to improve education over time and to coax reflection and recall of evidence-based lessons to clinical practice.

Antidote registered learners now have immediate access to these activities at http://www.antidotecme.com or by visiting freeCME’s website. If you are interested in learning more about “New Horizons: Effective Management of Acute Heart Failure” and its impact on closing treatment gaps, please contact Sonja Boon, Vice President, Educational Strategy. For more information on the ArcheViewer and how ArcheMedX is improving online learning in healthcare, please contact Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO.

About Antidote Education Company
For over two decades, Antidote Education Company has been championing the educational needs of healthcare providers. Founded in 1991, Antidote has focused on bringing engaging, practice relevant education that can have an immediate impact on patient lives to healthcare providers. This is accomplished by developing valuable initiatives for audiences– by incorporating evidence-based CME, delivering unique education to geographic areas that are often educationally underserved and focusing on patient outcomes. Our mission is to improve the care provided to patients by providing high-quality, relevant, and practical continuing medical education. Please visit http://antidotecme.com to learn more.

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company that is transforming online learning in medicine through an agile, data-driven approach to e-learning that improves competency and performance among healthcare professionals. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visit https://www.archemedx.com for more information.

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ArcheMedX Wins the 2015 Outstanding Innovation in CPD for the CE/CPD Professional by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Charlottesville, VA — JANUARY 15, 2015 — Today, during the 2015 Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference, ArcheMedX will receive the 2015 Outstanding Innovation in CPD for the CE/CPD Professional award. This award is in recognition of the innovative design and impact of the “Flipping the Classroom: A Data-Driven Model for Nursing Education” initiative that was developed by Dr. Brian S. McGowan, Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, in collaboration with Drs. Jann Balmer of the University of Virginia Health System and Kathy Chappell of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Given in honor of Rafael Sanchez, MD, dedicated physician, educator, and CME leader, this award recognizes outstanding innovation in continuing professional development. This year’s award winner, “Flipping the Classroom: A Data-Driven Model for Nursing Education” initiative, leverages a data-centric approach to blended learning and includes an innovative online series of educational modules powered by the ArcheViewer, a data-driven e-learning software platform, to optimize a one-day symposium designed for continuing education (CE) planners and faculty.

About the Flipping the Classroom Initiative
The goals of the initiative were to maximize learning opportunities associated with a one-day symposium; expose nurse educators to a data-driven version of the flipped classroom using the Learning Actions Model as a potential tool for their own use, and to increase the efficiency of learning by combining pre-work and agile educational planning with a small, working group classroom experience.

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The pre-work included a series of video-based activities created to introduce the science of continuing education. In all, 11 videos ranging in length from 6 to 11 minutes were produced to explore the science of learning and professional development, including modules on the Natural Learning Actions, Adult Learning Theory, Behavior Change and many more.

Following the principles of the Learning Actions Model, learners were encouraged to reflect, take synchronized notes, set personalized reminders, search through related resources, and ask questions of faculty as they moved through the content. In addition, faculty created educator notes and interactive polls timed to appear at specific learning moments throughout the activity. This approach, powered by the ArcheViewer eLearning platform, led to completion rates across the 11 video-based lessons exceeding 95%.

At the symposium, 76% of the respondents claimed that by interacting in the more structured online modules they were better prepared to engage with symposium faculty and to be more active learners. More importantly, analysis of these online learning experiences, helped planners refine and personalize the live classroom experience to match the insights captured from the pre-work of each learner.

To learn more about the success of this initiative view a recent article published in the November edition of the Journal of Continuing Education (JCEN). To participate in the online portion of the award winning initiative use this link to register (free of charge).

About ArcheMedX

ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e‐learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system,ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visit https://www.archemedx.com for more information.

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NCQA, Med-IQ and ArcheMedX Collaborate to Improve Quality in Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Practices Earning Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

Med-IQ Collaboration Announcement

To help improve patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and its collaborating partners, Med-IQ and ArcheMedX, will develop an innovative education series for health care professionals practicing in NCQA-Recognized patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) and practices interested in becoming recognized as a PCMH by NCQA.

PCMH is the fastest-growing delivery system innovation. Nearly 43,000 clinicians at more than 8,600 practices have earned the NCQA PCMH seal, and 37 states have initiatives that use NCQA Recognition. This first-of-its-kind education model will be delivered in two tracks—”Pre-Recognition” and “Post-Recognition”—and will align certified and non-certified education with NCQA-Recognized PCMHs to improve knowledge, competency, performance and patient outcomes. Listen Now NCQA

The ArcheViewer, an informatics-driven, connected learning architecture developed by ArcheMedX, will power both online tracks and offer participating clinicians a personalized and structured set of learning tools that will drive reflection and have a positive impact on practices as learners engage in educational content and resources developed by NCQA and Med-IQ.

The “Pre-recognition” portfolio will be a central repository of resources aimed at the primary care practice that would like to pursue the PCMH model, but do not know where to start. The “Pre- Recognition Portfolio would offer a variety of learner-accessible tools and resources towards practice transformation. Primary care practices vary in configuration (e.g. solo, multi site, community health center) population served, locations (e.g. urban, rural), and technical capabilities (EHRs, patient registries, patient portals, appointment systems/reminders). This portfolio will cast a wide net to engage clinicians and establish a pipeline towards PCMH Recognition.

NCQA has identified several attributes that contribute to PCMH success including technical assistance to help create and sustain the transformation, practical examples and support for meeting the requirements, and a systems approach to QI that results in data, standard measurements, and technical assistance.

The Pre-Recognition portfolio will be a central repository of resources aimed at primary care practices that want to pursue the PCMH model, but do not know where to start. The portfolio will offer a variety of learner-accessible tools and resources to facilitate practices’ transformation into medical homes.

NCQA has identified several attributes that contribute to PCMH success, including technical assistance to help create and sustain the transformation, practical examples and support for meeting requirements and a systems approach to QI.

The Post-Recognition portfolio will help practices continue to maintain and improve their quality of care. A mix of live and online learner-accessible activities will be offered to the health care team, in addition to topics that relate directly to their patient population, to help them target areas for quality improvement.

Because the ArcheViewer will power the online activities, NCQA and Med-IQ will be able to rapidly assess the effectiveness of each activity and continuously refine content and lessons to guide learners, who will have access to online activities in the following clinical areas:

  • Behavioral/mental health
    • ADHD, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder
  • CV risk and disease management
    • Congestive HF, hypertension, lipid management, obesity management
  • Endocrinology
    • Type 2 diabetes, male hypogonadism, osteoporosis
  • Neurology
    • Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease
  • Preventive health care/patient education
    • Medication adherence, smoking cessation, antibiotic resistance, adult immunization, HCV screening

All clinical topics will be linked to the PCMH model, with feedback provided specifically for PCMH requirements. This “ladders up” to the triple aim of better quality, cost and patient experience.

About the Patient-Centered Medical Home

The patient-centered medical home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Patient care is managed by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatments across the health care system. A growing body of research confirms that medical homes can lead to higher quality, lower costs and higher patient and provider satisfaction.

For more information on this initiative, the collaboration or NCQA PCMH Recognition, contact:

Bart Ecker
Director, Education
ecker@ncqa.org
202-955-5120

Jennifer D’Alessandro, MPA
Assistant Director, Clinician Education
dalessandro@ncqa.org
202-955-5196

Med-IQ Contacts

Scott Weber, CEO
CEO
Med-IQ
sweber@med-iq.com
203-762-0588

Catherine B. Mullaney, MHA
Vice President, Educational Partnerships
Med-IQ
cbretz@med-iq.com
443-543-5101

ArcheMedX Contact

Brian S. McGowan, PhD
Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder
ArcheMedX, Inc.
brian@archemedx.com
267-603-2510

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Impact Education, LLC announces the launch of the continuing education audience generation platform, MC Impact: Reaching Managed Care

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Impact Education, LLC (IE), a leader in continuing education (CE) for managed care professionals, is pleased to announce the launch of the audience generation platform, MC Impact: Reaching Managed Care. MC Impact has an exclusive database consisting of over 12,000 qualified managed care and other payer professionals derived from more than 130 certified activities that target important decision-makers, including Medical Directors, Pharmacy Directors, Specialty Pharmacists, and Clinical Pharmacists. MC Impact offers targeted hosting and distribution opportunities to CE providers who want to reach this unique audience and improve participation rates for their activities.

“We are pleased to partner with MC Impact and ensure that the critical educational content we are powering is broadly available to the managed care audience. MC Impact’s experience in reaching the key decision makers in managed care is unmatched.”

Activities hosted by MC Impact have on average 2500 participants and 300-400 completers. MC Impact can help CE providers create awareness for activities through custom e-blasts, targeted social media marketing campaigns, and effective search engine optimization tactics. CE providers can also leverage MC Impact’s unique learning platforms, The Managed Care Review Board™ and Conference Reporter, which were specifically designed for the managed care and payer audience.

Directing education to managed care and payer professionals requires a precise approach, one that differs from approaches employed for other more traditional health care providers. MC Impact has extensive experience generating a unique audience for activities aimed at these health care professionals that extend beyond licensed physicians, pharmacists, and nurses. Learners are classified according to their organizations, titles, and functional positions, including health technology assessment (HTA) and pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee members. As the health care landscape continues to evolve, MC Impact learners are also being proactively sorted according to accountable care organization (ACO) affiliations.

In recognition of the unique opportunities to educate managed care and payer professionals, ArcheMedX, a pioneering e-learning technology and health informatics company, has selected MC Impact as one of their distribution partners.

As described by Brian S. McGowan, PhD, Chief Learning Officer at ArcheMedX “We are pleased to partner with MC Impact and ensure that the critical educational content we are powering is broadly available to the managed care audience. MC Impact’s experience in reaching the key decision makers in managed care is unmatched.”

ArcheMedX currently partners with dozens of medical educators (national medical societies, leading academic medical centers, and content distributors) to power more than 100 web-based activities available across dozens of clinical areas.

About Impact Education, LLC

IE is an independent medical education and communications company dedicated to providing high quality educational programs. IE’s mission is to develop education that improves patient outcomes in combination with increased health care efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The majority of activities developed by IE are focused on the needs of the managed care and payer audiences. IE received the Alliance for CME Award for Outstanding Collaboration. The award recognizes organizations that best demonstrate innovation or uniqueness in achieving effective CME/CE collaboration. The award recognized the successful partnership with collaborators, including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), to implement a Performance Improvement (PI) CME initiative that has been acknowledged as a model activity. Visit www.impactedu.net.

Contacts

Impact Education, LLC
Steven Casebeer, MBA
215-619-8812, ext. 102
Steve.Casebeer@Impactedu.net

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Data is Changing the Way we Teach and Learn

Over the past two years we have seen digital tools and technology accelerate the push of innovation into (and out of) the classroom, from K-12 and higher ed to corporate training and lifelong learning. With the proliferation of tablets and cloud-based content and delivery, online learning is quickly becoming pervasive.

Yet, the real transformation in online learning isn’t coming from “Massive Open and Online Courses – MOOCS” and blended learning models alone, instead it is being driven by combining numerous innovations with advances in the use of data to inform, personalize, and optimize the online learning and teaching process.shutterstock_105784187

Recognizing that learners have varying educational needs and learning styles, most would agree that the ideal learning path is one that is personalized to an individual’s preferred method of learning and educational requirements. So simply putting a course online and opening it up to the masses, while certainly more democratic, is not transformative alone when most students still struggle to consume and assimilate the same one size fits all education, leading to extremely low completion rates of only 4% as complied by Harvard and MIT.

Instead, imagine if we used data to instantly assess the individual learning needs, interests, learning styles, and preferences of each learner to create a truly personalized and contextually relevant learning experience. In this type of data-driven model, we could leverage a myriad of data to create a more personalized learning pathway that knew precisely how to drive each learner to reflect and take action at the proper moment and could automatically reinforce the most appropriate lessons to improve completion rates and retention over time. And of course, the learning platform itself would become smarter and more effective as it collected and analyzed more and more data.

Sounds like science fiction, right?  Well companies such as Knewton and Pearson have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to make data-driven education a reality and have successfully launched highly adaptive learning programs that use big-data-fueled predictive analytics to inform which questions and modules thousands of students should progress through.

The early success of Knewton and Pearson has opened the door to an emerging wave of digital learning solutions that leverage data in new found ways to optimize and refine the process of teaching and learning. For example, at ArcheMedX we are improving the competency and performance of healthcare professionals through our own data-centric learning model.

In a recent example of our data-driven version of a flipped classroom, we collaborated with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (part of the American Nurses Association) to power a 10-part e-learning program in nursing education that resulted in a 95% completion rate and outstanding learning outcomes. You can read more about the impact of this data-driven model in the November edition of JCEN, the American Nurses Association’s Journal on Continuing Education.

Joel Selzer

Co-Founder & CEO

ArcheMedX, Inc.

 

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CBIC’s Next Tech Night Takeover: The EdTech Revolution: Changing The Way We Teach And Learn

Thursday Night, December 4th, 5pm – 8pm at The Haven

~ featuring ~ Mike Benzian from Teachstone; Michael Lenox from Darden’s Batten Institute; Joel Selzer from ArcheMedX; and Brien C. Walton from the Jefferson Education Accelerator

Charlottesville, VA – The Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) will hold its last Tech Night Takeover (TNT) of the year on Thursday, December 4th, at The Haven, with a program on The EdTech Revolution: Changing The Way We Teach And Learn, featuring four of Central Virginia’s most prominent educational technology leaders.

Advanced technologies and high rates of innovation are resulting in an abundance of new products, processes, and services that are changing how humans interrelate to each other, problem solve and learn. In the education sector, new technologies are changing the way we teach and learn both inside and out of the classroom. As educators and students, both young and old, adopt and grapple with these new tools, one begins to wonder: what is the impact on education at large? How will further investment in innovation impact teachers and students?

This don’t-miss discussion about the direction of education technology (or EdTech) will be facilitated by Joel Selzer, Co-Founder and CEO of ArcheMedX, a healthcare informatics and e‐learning technology company based in Charlottesville, and features an all-star trio of panelists—all leaders in mentoring EdTech firms:

  • Mike Benzian, Chief Product Officer at Teachstone
    Mike knows how to successfully build EdTech companies, having previously served as President of Silverchair Learning, and now leads product development for Teachstone,  a leader in early childhood training, assessment and certification. Mike will give the event some CLASS: an overview of Teachstone’s Classroom Assessment Scoring System that “takes the guesswork out of determining what is—and is not—effective teaching.” Mike holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business and a BA from UVa.
  • Michael Lenox, Academic Director, Batten Institute
    Michael is the Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and was one of UVa’s first professors to run a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Coursera. He is also Associate Dean and Executive Director of Darden’s Batten Institute for  Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Michael carries a Ph.D. in Technology Management and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on top of a BS and MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia
  • Brien C. Walton, Co-Founder, Jefferson Education Accelerator
    Brien has spent the past decade investing, incubating, and mentoring EdTech ventures and now serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Jefferson Education Accelerator, an EdTech accelerator for growth stage EdTech companies supported by the Curry School of Education Foundation. Brien holds masters degrees in Education and Educational Technology from University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, respectively, along with a master’s degree and doctorate in Law from Georgetown and University of DC, respectively. 

The EdTech Revolution: Changing The Way We Teach And Learn, will be held Thursday, December 4th, starting at 5:00 p.m. at The Haven, 112 W. Market St., in downtown Charlottesville across from Lee Park. TNT events are open to CBIC members and their guests, as well as to potential new CBIC members. Each event features a 45 minute talk show style panel with audience participation followed by an early evening, after-hours social and networking event.

The public is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets to the December TNT event through this EventBrite link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-night-takeover-the-edtech-revolution-changing-the-way-we-teachlearn-tickets-13854066887. Media representatives are encouraged to request press credentials, including priority seating, in advance. Please contact CBIC Executive Director Tracey Greene for press credentials, access to speakers, interviews, and supporting media

Sponsors for the December TNT event include Pioneer Bank, U.Va.’s McIntire School of Commerce, the AV Company, The Batten Institute, U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group, U.Va. Office of Vice President of Research, ArcheMedX, and The Bridge, Ltd.

ABOUT CBIC

As the region’s technology council, CBIC promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and supports growth and success among the Charlottesville region’s technology-focused organizations. CBIC provides a forum for ideas and a collective voice on behalf of the technology sector. Through collaborative partnerships, educational resources and strategic relationships, CBIC enhances, publicizes, and champions technology initiatives that strengthen economic and social vitality in our area. For more information, please visit our website at CvilleInnovation.org, follow us on Twitter at @CBICouncil and follow TNT events using #CBICTNT.

For Immediate Release:

Contact:

Tracey Greene

CBIC Executive Director

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ArcheMedX and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Address Gaps in Treatment for Depression by Expanding the MDD e-Learning Program to Physicians Across The U.S.

All licensed physicians and patient-centered medical home teams can now access 10 connected and accredited e-learning activities that help to improve diagnosis and treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Trenton, NJ (October 8, 2014) ‐ The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) and ArcheMedX announced the launch of a new 10 part e-learning program designed to address educational and practice gaps in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which remains a leading cause of disability throughout the world and currently afflicts 7% of the U.S. population every year. Given the continued difficulty in effectively treating patients who suffer from MDD, NJAFP and ArcheMedX have developed a more interactive and impactful online learning program that will assist physicians across the U.S. in more accurately diagnosing and effectively treating MDD.

The 10-part web based curriculum, accredited with AAFP Prescribed credit for family physicians, was designed in coordination with seven constituent chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This innovative educational series offers family physicians, internists, and patient-centered medical home teams an entirely new way to connect learning to practice by diving deeper into the “Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder” through an interactive, self-directed learning experience powered by the ArcheViewer.MDD_self_reg(2)

As Ray Saputelli, EVP/CEO at NJAFP explains, “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our MDD educational series in continued partnership with ArcheMedX and with the support of our fellow AAFP constituent chapters. Together, we are improving the diagnosis and treatment of MDD by offering every family physician across the U.S. a far simpler and more engaging way to acquire new knowledge and apply critical lessons to patient care.”

Clinicians who participate in the education series will have access to a personalized and structured set of learning tools that enable each learner to archive relevant lessons to their personal ‘learning stream’. As learners engage in any of the 10 accredited CME activities they can:

  • take, sync, share, and archive their own notes;
  • set personal reminders that will be delivered via a spaced-based reminder system to maximize recall and action;
  • submit questions to faculty for further discussion and reflection;
  • and quickly search through and view relevant resources (i.e., journal articles, clinical studies, patient education tools, etc.) that have been carefully selected by faculty.

ArcheMedX is delighted to extend its partnership with the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. As physicians and patient-centered medical home teams turn increasingly to e-learning programs to save time and accelerate access to critical information, collaborations such as ours are providing the personalized tools and knowledge they need to improve care”, said Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO of ArcheMedX.

Access to all ten activities is available starting today and clinicians can register (free of charge) using this link (register here). AAFP constituent chapters who wish to provide program access to their members can activate their own information page on the chapter website. To learn more about how your AAFP constituent chapter and members can participate, please contact Ray Saputelli, Executive Vice President of the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. For more information about the ArcheViewer and the data driven learning solutions provided by ArcheMedX, please contact Joel Selzer, CEO and Co-Founder, or visit www.archemedx.com.

About New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP)

The NJAFP has been advancing the cause of family physicians and their patients for over 50 years. With over 2000 members, including active practicing family physicians, residents in family medicine, and medical students interested in the specialty, the NJAFP is the largest primary care medical society in the state and a chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Our mission is to promote excellence in the standards and practice of Family Medicine to benefit the citizens of the state of New Jersey. Membership in the NJAFP guarantees career-long resources and support that will keep Family Physicians on the cutting edge of patient care. Visit http://www.njafp.org for more information.

About ArcheMedX

ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e‐learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. Visit https://www.archemedx.com for more information.

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REPORT: Physician Leadership Forum – Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource

With input from AHA members, the Physician Leadership Forum examined the value of CME to hospitals as a strategic resource for physician-hospital alignment. “Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource” provides an assessment of the value of CME, recommends ways to improve value, and identifies case examples of hospitals that are using CME to improve performance and align the delivery system.

The report recommends greater use of performance-based CME, more streamlined accreditation standards, broader sharing of best practices, increased communication between CME departments and senior leadership, and greater involvement of physician leaders as champions in CME as ways to improve the use of CME as a strategic resource for hospitals.

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