Author: Joel Selzer

STUDY: 83% of nurses own a smartphone, 57% tablet, 65% use on the job | Klick Health

A new study conducted at the beginning of this year found that nurses are using their smartphones in the clinical setting but that the tools they use are shaped by the policies there.

Device ownership isn’t a barrier, most nurses have a smartphone, and half own a tablet:

83% smartphone
57% tablet
65% use device at work
65% use device 30 minutes or more per shift
87% use internet on device at work

via 83% of nurses own a smartphone, 57% tablet, 65% use on the job | Klick Health.

ABSTRACT: Key characteristics of successful quality improvement curricula in physician education: a realist review — Jones et al. — BMJ Quality and Safety

Purpose Quality improvement (QI) is a common competency that must be taught in all physician training programmes, yet, there is no clear best approach to teach this content in clinical settings. We conducted a realist systematic review of the existing literature in QI curricula within the clinical setting, highlighting examples of trainees learning QI by doing QI.

Method Candidate theories describing successful QI curricula were articulated a priori. We searched MEDLINE (1 January 2000 to 12 March 2013), the Cochrane Library (2013) and Web of Science (15 March 2013) and reviewed references of prior systematic reviews. Inclusion criteria included study design, setting, population, interventions, clinical and educational outcomes. The data abstraction tool included categories for setting, population, intervention, outcomes and qualitative comments. Themes were iteratively developed and synthesised using realist review methodology. A methodological quality tool assessed the biases, confounders, secular trends, reporting and study quality.

Results Among 39 studies, most were before–after design with resident physicians as the primary population. Twenty-one described clinical interventions and 18 described educational interventions with a mean intervention length of 6.58 (SD=9.16) months. Twenty-eight reported successful clinical improvements; no studies reported clinical outcomes that worsened. Characteristics of successful clinical QI curricula include attention to the interface of educational and clinical systems, careful choice of QI work for the trainees and appropriately trained local faculty.

Conclusions This realist review identified success characteristics to guide training programmes, medical schools, faculty, trainees, accrediting organisations and funders to further develop educational and improvement resources in QI educational programmes.

via Key characteristics of successful quality improvement curricula in physician education: a realist review — Jones et al. — BMJ Quality and Safety.

ArcheMedX Extends Its Distribution Partner Network With Two of the Leading Distributors of Continuing Education (CE) for Healthcare Professionals

Providers of CE for healthcare professionals now have the opportunity to deliver ArcheViewer-powered education to the global community of clinicians who trust MedPage Today and PeerAudience for their medical news and continuing education.

Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

ArcheMedX is pleased to announce the addition of MedPage Today and PeerAudience, two of the most trusted companies supporting a clinician’s digital lifelong learning needs, to the ArcheViewer Distribution Partner Network (AVDPN).

Since the April launch of the AVDPN in collaboration with CMEUniversity, Applied Clinical Education/CMEZone, Elsevier CME, freeCME, myCME, and ReachMD, providers of CE for clinicians have been developing and efficiently launching more impactful and engaging online education powered by the ArcheViewer. And now, with the addition of MedPage Today and PeerAudience, the CE community can improve learning outcomes by seamlessly delivering ArcheViewer-powered education to an even broader and more accessible universe of learners.

Brian S. McGowan, PhD, Chief Learning Officer at ArcheMedX, describes the expansion of the distribution network, “As further evidence demonstrates that ArcheMedX-powered education significantly improves learning outcomes, the addition of MedPage Today and PeerAudience to the AVDPN supports our collective efforts to ensure that the right educational activities will be available to the right learners at the right time and all within the online environments that learners have come to rely upon and trust.”

In fact, evidence collected from more than 60 web-based lessons available across nearly a dozen clinical areas demonstrates ArcheViewer-powered education delivers a more engaging and structured learning experience that increases completion rates, simplifies learning, improves competency, and positively impacts performance in practice. Importantly, these same outcomes are evident even during a learner’s first experience with ArcheViewer-powered lessons delivered through the AVDPN, validating the simplicity and benefits of utilizing the e-learning architecture in smaller and more flexible educational interventions.

peerAudience_red-CMYKThe expansion of the AVDPN, to include PeerAudience and MedPage Today, signifies another key milestone in increasing access to the more structured and data-driven learning experience powered by the ArcheViewer. As Lisa Wray, Vice President at PeerAudience, explains, “PeerAudience is delighted to partner with ArcheMedX. By leveraging PeerAudience’s specialty-specific audience generation solutions, educational planners can offer targeted clinicians a new way to structure their lifelong learning experiences through the ArcheMedX Learning Actions Model and the ArcheViewer.”MedPage Today Logo

In this digital age, clinicians are demanding more efficient and timely access to online content and education, a trend that Steven Scrivner, MedPage Today’s Vice President, Educational Strategy, recognizes as an opportunity, “Our clinicians look to MedPage Today for a blend of late-breaking medical news and continuing education,” explains Steven, “and the ArcheViewer will greatly enhance our learners’ ability to connect content and critical lessons to practice as they reflect and recall information delivered within a more engaging and impactful online learning experience.”

To learn more about the AVDPN and how the ArcheViewer e-learning architecture and connected learning models are being leveraged to improve online education across the healthcare industry, please contact Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO, at joel(at)archemedx(dot)com. To learn more about each of the newest members of the ArcheViewer Distribution Partner Network, please contact the following: At MedPage Today [Steven Scrivner, sscrivner(at)medpagetoday(dot)com] and PeerAudience [Lisa Wray, lisa(dot)wray(at)peer-audience(dot)com] or visit the Distribution Partners page on the ArcheMedX website.

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.

About PeerAudience
PeerAudience helps clients maximize the impact of their online CME initiatives by ensuring participation from the most appropriate professional audiences and providing guaranteed results. PeerAudience creates customized audience generation campaigns based on each client’s unique accredited content and targeting goals. Physicians and allied healthcare professionals can be identified and targeted by both specialty and geographic location, ensuring that educational content is only reaching the right learners. For CME supporters and sponsors, this approach means that all grant dollars go towards making a positive impact on patient care.

About MedPage Today
MedPage Today, a property of Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY), provides health care professionals with broad, timely and relevant news coverage that directly affects their practices. Reaching more than half of all U.S. physicians, MedPage Today’s clinical and policy coverage of evidence-based medicine makes it the trusted and reliable source for medical news. With the largest full-time staff of healthcare journalists in the professional space, the MedPage Today team is dedicated to enhancing the lives of health care professionals and their patients through the use of practical tools and educational resources.

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North American Center for Continuing Medical Education and ArcheMedX Announce Collaboration to Support the Neurology Community with CME Powered by the ArcheViewer

Neurologists and clinicians who provide patient-centric care for Parkinson’s Disease can now access an interactive four-part e-learning series to improve detection and treatment of early to advanced stages of the disease.

Millstone Township, NJ (July 8th, 2014) ‐North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), an HMP Communications Holdings Company, today, in collaborative partnership with ArcheMedX, launched the first Parkinson’s Disease-focused continuing education (CME) series powered by the ArcheViewer, an informatics-driven, connected learning architecture.

“Given the proven success of ArcheMedX-powered education, we are thrilled to leverage the ArcheViewer to deliver a more engaging and impactful e-learning experience for the thousands of clinicians who trust the Neurology Learning Network to provide exceptional content and educational programs.” commented Stephen Chavez; Senior Director, Educational Services at NACCME.

Clinicians who participate in the four-part education series, “Patient-Centric Care Strategies for Early and Advanced Parkinson’s Disease”, 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’; to take and synchronize notes at any moment during the lesson; to set critical reminders with the click of a button, to submit questions Parkinson Program Screen Shotdirectly to faculty; and to quickly search through relevant resources (i.e., articles and abstracts, practice support, and patient education tools) carefully selected by NACCME Educational Planners and Faculty.

By measuring the learning actions taken by clinicians as they consume content delivered through the ArcheViewer, NACCME Faculty and Educational Planners can rapidly assess the effectiveness of each program in real-time and continuously refine content to “nudge” learners in the right direction and to guide them to reflect and apply critical lessons to practice.

“Clinicians, as adult learners, require structure and support during the process of learning to drive cognitive recognition and recall over time.” said Brian S McGowan PhD, Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, “By combining NACCME’s world class content and faculty with the more structured and engaging learning experience powered by the ArcheViewer, we are creating a simpler and more impactful way for Neurologists to learn and improve patient-centric care.

NACCME’s registered learners now have immediate access to this series of CME activities powered by ArcheMedX and more activities are expected to be available later in 2014. To learn more about the new CME programs and how learners are leveraging these activities to apply critical lessons to clinical practice, please contact Stephen Chavez; Senior Director, Educational Services, NACCME at: schavez@naccme.com. For additional information on how ArcheMedX is transforming online education, please contact Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO, at joel@archemedx.com

About North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME)
NACCME is committed to developing and disseminating live, print, and web-based CME/CE activities to provide an educational forum through which healthcare practitioners may examine current medical issues, therapies, and technologies. The content of NACCME-sponsored CME/CE activities is designed to bridge the gap between current and best healthcare practices and to improve healthcare quality by strengthening practitioner awareness of evidence-based patient care advances in a broad range of therapeutic areas. NACCME produces CME/CE activities for physicians, pharmacists, podiatrists, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied healthcare professionals. The objective of the NACCME CME/CE program is to increase healthcare practitioner knowledge, competence, and performance, thereby improving patient outcomes.

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 www.archemedx.com for more information.

 

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Nursing Education Gets Flipped at the ANCC Annual Symposium on Continuing Nursing Education

The American Nurses Credentialing Center Demonstrates a Flipped Classroom for Nurse Educators this Summer

SILVER SPRING, MD (June 23, 2014) — The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) launched its first flipped classroom with the 2014 ANCC Annual Symposium on Continuing Nursing Education, a pre-conference event to the Association for Nursing Professional Development Annual Meeting, slated for July 16 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista. Registration is available until July 1 at nursecredentialing.org/CNE-Symposium.

ANCC will engage attendees virtually before the live event through 11 interactive video lessons that give learners six additional continuing education (CE) credits. Unlike traditional continuing education, a flipped classroom model lets learners digest didactic content in advance and use classroom time to apply what they learned, analyze scenarios, and solve problems. In addition to learning at their pace, attendees can pose questions to symposium faculty and collaborate with fellow learners ahead of the live event.ANCC Member Registration

Innovative technology is a key component of this type of blended learning experience. Attendees who register by July 1 and faculty gain the opportunity to experience firsthand the ArcheViewer software by ArcheMedX, a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company. “This innovative learning environment empowers educators to prescribe learning moments, build a searchable library of related resources, assess learner performance in real-time, and dramatically improve learning outcomes,” states Brian S. McGowan, PhD, chief learning officer and co-founder of ArcheMedX Inc. “Learners can take notes, set reminders, search through related resources, and ask questions of faculty all within the video-based lessons.” (To see a snapshot of the program, click here.)

As a result, faculty can more readily focus symposium time on the specific needs of learners rather than a fixed curriculum. Attendees gain control over their learning and preview the e-learning software at the same time. “The annual symposium is designed to not only share the latest trends in continuing education, but also model how to do it,” states Kathy Chappell, vice president, Accreditation and Credentialing Research for ANCC. “The flipped classroom gives nursing educators an opportunity to road test a new way to deliver content and improve learner outcomes.”

The symposium content explores leading trends in continuing professional development, including:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Adult learning principles
  • Science of knowledge translation and behavior change
  • Research design
  • Instructional design

The faculty comprises leaders in the field including:

  • Jack R. Kues, PhD, FACEHP, CCMEP, associate dean for Continuous Professional Development at University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center; and immediate past president of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education in the Health Professions
  • Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, vice president, Accreditation Program and Institute for Credentialing Research, ANCC
  • Donald Moore Jr., PhD,director, Division of CME; director, Office of Graduate Medical Education; and professor, Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Brian S. McGowan, PhD, chief learning officer and co-founder, ArcheMedX Inc.
  • Jann T. Balmer, PhD, RN, director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine

About American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. It recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. It also offers educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work toward their credentials. For more information, visit www.nursecredentialing.org. To learn about and register for the symposium, visit nursecredentialing.org/CNE-Symposium.

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. For more information, visit www.archemedx.com or contact Joel Selzer, CEO, at joel@archemedx.com.

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Internet Trends: Reshaping The Future of Education and Healthcare

Mary Meeker, a Partner at KPCB (one of the world’s leading venture capital firms), recently shared her annual report on Internet trends. For those unfamiliar with Meeker’s highly regarded work, she produces one of the tech industry’s most widely anticipated reports. Techies and tech investors alike wait with baited breath to see how Meeker has interpreted key trends across the industry, and this year’s report is another gold mine of tech data and internet pearls.

According to Meeker’s 2014 report, there are now 2.6 billion internet users vs. 5.6 billion mobile phone subscribers. While overall internet growth is slowing, mobile usage and mobile data consumption are the big winners once again with mobile data consumption up 81% as the world turnsDigital Universe Content more to tablets (439 million devices) and smartphones (1.6 billion devices), especially to watch video. Coupled with the continued explosion in mobile data usage, the digital universe of information grew by 50% in the past year to more than 4 zetabytes (that’s 4.194304e+12 gigabytes if you’re counting), with 2/3 of that information created and consumed by people watching videos, sharing images, and using social media.

Globally, mobile now accounts for 25 percent of web usage, up from 14 percent a year ago and Meeker sees people enabled with mobile devices and sensors uploading troves of findable and sharable data. While this media creation and consumption trend is consumer driven it is having a profound impact on multiple industries and in particular Meeker describes how it is reshaping the future of education and healthcare, two key sectors Meeker highlights as reaching inflection points over the past year.

According to Meeker education and healthcare are being disrupted by technology and the continued advance of the internet age. In both cases, Meeker sees connected technology having a transformational impact as the creation and consumption of digital content sweeps through both industries. Meeker highlights the staggering growth in cheaper online courses offered by Duolingo (25M+ users), Coursera (7m+ online students), and EverFi (7m certified students) and the proliferation of digital tools across healthcare. Today 84% of hospitals now use a fully functioning electronic medical record while 52% of consumers want increased access to health apps and website rankings for quality, satisfaction, and patients reviews of doctors and hospitals.

Most importantly, the intersection of health and education may see the biggest opportunity of all as $100 billion a year is spent on “avoidable” hospitalization that could be reduced through better education. This fact and the rising digital tide is not lost on healthcare professionals as 97% of surveyed clinicians plan to utilize online educational tools and programs in the coming year. We see this every day at ArcheMedX as medical educators increasingly use platforms such as the ArcheViewer to dramatically improve learning and accelerate the dissemination of best practices across dozens of clinical areas.

The convergence of these trends opens the door to new innovations and countless possibilities, and the innovators and entrepreneurs among us will use them to reshape the future before our very eyes.

Best,
Joel Selzer
CEO – ArcheMedX

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Transforming e-Learning in Oncology and Urology, ArcheMedX Extends Partnership with AcademicCME and Elsevier

Following the success of their first ArcheViewer-powered educational series in Multiple Sclerosis, AcademicCME and Elsevier have expanded their collaboration with ArcheMedX to launch e-learning initiatives in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Overactive Bladder Disease.

Charlottesville, VA (May 14th, 2014) ArcheMedX announced today, in collaboration with Elsevier’s Office of Continuing Medical Education (EOCME) and AcademicCME, the launch of two innovative continuing medical education (CME) programs powered by the ArcheViewer, a data-driven, e-learning architecture.  These new educational programs deliver a more interactive learning experience around recent science, clinical trial data, and best practices when creating individualized treatment plans for patients diagnosed with Overactive Bladder Disease or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

The launch of these educational series by AcademicCME, ArcheMedX, and Elsevier, follows the success of their first collaboration, “Improving Patient Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis”. Since launching in September 2013, this innovative e-learning initiative continues to demonstrate meaningful and significant improvement in learning and competence among the clinicians who participate in the four-part mini-curriculum.

“The success of our first educational series in partnership with AcademicCME and ArcheMedX demonstrated how we can enhance the continuing education the CME community offers to healthcare providers throughout the US and abroad, and we are thrilled to now support the lifelong learning of oncologists and urologists in increasingly effective and efficient ways,” commented Sandy Breslow, Director of the EOCME.

According to learning outcomes data released earlier this year, paired analysis of pre- and post-lesson assessment data shows that learners participating in the Multiple Sclerosis education consistently and repeatedly improved learning, competency, and performance including a 68% increase in knowledge change between their pre-test and the first time they attempted their post-test.

As Dr. Timothy Hayes, President of AcademicCME, explains, “Learners continue to look to Elsevier’s Office of Continuing Medical Education for world-class CE that simplifies lifelong learning and, with the proven success of the ArcheViewer, we believe that the rapidly changing fields of Oncology and Urology are a natural next step for the more interactive and engaging educational experience we are delivering together.”

Clinicians who participate in either 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 lesson;

–       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

Access to these two new initiatives, “Emerging Science and Therapies in Lung Cancers” (for Oncologists) and “Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Patients with Overactive Bladder” (for Primary Care Physicians and Urologists) is now available for Elsevier’s registered learners.  To learn more about these pioneering CME programs please contact Sandy Breslow at S.Breslow@elsevier.com or Dr. Timothy Hayes at thayes@academicCME. For additional information on the ArcheMedX e-learning delivery and assessment solutions, including the ArcheViewer e-learning platform, please contact Joel Selzer, CEO of ArcheMedX, at joel@archemedx.com.

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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 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 www.archemedx.com for more information.

About Elsevier and the Elsevier Office of CME
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange). The mission of the Elsevier Office of CME is to plan, develop and implement educational interventions that align with the needs of health care providers to improve clinical competence, performance, and measurable patient outcomes. Visit www.elseviercme.com for more information.

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ArcheMedX Announces A New Distribution Partner Network with Six of the Leading Distributors of Continuing Education (CE) for Healthcare Professionals

For the first time, Providers of CE for healthcare professionals have the opportunity to leverage the ArcheViewer learning platform in the creation of smaller and more flexible educational interventions.

Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

Beginning this week, providers of CE for healthcare professionals are now able to leverage the ArcheViewer learning platform when developing increasingly flexible and accessible online education – even if those educational plans are designed to employ smaller or stand-alone educational interventions.

Evidence now shows ArcheViewer-powered education delivers a more engaging and structured learning experience that increases completion rates, simplifies learning, improves competency, and positively impacts performance in practice. Importantly, these same outcomes are evident even during a learner’s first experience with ArcheViewer-powered lessons, validating the simplicity and benefits of the flagship learning architecture in smaller and more flexible educational interventions.

This validation allows ArcheMedX to bring the CE community the greater flexibility it desires in both educational design and educational dissemination with the launch of the ArcheViewer Distribution Partner Network (AVDPN). In collaboration with six of the leading distributors of online CE, the AVDPN makes this innovative model for lifelong learning broadly available to support the CE community and to ensure that critical educational content is available and accessible to millions of healthcare professionals throughout the United States and abroad.

By investing in the integration of the ArcheViewer learning architecture with the learning management systems powering CMEUniversity, Applied Clinical Education/CMEZone, Elsevier CME, freeCME.com, myCME, and ReachMD, more flexible forms of ArcheViewer-powered education can now be seamlessly delivered to targeted populations of healthcare providers across dozens of clinical areas. To learn more about the AVDPN and the capabilities of each distribution partner, please visit the ArcheMedX Distribution Partners page.

Brian S. McGowan, PhD, Chief Learning Officer at ArcheMedX, describes the impact of the AVDPN, “By establishing a formal Partnership Network with these leading distributors of Continuing Education, we are providing the CE community with an expanded opportunity to leverage the ArcheViewer learning platform to impact learning and practice change across an audience of millions of busy healthcare professionals.” Dr. McGowan went on to say, “The AVDPN ensures that the right educational activities will be available to the right learners at exactly the right time all within the online environments that learners have come to rely upon and trust.”

As with the original ArcheMedX mini-curricular model, clinicians who participate in these education programs 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’; to take and synchronize notes at any moment during the lesson; to set critical reminders with the click of a button; to submit questions directly to faculty; and to quickly search through relevant resources (i.e., articles and abstracts, practice support, and patient education tools) carefully selected by the nation’s leading healthcare educators.

By measuring the learning actions taken by clinicians as they consume content delivered through the ArcheViewer, Educational Partners can rapidly assess the effectiveness of each program in real-time and continually refine content in the weeks and months that come to “nudge” learners in the right direction and to guide them to reflect and apply critical lessons to practice.

ArcheMedX will continue to work directly with the dozens of Educational Partners that already deliver broader and more substantial curricular-based educational programs through the ArcheViewer and ArcheCourse learning platforms. This announcement signifies the availability of an educational model that complements the existing curricular approach to leveraging ArcheMedX-powered education and allows smaller, stand-alone educational interventions to be uniquely distributed through the AVDPN.

To learn more about the AVDPN and how the ArcheViewer learning architecture and connected learning tools are being leveraged, please contact Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO of ArcheMedX, at joel@archemedx.com. To learn more about each of the nationally recognized Founding Members of the ArcheViewer Distribution Partner Network please contact the following: At CMEZone [Kurt Boyce, kboyce@appliedcme.com], CMEUniversity [Michael Lemon, mlemon@pimed.com], Elsevier [Sandy Breslow, s.breslow@elsevier.com], freeCME.com [Steve Vance, steve.vance@freecme.com], myCME [Kenny Cox, kenny.cox@mycme.com], and ReachMD [Art Marchesini, amarchesini@reachmd.com].

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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ArcheMedX and the University of Virginia School of Medicine Announce Collaboration And Launch First Education Series In Fetal Cardiology

Today at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and ArcheMedX are unveiling an innovative online program designed to improve detection, diagnosis, and management strategies in Fetal Cardiology

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 29, 2014

The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA) announced today a collaborative relationship with ArcheMedX to deliver innovative, comprehensive continuing medical education (CME) programs powered by the ArcheViewer, a data-driven, e-learning architecture. Their three-part series of online educational programs will launch during the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo (ACC14) with a specific focus on improving, diagnosis, and treatment management strategies in Fetal Cardiology.UVA & ArcheMedX Program in Fetal Cardiology

“There is a clear and pressing need for more effective education in Fetal Cardiology and our partnership with ArcheMedX has enabled the UVA School of Medicine to rapidly develop and launch an innovative series of online education programs powered by the ArcheViewer,” commented Jann Balmer, Director for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Jann added, “By combining UVA’s world class faculty and content with the learning architecture and assessment tools provided by ArcheMedX, we are delivering a more impactful learning experience to clinicians across the globe.”

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics approximately 18 out of every 10,000 babies are born with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD). In Virginia alone, there are 100,000 births per year resulting in 800 cases of congenital heart disease (CHD) with almost 400 babies having severe disease requiring intervention during infancy. This three-part online series provides independent, evidence-based learning activities on topics such as basic fetal physiology and left heart and right heart pathophysiology that are designed to help improve congenital heart disease detection rates in obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine offices through fetal cardiac screening processes.

“As a Charlottesville based e-learning company, we are delighted to work with the University of Virginia School of Medicine. ArcheMedX and UVA share a common mission to improve the delivery, assessment, and impact of professional medical education, and we look forward to working together on a variety of innovative educational programs”, said Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO of ArcheMedX and a 2005 graduate of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Clinicians who participate in the three-part 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’; to take and synchronize notes at any moment during the lesson; to set critical reminders with the click of a button, to submit questions directly to faculty; and to quickly search through relevant resources (i.e., articles and abstracts, practice support, and patient education tools) carefully selected by UVA’s nationally recognized faculty.

By measuring the learning actions taken by clinicians as they consume content delivered through the ArcheViewer, UVA Faculty and Educational Planners can rapidly assess the effectiveness of each program in real-time and continuously refine content to “nudge” learners in the right direction and to guide them to reflect and apply critical lessons to practice.

Access to all three lessons is available starting today and clinicians can register (free of charge) at tinyurl.com/uvafc. To learn more about the new CME programs and to see how the ArcheMedX platform and connected learning tools are being leveraged, please stop by booth #2116 at ACC14 for a live demonstration and to speak with team members from the UVA School of Medicine and ArcheMedX. For additional information on UVA’s innovative CME programs, please contact Jann Balmer. For additional information on ArcheMedX, please contact Joel Selzer, Co-Founder & CEO.

About The University of Virginia School of Medicine

The University of Virginia Office of Continuing Medical Education serves as an educational and strategic resource to the School of Medicine and the Health System through the dissemination of educational programming to practicing physicians in Virginia, throughout the United States and the world. As a leading ACCME accredited provider holding accreditation with commendation, the University of Virginia School of Medicine designs and creates clinically relevant and innovative educational interventions for physicians and healthcare professionals. We seek strategies that are accessible, respond to clinically relevant issues in healthcare, and measure changes in physician practice behaviors over time. This new paradigm for CME builds on long-term relationships rather than sporadic interactions, requires new partnerships with departments/organizations interested in promoting improved standards of care, and a continued sensitivity to the dilemmas faced by physicians on a daily basis. Visit our website at http://www.cmevillage.com

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.

Online Education Has A Very Bright Future

Multiple industry reports released over the past few weeks predict the continued rise of e-learning and the adoption of new technology and learning models, from higher education to corporate training.

The 2014 Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative shows that a rapidly increasing number of universities are incorporating online learning environments into courses of all kinds; making the content more dynamic, flexible, and accessible to a larger number of students.  According to the report, new blended learning models are engaging students in more peer-to-peer collaboration than trbright futureaditional courses by combining online learning activities with traditional classroom experiences. Learning analytics, also highlighted in the report and a particular area of focus at ArcheMedX, provide the “statistical and data mining tools to recognize challenges early, improve student outcomes, and personalize the learning experience.”

Similar technology adoption trends are driving increased spending on corporate training, which grew by 15% last year (the highest growth rate in seven years) to over $70 Billion in the US and over $130 Billion worldwide according to the 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook published by Deloitte. This increase is due in large part to the significant growth in new virtual learning environments that are revolutionizing the market: companies like GE, Motorola, Philips, and others are extending their training budget to reach 2-3 times the audience through the use of easy-to-use training portals, self-authored video, online communication channels, virtual learning environments, and MOOCs.

Not surprisingly, we have seen similar demand for more advanced e-learning solutions rising across medical education; particularly around personalization, real-time analytics, collaborative learning, and smaller sized content.  And more importantly, growing evidence continues to demonstrate the positive impact e-learning and online education is having on improving medical competency and clinical performance.

In short, the future of e-learning and online education, across nearly every sector, is shining brighter and brighter each day.

Best,

Joel Selzer
Co-Founder & CEO
ArcheMedX

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