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ArcheMedX Comparative Research on eLearning to be Recognized at CBI’s Independent Medical Education & Grants Breakthrough Summit

A comparative study that found that learners participating in ArcheMedX-powered online education had nearly four times greater changes in knowledge and competence will be recognized as an example of how research is transforming the way continuing education should be designed and delivered

A recent comparative research study on eLearning effectiveness, conducted by ArcheMedX, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), and AcademicCME has been selected as one of three “Changemakers” to be highlighted at the 2015 Independent Medical Education & Grants Breakthrough Summit. The Changemaker Channel program is designed to recognize research that is transforming the way continuing education is designed and delivered.

Comparative Effectiveness in eLearning Research Project

White Paper ThumbnailThis pioneering research was designed to understand the comparative effectiveness of different online education models. The intervention group participated in more interactive online education, designed according to the ArcheMedX Learning Actions Model and powered by the award-winning ArcheViewer eLearning and Analysis platform, and the control group participated in more traditional online education delivered through an existing online CE portal. The data collected within this program was evaluated utilizing a single-sample analysis of pre-test and initial post-test performance of 711 clinician learners. These data revealed that learners who participated in the ArcheViewer-powered education demonstrated changes in knowledge and competence that were nearly four-times greater than that of the control group who participated in a traditional online series utilizing the same primary video content.

As Dr. Brian S. McGowan, Chief Learning Officer of ArcheMedX, explains, “In partnership with AcademicCME and PIM we were able to design and implement a study that provides a critical research framework for the CE community. We need to move on from asking the question ‘did our interventions work’ to begin asking the question ‘why did our interventions work’”. He continued, “By now we should feel generally confident that appropriately designed eLearning can move the bar for our learners, but with these results we now know that the bar can be raised much, much higher!”

This educational series was supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Alliance, which allowed PIM and AcademicCME to independently develop and distribute a three-part educational curriculum entitled “Incorporating Advancements in Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics into Patient Management Strategies for Dyslipidemia” and provided the opportunity to execute this research project.

To learn more about the methods and results of this innovative research project you can download a comprehensive White Paper that was recently published. To participate in the online courses use this link to learn more and register (free of charge).

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company that is transforming online education through a data-driven approach to learning. By leveraging nearly five decades of cognitive science and years of applied research, the ArcheMedX team developed the ArcheViewer, an award-winning e-learning and analytics platform that enables educators to construct, deliver, and assess more interactive and effective online learning experiences.

ArcheMedX currently partners with dozens of healthcare organizations (national medical societies, leading academic medical centers, and global medical education companies) to power and analyze hundreds of Web-based learning experiences available across dozens of clinical areas. Learners who participate in ArcheViewer-powered education have been found to improve their knowledge and competence at a level nearly four times greater than traditional online education. To learn more, visit

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 for more information.

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,

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Joel is a digital innovation leader who has spent the past 15 years improving access to information and data across the life science and healthcare industries as an entrepreneur, board member, and advisor. He co-founded and currently leads ArcheMedX, which applies behavioral science to transform learning and generate actionable insights for Healthcare and Life Science organizations.

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