Monday, October 4, 2010

Online Physician Collaborative Redefines Peer Review and Medical Education

QuantiaMD Community Choice Awards bestowed upon 16 innovative educators by 100,000+ online physician community

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sixteen physicians and medical leaders have been chosen by the 100,000+ member QuantiaMD® community to receive the inaugural QuantiaMD Community Choice Award for “innovation and excellence in sharing knowledge.”

"The QuantiaMD platform brings the best of the community-building potential of the Web to physicians. I've always been impressed by the high level of the content on the site,” said Robert M. Wachter, MD, Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine), University of California, San Francisco. “And now, by harnessing the viewpoints of literally thousands of physician peer reviewers, the QuantiaMD Community Choice Awards vividly demonstrate that the wisdom of crowds applies to healthcare."

QuantiaMD (http://www.quantiamd.com) is an online physician-to-physician learning collaborative where 1 in 6 U.S. physicians engage, share, and learn from experts and each other, free of charge. Members visit QuantiaMD daily to interact with respected experts who deliver clinically relevant, unbiased content in a concise, interactive format to fit the busy schedules of today’s physicians. Accessing QuantiaMD through personal computers, smartphones, tablets, or point of care mobile devices, physicians can interact with each other and experience thousands of concise presentations created by medical experts for their physician peers.

“This award signals a new era in medicine by redefining how physicians learn and relate to one another,” said Eric Schultz, Chief Executive Officer of QuantiaMD. “QuantiaMD and its community have shattered traditional barriers in medical education. For the first time in history, a massive number of physicians are collaborating to create, share, and learn from one another on their own terms.”

The ultimate form of peer review, the QuantiaMD Community Choice Award is bestowed upon those experts whose presentations have been rated 5 Stars by 1,000+ members. Of the nearly 1,200 presenters on QuantiaMD, the 16 who have been selected to receive the inaugural Award are:

· Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH—Assistant Professor of Medicine (Duke University Medical Center) and Co-Director, (Duke Infection Control Outreach Network)

· John G. Bartlett, MD—Division Chief, Division of Infectious Disease and Professor of Medicine (Johns Hopkins University)

· B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA—Fellow, Center for Neurotechnology Studies (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies)

· Timothy S. Fenske, MD—Assistant Professor of Medicine, Neoplastic Diseases and Related Disorders (Medical College of Wisconsin)

· Aimée D. Garcia, MD, CWS, FACCWS—Associate Professor (Baylor College of Medicine); Director of the Wound Clinic & Consult Service (Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center)

· S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, FAPA— Director of the Mood Disorders Program (Tufts Medical Center), and Professor of Psychiatry (Tufts University School of Medicine)

· Adam Glasofer, MD, FAAP—Pediatric Hospitalist (Virtua West Jersey Hospital Voorhees and Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County)

· Douglas Gourlay, MD— Director of Pain and Chemical Dependency Division, Wasser Pain Management Centre (Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto); Clinical Director of Laboratory Services (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto)

· William Harley, MD, FACP—Infectious Disease Specialist (ID Associates, Gastonia, NC)

· Howard A. Heit, MD, FACP, FASAM— Diplomat in Addiction Medicine, Chronic Pain Specialist and Assistant Clinical Professor (Georgetown University)

· Laura Kogelman, MD— Director, Traveler’s Health Service; Director/Infectious Disease Clinic (Tufts Medical Center), and Assistant Professor of Medicine (Tufts University School of Medicine)

· Marc Matrana, MD, MS—Fellow, Hematology & Medical Oncology (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

· Betsy Nicoletti, MS—Founder, Codapedia & Author, “The Field Guide to Physician Coding”

· Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD, FAAFP, FCLM— Professor and past Chair of Family Medicine (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health); President-Elect (World Organization of Family Doctors)

· Daniel J. Sexton, MD, FACP—Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (Duke University School of Medicine); Director (Duke Infection Control Outreach Network)

· Leon G. Smith, Sr., MD, MACP, FIDSA — Professor of Medicine & Preventive Medicine / Community Health (University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey), past Chairman of the Department of Medicine (Saint Michael’s Medicine Center); Professor of Medicine (New Jersey Medical School), Chair, Internal Medicine Residency Program (Seton Hall University School of Health & Medical Sciences)

For more information and to see presentations by the QuantiaMD Community Choice Award winners, please visit http://www.quantiamd.com/communitychoice.

About QuantiaMD

QuantiaMD is an online physician-to-physician learning collaborative where 1 in 6 U.S. physicians engage, share, and learn from experts and each other, free of charge. Members visit QuantiaMD daily to engage with respected experts who deliver clinically relevant, unbiased content in a concise, interactive format to fit the busy schedules of today’s physicians.

Designed by doctors for doctors, QuantiaMD meets the most pressing needs of today’s physicians. Demand-driven content is shared with a large-scale community of medical peers who learn and interact with respected experts and their presentations from the convenience of their personal computers, smartphones, tablets, or point of care mobile devices. Members report that QuantiaMD is an indispensable resource that provides a uniquely useful, enjoyable, and interactive learning experience and gives them current, practical information they can quickly apply in real-world clinical settings.

QuantiaMD® is a branded service developed and operated by Quantia Communications, Inc., a privately-held corporation headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit http://www.quantiamd.com.

QUANTIAMD is a registered trademark of Quantia Communications, Inc. All other product names and references contained herein remain the service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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