May 20, 2019
Easy access CME. The American Medical Association has launched an online continuing medical education (CME) tool for healthcare workers. The tool, called AMA Ed Hub, allows clinicians to earn, track and report CME credits across a range of topics and specialities, and includes content from sources like the JAMA Network’s JN Learning and the American College of Radiology.
“The AMA is committed to...
April 10, 2019
VR cardiac care training. Healthcare training and education firm Health Scholars has launched a VR training simulation to help clinicians practice their advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) skills. The app was built to follow the American Heart Association’s guidelines and programs and incorporates a voice recognition component.
“Our mission is to improve patient safety, and by virtualizing ACLS...
April 3, 2019
Giblib, a medical education streaming service with offerings including both VR and traditional videos of medical lectures and surgeries, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, with participation from some notable strategic investors.
Those include Mayo Clinic, the Venture Reality Fund, Wavemaker 360, USC Marshall Venture Fund and Michelson 20MM.
“With our partners’ support, Giblib is uniquely...
March 14, 2019
Over the past few years, video game development studio Level Ex has put out a small handful of educational mobile games designed to simulate complex patient cases and procedures for doctors. So far, these games have been designed for physicians practicing pulmonology, airway intubation, anesthesia and gastroenterology, leaving some of the company’s biggest fans itching for a game focused on their...
December 3, 2018
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and LA-based Giblib have teamed up to offer what the organizations say is the first accredited continuing medical education (CME) course delivered entirely via virtual reality.
The course, called Essential GI Surgeries will be available through Giblib's website. It will include 25 hours of real surgeries recorded in 360 VR (as well as in a traditional...
February 28, 2012
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center is launching a mobile diabetes management initiative called "Joslin Everywhere" that connects physicians and patients via an online platform and equips patients with connected blood glucose meters to track glucose readings. According to a report in the Boston Globe, Joslin is mulling a partnership with American Well to use the company's...
June 16, 2010
A report over at the Remington Report points to a survey conducted by SDI last fall called the Mobile & Social Media Study: Physicians’ Views of Emerging Technology, which we don't recall seeing previously: According to the survey, about 30 percent of physicians access medical information using a handheld device or smartphone. SDI surveyed about 1,200 physicians from 15 specialties in October...
September 11, 2009
According to a survey conducted by MDsearch, 53 percent of physicians who responded to the survey said that they own a smartphone, and of that group 63 percent use mobile medical applications. Curiously though, MDSearch did not explain how many physicians actually took part in the survey or other details -- so take the numbers as light reading or simply fodder for future research.
As might be...
August 3, 2009
Last week WebMD highlighted its newest iPhone offering, Medscape Mobile during its quarterly investor call, which included some interesting metrics for the company's advertising revenues, CME program growth and general Web traffic numbers. Given the comments about Medscape Mobile's success to date, it seems like the company is looking toward its mobile app for future revenue growth.
July 21, 2009
We reported their plans back in May, now it's here: WebMD Health has launched a Medscape CME iPhone app for physicians. Medscape Mobile is a free iPhone and iPod Touch app that includes information for more than 6,000 generic and brand-name drugs, herbals, supplements and antidotes, a drug interaction checker, clinical reference tools, medical news and continuing medical education (CME). The app...