Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
ArcheMedX announced today a collaboration with the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) to deliver innovative, comprehensive continuing medical education (CME) programs and virtual courses for allopathic and osteopathic primary care physicians and primary care teams, powered by the ArcheMedX Collaborative Learning Platform, an informatics-driven, connected learning solution.
As Ray Saputelli, EVP/CEO at NJAFP explains, “At the front lines of the healthcare system, primary care physicians are constantly challenged to stay up to date with new best practices and to increase productivity so that they may provide care of the highest quality. We know that continuing education is a critical element of these professional obligations and by delivering virtual courses and collaborative education programs in partnership with ArcheMedX, we can create a far more efficient and more effective learning model in primary care."
The new “Virtual Courses” powered by the ArcheMedX Collaborative Learning Platform will provide NJAFP and ACOFP nearly limitless flexibility to create broad lesson plans, communicate with and engage learners in collaborative and self-directed learning exercises, and provide advanced reporting that can be used to evaluate and assess learning and engagement in real-time.
“Primary care is bearing the greatest weight in the ongoing transformation of the US healthcare system,” says Ken Korber, Director, Education & Development at ACOFP, “and we must look for evidence-based approaches to transforming how primary care physicians maintain their competency.” Recent data suggest that the majority of clinicians are using new social technologies for the express purpose of lifelong learning and professional development. These findings along with a growing body of literature evaluating the impact of new learning technologies in medical education provide a robust body of evidence to guide a novel approach.
According to Brian S. McGowan, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at ArcheMedX, “New models of team-based learning are essential as greater coordination of care is required across the healthcare system.” Dr. McGowan adds, “Cohort-based learning that enables primary care physicians and primary care teams to learn together in a simpler and more efficient manner will not only accelerate learning but also encourage the collaboration that is critical to effective team-based care.”
In the coming months, these new learning models will be rolled out to primary care physicians and care teams throughout the country with an initial focus on primary care practices in the Mid-Atlantic region. To learn more about the changing landscape of lifelong learning in primary care please contact Ray Saputelli (ray(at)njafp(dot)org) or Ken Korber (KenK(at)acofp(dot)org), for more information about ArcheMedX and its connected learning platform, please contact Joel Selzer (joel(at)archemedx(dot)com) or visit http://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 nearly 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 American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
The ACOFP is a professional medical association that represents more than 20,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians, residents and students throughout the United States, since 1950. The ACOFP works to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy. Our related mission includes the goal: 1) To encourage understanding of the principles and practices of osteopathic family medicine, and to improve public health by increasing the general knowledge relating to the prevention, cause, and treatment of disease. 2) To promote research and to publish the findings of research in osteopathic principles and practices related to the prevention, cause and treatment of diseases. Visit http://www.acofp.org for more information.
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 http://www.archemedx.com for more information.