Fast, Convenient and Engaging, Award-Winning Mobile Solution Offers Breakthrough Approach to Reinforcing Critical Health Care Skills
BURLINGTON, MA (March 31, 2015) – Qstream, provider of mobile software that helps reinforce health care professionals’ skills in minutes a day, announced the increased use of its solution by physicians and clinicians at major medical centers for continuing medical education on a range of topics – including urology, anesthesiology, sickle cell disease, and pediatric and midwifery skills.
From North Carolina to South Australia, new Qstream health care customers include:
- Duke University School of Medicine, which purchased Qstream to create a quality improvement course for urology residents;
- Texas Children’s Hospital, which uses Qstream to tailor education for pediatric anesthesiology students based on their years in training;
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, to deliver education about sickle cell disease;
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Australia, which has created multiple Qstreams in pediatrics and midwifery for both trainee doctors and also midwives and nurses; and
- Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, which offers complementary Qstreams to third-year medical students on the basics of the pediatric curriculum.
“Our department of pediatric anesthesiology purchased Qstream to complement and reinforce our curriculum, and we’re quite pleased that we did, ” explained Dr. Chris D. Glover, director of acute pain management at Texas Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine. “Qstream allows us to stratify participants based on years in training and by residency program. With active feedback to and from residents and fellows, participants can tell almost immediately where their weaknesses lie. Best of all, our users thought Qstream was both fun and interactive, which resulted in tremendous engagement and participation, ” he said.
Developed at Harvard Medical School, Qstream is scientifically proven in more than 20 randomized clinical trials to boost retention and durably change clinical practice patterns to improve patient outcomes. Using Qstream, clinicians respond to scenario-based challenges that are pushed directly to their mobile device every few days. Built-in game mechanics such as scoring and leaderboards engage users in an experience that’s enjoyable and non-disruptive to work time. Qstream’s data engine then analyzes response data in real-time to deliver predictive, actionable insights to supervisors, including areas for improvement. With average engagement rates greater than 94%, clinicians prefer Qstream 3:1 over traditional Web-based methods.
“Clinical quality and patient safety initiatives are receiving the highest level of interest today, but studies show that using traditional approached even the most well-trained clinicians will lose up to 79% of new information within a month – unless we approach clinical skills building in a radically new way, ” said Mary Hallice, healthcare solutions specialist at Qstream. “We’re delighted to help busy clinicians at these leading medical centers to stay sharp on the key concepts they need to improve patient outcomes.”
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