HealthChoicesFirst.com Announces Continuing Medical Education (CME) Partnership with MD-ONLINE/CCRN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12 2016 (Vancouver - Toronto ) HealthChoicesFirst.com is excited to announce a new collaboration with MD-ONLINE and the Canadian Collaborative Research Network (CCRN). MD-ONLINE is a provider of free, evidence-based continuing medical education for physicians and pharmacists. CCRN is a not-for-profit academic research organization and the accreditation arm of MD-ONLINE.
HCF and MD-ONLINE/CCRN have partnered to offer Continuing Medical Education (CME), content developed and consumed by health care professionals to provide improved knowledge for professional practice and patients.
“The end result of these accredited and non-accredited CME courses is better patient care,” says Jackson Sayers, CEO, HealthChoicesFirst.com. “With high quality CME the patient is ultimately the beneficiary of the education intended for health care providers. We’re educating providers and giving them the tools to educate their patients via mobile and desktop resources that are easy to understand and easy to use.”
HealthChoicesFirst.com is a national health and wellness directory that provides local solutions to health questions. The site connects consumers with providers such as physicians, dentists, nutritionists and physiotherapists based on their geographic location, and features over 1,500 solution-based videos.
Through this innovative partnership, HCF will also assist the MD in realizing patient goals by providing educational dashboards, portable iframes and a practitioner-based platform of patient resources. Health care providers can claim their profile page to access their dashboard and full libraries of solution-based videos to share with patients.
“This revolutionary collaboration is the first of its kind,” says Kevin McMullen, VP Business Development, HealthChoicesFirst.com. “This is the evolution of CME and patient learning. By partnering HCF and MD-ONLINE/CCRN , some 50,000 plus Canadian physicians will have access to a wealth of useful tools. This leads to more educated patients, which results in better disease management, adherence to therapy, empowerment and informed approaches to good health.”
With resources on topics such as diabetes, nutrition, fitness, prenatal and postnatal health, sexual health and sports injuries, HealthChoicesFirst.com is the largest provider of video content of its kind in North America. HealthChoicesFirst is backed by a number of qualified and experienced partners, and continues to expand its medical and corporate governance boards across the country.
HCF believes that staying informed is the best way to take control of your health and well-being, and provides the most effective options and information to help patients feel empowered and to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Visit HealthChoicesFirst.com for more information.
MD-ONLINE offers discussion and clinical impact of relevant CME topics in healthcare, delivered by outstanding educators, in a succinct, conversational format. Proudly Canadian based, MD-ONLINE programs are designed for a broad range of healthcare professionals, recognizing their busy schedules and varied learning styles and needs. Packaged in short sessions, MD-ONLINE programs cover practical issues in clinical medicine, and culminate with key messages that will facilitate the provision of best medical practices. Visit MD-ONLINE.com for more information.
Canadian Collaborative Research Network (CCRN), is a not-for-profit Physician Organization that aims to foster state-of-the-art knowledge translation to physicians. The CCRN is responsible for the program development and accreditation submission process, upholding the ethical and educational standards of the Royal College, CFPC and CQDPCM Code of Ethics, and thereby ensuring rigorous standards for an optimal and unbiased learning experience. CCRN leads the content development for programs placed on MD-ONLINE as a third party, standalone business that separates the drug company from the physician. Visit CCRNMD.com for more information