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MedUniverse launches innovative case study tool

The Networks in Health member's Simpatico tool can be used by pharma and HCPs alike

Online Physician CommunitiesNetworks in Health member MedUniverse, of Sweden, has developed an online tool to analyse factors that influence the patient care pathway in specific therapeutic areas, such as oncology and emergency medicine. 

Simpatico, which can be used by pharma and healthcare professionals alike, assesses factors such as geographical differences, economic challenges, pharmaceutical indications and patient best care indications. 

When used within doctor networks, patient case studies are created by named members and other doctors interact with them by answering a set of questions posed by the author. For example, a patient case study could focus on the treatment of a patient suffering from a critical illness, with detailed questions on laboratory tests, drug dosage and how to handle patients with remissions after trying first line treatment.  

Users receive results based on their own answers and can compare them with responses from their peers.  This gives new insights into the patient flow, trends and potential 'show stoppers', thus helping to increase efficiency and improve patient care. Business intelligence reports can also be generated from the results.

The insights gained can be used by doctors and nurses at all levels, with the content tailor-made for specific groups. When the tool is used internally by pharma companies, it can provide valuable insights for them to share when meeting doctors on a one-to-one basis or in a round table setting. 

Anna Omstedt Lindgren, founder and managing director of MedUniverse, explains: “Doctors are passionate about their ongoing training and much of their development revolves around patient case studies. Based on our experience of providing education resources to doctors, we have developed this innovative virtual learning tool.

“The tool allows the healthcare industry to follow and learn from aggregated data and analyse the consequences of resulting patient flows. We believe that it will bring significant benefits to patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare companies alike.”

For more information on Networks in Health, please email Alex.Merckx@networksinhealth.com. You can also follow Networks in Health on Twitter: @netwrksinhealth

2nd October 2013

From: Marketing, Healthcare

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