DKBmed Takes Two Awards at 2023 Alliance Awards Ceremony
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NEW YORK (5/3/2023) – DKBmed, LLC collected a pair of awards at the annual meeting of the National Association of Medical Education Companies, Inc. (NAMEC):
- HIV Learning Lab China – 2022 Best Practice in CME Outside of the United States
- Saving Sight: Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention in T2D – 2022 Best Practice in Collaboration Among CME Stakeholders
About HIV Learning Lab ChinaHIV Learning Lab China is a joint, educational initiative developed by DKBmed, and the International Medical Exchange & Cooperation Committee (IMECC) based in Shanghai, China. In this multipart webcast series, participants can learn about best practices for screening HIV and high-risk patient populations, barriers to proper care, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and the latest treatment options for those living with HIV. Each activity concludes with an extensive question and answer session, which grants learners an opportunity to gain further insights on how to implement their newfound knowledge in real-world practice settings. Broadcast in Chinese and English, HIV Learning Lab China features expert faculty educators, including Ethel D. Weld, MD, PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (who speaks Chinese) and Toby Shu, PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
To date, HIV Learning Lab China has reached over 2,500 learners in China, including over 5,500 views on WeChat. Preliminary results suggest high degrees of knowledge improvement among learners; final outcomes are anticipated in Q3 of 2023.
HIV Learning Lab China was supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc. To learn more, visit: dkbmed.com/about/news/155.
About Saving Sight: Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention in T2DSaving Sight: Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention in T2D is the product of a partnership between DKBmed and Med Learning Group. Through this joint venture, DKBmed and Med Learning Group created a comprehensive knowledge hub and dynamic educational epicenter by intertwining the Vision RELIEF and Saving Sight websites and app. Catering to primary care physicians, optometrists, pharmacists, retina specialists, fellows, and patients, this multipart program features several innovative, interactive components designed to address knowledge gaps in the management of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema:
- The Saving Sight Quality Improvement Initiative: a quality improvement program led by DKBmed and deployed at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Boston University, and Texas Tech University/El Paso that reaches 770 providers and 120,000 patients with diabetes.
- Pharmacy Education with Power-Pak: specialized content and tools tailored for the needs of pharmacists – estimated reach is 10,000 through the Power-Pak platform.
- Immersive Simulation Centers: animated simulations of patient case scenarios with interactivity driven by healthcare provider diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making across various retinal diseases. Click here for a demonstration.
- Whiteboard Preceptorships: activities with whiteboard animations designed to reduce the cognitive load required to grasp complex concepts.
- MedGames: an enduring program based on Jeopardy! that gamifies the educational process and features Ken Jennings as host.
- Nine virtual, live grand rounds at VA institutions.
Saving Sight: Vision Protection and Blindness also includes digital virtual reality learning labs that allow virtual conference attendees to engage with a number of other activities, including:
- Personalized Poster Portal: a destination where learners can select from a variety of images to design a customized poster for their practice setting that supports continuous learning and point-of-care patient education
- Symptom Navigation Wizard: a portal where healthcare providers or patients can answer questions and determine next steps in terms of referral and treatment.
- Patient Stories: a section where patients share their symptoms and first-hand experiences with treatment for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema
- Infographic Patient Journeys: a self-navigated module in which patients and healthcare providers can improve their understanding of retinal diseases, increase their familiarity with salient symptoms, discover how the condition is detected, and devise strategies to manage the condition appropriately with the guidance of experts in ophthalmology
This initiative was designed to meet the needs of the multidisciplinary care teams in primary care, optometry, ophthalmology, and endocrinology, in addition to the patients and caregivers experiencing or at risk for retinal diseases. The lead partners (DKBmed and Med Learning Group) each brought their own specialties and resources. Across this initiative, educational programming to date has reached over 40,000 learners, including 27% ophthalmologists, 29% optometrists, 9% PCPs/internists, 7% fellows, and 13% RNs, NPs, PAs, and PharmDs. Over 125,000 healthcare providers and patients are accessing the educational tools available on the website, and there have been over 29,000 poster orders and 20,000 animation downloads. In follow-up surveys, 69% of HCPs indicate using these tools with patients (N=724). Across learning objectives, learners have demonstrated a 27% knowledge gain and a 28% competence gain (N=34,635).
For the quality improvement program at Boston University, large increases (45% to 75%) were seen in overall PCP-to-Ophthalmology referral rates for patients with T2D from pre- to post-intervention period. Importantly, the program also demonstrated large increases in overall show rates for ophthalmologic follow-up appointments from pre- to post-intervention period (61% to 79%).
Saving Sight: Vision Protection and Blindness Prevention in T2D is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To learn more, visit: dkbmed.com/about/news/126.
About the National Association of Medical Education CompaniesThe National Association of Medical Education Companies, Inc., (NAMEC) is a professional association dedicated to providing representation, advocacy, and education for its members. NAMEC believes CME/CE/CPD is an industry rooted in change and is a profession that calls upon our abilities to recognize and address new challenges. It requires us to utilize our intellect, our diligence, and our creativity. We believe that application of these attributes should be acknowledged. Therefore, NAMEC annually recognizes the best practices, ideas, or processes that are implemented by NAMEC members and their industry colleagues through the NAMEC Best Practices Awards.
About DKBmedDKBmed is an integrated continuing medical education company operated by an experienced team of medical education experts. DKBmed provides health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified knowledge and practice gaps to improve patient health.
Working with accredited providers and other partners, DKBmed develops innovative educational programs and quality improvement (QI) initiatives, bringing new learning methodologies to the CME landscape. DKBmed has become a leader in QI in the independent medical education space with QI projects in Pain Management, HIV, Depression, Influenza, and Diabetic Eye Disease. DKBmed was also an early adopter of case scenarios with real patients and live actors, TED/DKBmed Talks, 3D animation, webcasts, podcasts, and smart phone applications for clinicians and patients. These forward-thinking approaches enable health care professionals to learn and access educational programs in a manner that is most convenient and appropriate for them.
DKBmed’s programs are accessible through the company’s website (www.dkbmed.com). They reach more than 150,000 health care professionals in primary care and in a variety of specialties and disease states including: HIV, COVID-19, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, influenza, dermatology, retinal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, COPD, asthma, multiple sclerosis, pain management, depression and viral hepatitis (HBV, HCV) and oncology.