New CaroMont Community Speeds Knowledge Sharing and Communication to Ultimately Improve Patient Care
WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- QuantiaMD, the largest online physician community, and CaroMont Health, a leading health system in North Carolina, have partnered to effectively align and engage physicians – a top priority for most provider organizations, especially in light of healthcare reform. CaroMont physicians and staff now have easy mobile access to a secure, private community within QuantiaMD where they can work together, participate in training, and share the latest best practices, among many other activities. This use of the QuantiaMD platform is expected to lead to improved quality of care and better outcomes for patients.
“As a forward-thinking organization, we are always looking for new ways to help our physicians save time and improve the care that’s delivered,” said Jerry Levine, Chief Medical Officer at CaroMont Health. “QuantiaMD’s vibrant physician community, combined with its broad and robust technology platform, is ideal for engaging and aligning our staff around important objectives and goals.”
Today’s physicians are under immense pressure to increase productivity while improving quality of care. In this environment, they are more pressed for time and are increasingly difficult to reach and engage. For provider organizations, this trend is often compounded by the existence of various legacy systems featuring non-mobile technology platforms that are cumbersome to access and require multiple log-ins.
QuantiaMD is a dynamic, fast-growing community where over 150,000 US physicians and mid-levels are learning, sharing and connecting every day to support their clinical practices. Physicians can access other physicians across the U.S. within minutes, allowing them to quickly adapt to changes and apply the latest medical thinking to their practices. The CaroMont community on QuantiaMD taps into this unique platform to:
- Build a sense of community by better connecting its physicians and staff
- Share best practices and clinical pearls faster and more broadly
- Conduct mandatory training and education on important topics such as infection control and use of off-label drugs and medical devices
- “Virtualize” important live activities such as Grand Rounds
In addition to its private channel, CaroMont physicians will have access to QuantiaMD’s vast and continually updated content library, including thousands of interactive cases and concise presentations on critical areas in medicine, and its entire community of physicians, which includes over 500 expert faculty members from top institutions.
“Nearly 80% of healthcare spending is dictated by the decisions physicians make,” said Eric Schultz, CEO of QuantiaMD. “This makes physician alignment more critical than ever before for provider organizations looking to manage costs while improving quality of care. We are thrilled to be working with CaroMont to help meet their physician engagement goals.”
QuantiaMD is an online community where practicing physicians share practical medicine. Today’s physicians are overloaded and seek new ways to stay ahead. By joining QuantiaMD, members can share real-life knowledge and insights with over 150,000 of their peers and learn from over 500 experts from every major academic institution. QuantiaMD also enables healthcare organizations to engage and align physicians around important objectives and goals that lead to improved quality of care. We believe physicians are each other’s best source of knowledge, and that by bringing them together, they will reshape medicine. To learn more, visit www.QuantiaMD.com.
About CaroMont Health
CaroMont Health, parent company for Gaston Memorial Hospital, has more than 3,800 employees, 43 medical practices, and eight affiliates. A Magnet hospital for nursing excellence and quality patient care, Gaston Memorial Hospital is a 435-bed acute care facility supported by a medical staff of more than 350 physicians.
CaroMont Health’s mission is to provide exceptional health care to the communities it serves. It has been recognized by the following experts:
- Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals 2012
- Thomson Reuters Top 50 Heart
- Top Performer in the Joint Commission Key Quality Measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care in 2010.
- Number 1 in the Nation in Medical Excellence for Overall Medical Care for 2012 by CareChex.
- HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 3 years in a row, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
- A 2011 Top Performing Hospital for providing high quality, efficient care as a part of the Premier Healthcare Alliance QUEST program.
CaroMont Health is located at 2525 Court Drive in Gastonia, N.C., and can be reached at (704) 834-2000. Additional information is available at www.caromonthealth.org.
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