MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Corporation ("Select Medical"), one of the nation's largest operators of specialty hospitals and outpatient centers, today announced it has joined the faculty of the web and mobile physician community QuantiaMD. Select Medical joins other medical faculty on QuantiaMD including the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UPMC and others.
As part of the agreement, members of the Select Medical faculty deliver a series of interactive presentations on topics specific to long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals for the QuantiaMD community. In keeping with QuantiaMD's format, each presentation includes practical, easily applicable information and online polls that let members test their knowledge and gauge their attitudes towards the topics. In addition, presenting faculty participate in active question-and-answer sessions with the community at large. QuantiaMD membership is free to any verified U.S. based healthcare professional.
Extending expertise to a wider physician community
More than 225,000 physician members of QuantiaMD visit the award-winning site to collaborate with peers on key clinical and operational topics. To date, Select Medical has delivered several presentations to the QuantiaMD community, including:
- Building and Managing Your Bedside Team, presented by Samuel Hammerman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, LTACH Division,Select Medical
- Post ICU Syndrome: The LTACH Approach, presented by Earl Webster, MD, Director, Select Medical
- Clinical Challenges in the LTACH Setting: Tracheostomy Management, presented by Sasha Grek, MD, National Critical Care Services Director, Select Medical
- Mechanical Ventilation in the LTACH, presented by Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, Professor of Medicine, Duke University, Respiratory Care Medical Director, Select Specialty Hospital - Durham
Each of the presentations received the highest ratings by the QuantiaMD physician community, and more than 1,000 members have participated in the subsequent comment streams.
"We are honored to join the medical faculty of QuantiaMD and plan to use its technology to provide insights on new guidelines, as well as offer a consistent review of protocols," said Dr. Hammerman, Chief Medical Officer of Select Medical's Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Division. "We have found that physicians really appreciate QuantiaMD's engaging format. Not only can physicians learn from faculty with medical practices very similar to their own, but they can also contribute their own insights."
Improving care collaboration and outcomes
In addition to presenting as faculty on QuantiaMD, Select Medical is using Quantia's Physician Engagement Solution to share best practices and build consensus among Select Medical's hundreds of geographically dispersed physicians, with the goal of delivering better care. "Offering this service to providers extends our clinical knowledge base and re-enforces evidence-based strategies," said Hammerman. For example, 74 percent of those surveyed say Select Medical's interactive presentation on QuantiaMD influenced how they care for patients on mechanical ventilation; 93 percent of these physicians say they successfully decreased vent dependency after employing a strategy presented by Select Medical faculty.
About Quantia, Inc.
Quantia is on a mission to nurture the wisdom of the physician community – and tap into it to deliver better care. Every day, our membership of over 225,000 physicians (about 1 in 3 nationwide) visits the award-winning web and mobile community QuantiaMD to learn from top experts and collaborate on a wide range of topics. Our blend of expert-led content, gamification, and social framework creates an environment physicians want to explore, serving up high quality interactions that inspire change. Health systems and life sciences organizations use this platform to boost engagement among physicians, improving performance and delivering higher quality, more consistent care. Quantia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Interactive. Learn more at www.quantia-inc.com.
About Select Medical
Select Medical is one of the nation's largest providers of specialized care. Select Medical's more than 40,000 employees operate or support more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 17 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and nearly 1,500 outpatient centers offering physical and occupational therapy and/or occupational medicine. It also offers physical therapy and/or athletic training to approximately 300 high schools, colleges and professional sports teams. In addition, it also provides medical rehabilitation services on a contracted basis to more than 400 nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and work sites. Select Medical and its parent company, Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE: SEM), are based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit selectmedical.com or youtube.com/SelectMedicalTV.
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