NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a world leader in aesthetic surgery education and Anzu®, developers of the AnzuMedical™ Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration PlatformTM, are pleased to announce that 20 medical residency programs have joined the first-ever Nationwide Plastic Surgery Collaborative Residency Network, the "RADAR Residency Network" which launched earlier this month. The program's technology enables surgical residents from many different sized programs to share and exchange valuable information, including case studies, medical journals, videos, notes and more. The collaborative capabilities of the program are designed to improve patient outcomes through information access and knowledge sharing.
The institutions involved thus far include:
Cleveland Clinic Loma Linda University Mayo Clinic Medical University of South Carolina New York University Pennsylvania State University St. Louis University University of California at Davis University of Kentucky University of Chicago University of Cincinnati University of Illinois University of Kansas University of South Florida University of Southern California University of San Francisco University of Texas Southwestern Vanderbilt University Washington University Wayne State University
"ASAPS is thrilled to partner with Anzu® on this project, as it's the first of its kind to embrace the spirit of collaboration to improve learning and patient outcomes for everyone involved. With so many prestigious institutions already on board, we know that this endeavor will change plastic surgery residencies for the better so that others will see the benefit to the training programs and other institutions will follow suit.
It's truly a win-win, and we are very excited to see the practice of aesthetic plastic surgery improve on a tangible scale," explains Dr. Daniel C. Mills, President, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Barry Fernando, CEO of Anzu® and ASAPS member explains, "The goal of this project is to leverage technology to the fullest extent possible and build a network of residency programs that can share their unique arsenals of knowledge with each other for maximum benefit. Its mass-collaborative nature will provide a much richer learning experience for all residents in training."
The RADAR Residency Network program was designed to eliminate the siloed environments of traditional medical residency programs. The technology provides a daily use product for residents that will change how they learn, and ideally lead to better clinical decision making and ultimately better patient outcomes.
An independent Content Management System (CMS) for each residency program.
A networking system for all participating programs which will allow collaborative exchange of information between institutions.
An HTML-based webpage builder for residents to generate/share multi-media notes for study.
A "virtual Journal Club" - a technological version of an established institutional product.
Powerful search engine with specialty-specific tagging and filters capable of even searching within videos.
Multi-platform cloud-based access.
Ability to bookmark specific points inside of videos (including YouTube or Vimeo).
Access to Compendiums which are expert-generated folders of information on techniques, problem management etc.
In addition, the residency programs will have full access to ASAPS' comprehensive world class multi-media library of aesthetic surgery including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, ASAPS' clinical journal, ranked #1 among all aesthetic surgery journals.
About Anzu® Anzu® was established in 2010 to create a knowledge exchange platform for healthcare organizations and medical community members including physicians, educators, residents in training and the medical industry. The AnzuMedicalTM platform provides a myriad of innovative product features and a Case Based Learning SystemTM that can be used for both education and training purposes, and industry advertising. For more information about AnzuMedicalTM, email: [email protected] or visit www.anzumedical.com.