BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MX.com today announced that Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Health System (together known as Johns Hopkins Medicine) will offer on an ongoing basis healthcare solutions and intellectual property pioneered at their medical center on the MX.com website, allowing hospitals throughout the world to adopt evidence-based programs shown to positively affect standards of care.
As part of the collaboration, Johns Hopkins Medicine also will hold equity in MX.com.
"Johns Hopkins Medicine has a tradition of translating research into clinical applications and then applying them to our patients and patients throughout the world," says Mark Shaver, senior director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Johns Hopkins Medicine. "MX.com provides a platform for us to be able to make these successful programs available to hospital systems worldwide."
MX.com is an online marketplace for turnkey protocols, toolkits, guidelines and other types of intellectual property developed at leading medical institutions to streamline operations, improve patient care and enhance hospital performance. A growing inventory of free and licensed hospital solutions is available on MX.com's peer-to-peer e-commerce platform, which launched in July.
In the coming months, Johns Hopkins Medicine plans to offer solutions related to patient safety improvements, palliative care protocols and strategies to manage end stage renal disease.
"Johns Hopkins Medicine is demonstrating their commitment to improving global healthcare resources by sharing programs created at their own institution," said Joseph Davis, PhD, MX.com founder. "This is a tangible example of how hospitals can help other hospitals raise the quality of patient care, regardless of location or resources."
Other leading hospitals that offer intellectual property on MX.com include Adventist Health System, Partners HealthCare, Benefis Health System, Eastern Maine Health System and several others.
MX.com (http://www.mx.com) by Medimetrix Solutions EXchange is the first online marketplace for free or licensed healthcare management Solutions that enable hospitals to help hospitals improve performance and standards of care. Established in 2010, MX.com is a privately held company founded by Joseph Davis, chairman of the Medimetrix Group and Spirit of Women Health Network. Owners include Medimetrix Group, Inc and its affiliates, private investors and interested health systems.