We are delighted to announce that touchIME has reached a significant milestone – our first citable publication describing the impact of our education, titled:
The Educational Impact of Web-Based, Faculty-Led Continuing Medical Education Programs in Type 2 Diabetes: A Survey Study to Analyze Changes in Knowledge, Competence, and Performance of Health Care Professionals
Recently accepted by JMIR Medical Education, this paper presents the educational outcomes – including assessment of Performance – from a touchIN CONVERSATION and a touchMDT hosted on touchENDOCRINOLOGY (our first featuring a real-life patient) on the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obesity.
The results demonstrate how short, case-based, online CME activities designed for HCPs to fit into their clinical schedules can improve knowledge, competence, and performance in T2D/obesity management.
We received many positive comments from the peer reviewers, with one calling it an “excellent introduction to the medical education for T2D.” They go on to say, “An interesting manuscript that offers an important evaluation of online education”
Another reviewer explained “…I have seen lots of these CMEs and wondered if they were effective, and this paper articulated the findings quite well, giving reassurance that this format of education is effective..”
We are incredibly proud of this publication. It represents a fantastic team effort, including internal and external authors and critical contributions across the business.
It’s also the first of several citable publications in various peer-reviewed formats in the pipeline that will showcase recognition of our excellent outcomes and real-world improvements to clinical practice.
Watch this space!
The paper is already indexed on PubMed.gov and is available to read now.