OAKLAND, Ca. – May 10, 2018 – Key discoveries in healthcare and complex new technologies are being introduced at an ever-accelerating pace, transforming the practice of medicine. In the 1950’s, practicing physicians could expect the total amount of medical knowledge to double every 50 years. Now it’s estimated that by 2020 medical knowledge will double every 73 days. The evolution of our medical education system is vital to overcoming this daunting challenge for practitioners, ensuring they have access to comprehensive, up-to-date information for making the most informed treatment decisions.
VuMedi is the only comprehensive video medical education network where doctors can learn and fully evaluate all treatment options in one place. Unlike content hosted by life science manufacturers or other education sites that tend to promote only paying manufacturers, VuMedi curates content from competitive hospitals, manufacturers, and key opinion leaders. VuMedi walks doctors through the education continuum, hosting content from leading experts across all key areas. Known as the “YouTube for Doctors,” it offers more than 15,000 videos and counting from a broad range of organizations and individuals across many specialities, including pulmonology, pediatrics, oncology and endocrinology to name a few.
Today, over 250,000 physicians, 150 leading hospitals and medical conferences, and 5,000 content authors come together on VuMedi to embrace a new way of keeping up with the pace of innovation. Clinicians can watch videos and decide for themselves which approach they want to use in their practice. In addition, doctors can discuss topics and share advice through comments and private messaging. Doctors can also submit questions to experts.
VuMedi continues to expand in specialities and areas of education important to practitioners, announcing today the formal launch of its content channels for pharmaceutical brands. This content is unique to VuMedi, providing more than facts about the latest drugs. It presents low-pressure educational information about diseases, clinical trials, and more.
“Historically, surgeons have had to educate and re-educate themselves on products and techniques by juggling surface-level medical news sites, reading outdated textbooks, reviewing presentations from medical conferences and the occasional CME course,” said Roman Giverts, founder and CEO of VuMedi. “After scaling our non-surgical communities on the platform, pharmaceutical brands were intrigued and approached us about further engaging physicians. We are excited to officially open the platform up for more content creators to provide increasing value to practitioners.”
Currently, 80 percent of cardiovascular physicians and orthopedic surgeons worldwide use VuMedi to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and treatments. VuMedi hosts channels from leading healthcare institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, the University of California, San Francisco, NYU and Columbia.
Additionally, VuMedi is expanding its team of developers, clinical experts and sales leaders to support the platform’s rapid growth. For more information on VuMedi and job openings, visit www.vumedi.com.
VuMedi is an online video education network that provides doctors with authentic, comprehensive information about the topics that matter most to them. Doctors come to VuMedi to compare approaches and make decisions regarding new advances, challenging treatments, diagnostics, rare pathologies, and complications. In addition to training resources and CME, VuMedi provides doctors discussion forums and opportunities for direct communication with subject matter experts. The VuMedi network includes original content produced by leading hospitals and clinics, including the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, UCSF, Stanford, NYU, and many others. Over 250,000 doctors trust VuMedi as the most balanced and resourceful video network for professional education. Founded in 2008, VuMedi is privately held and based in Oakland, California.