Ideas that matter

Will Starbucks Make A $40 Million Training Mistake? The Psychology and Brain Science of Effective Racial Bias Prevention Training

Guest Post by Todd Maddox, Ph.D., Contributing Analyst at Amalgam Insights.  This article originally appeared on the Amalgam Insights blog and was reprinted with permission. By now, I am sure you have heard about the incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, where two black men were arrested for waiting for a third man inside the store [...] Read More

The Ascensia Diabetes Challenge: Improving Quality of Life for Patients with Diabetes One Qstream at a Time

Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global medical device company headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. The mission statement of the company is to improve the lives of diabetes patients, with a specific emphasis on changing patient behavior. The company has 1,700 employees, and over 10 million diabetes patients. Ascensia came up with the idea [...] Read More

Executive Q&A: Qstream CEO, Rich Lanchantin, on Customer Success & the Power of Teamwork

Get to know Qstream's new CEO, Rich Lanchantin! As CEO of Qstream, Rich is responsible for running all facets of the business. He brings a proven management track record and more than 30 years’ experience driving customer success and sales growth in the life sciences and software industries. Q. What attracted you to the role at [...] Read More

Qstream Maximizes Graduate Student Learning at Drake University

“With 2 weeks between each of our classes, there was a great deal of time where learning gains could be lost; however, with Qstream I was able to continually think about the topics we were learning about in class and reinforce my learning to build mastery of concepts and ideas in the course.” The Challenge Graduate stude [...] Read More

The Secret Ingredient for a Great Qstream Experience

One of the most critical components for a successful Qstream is effective content. The challenge scenarios you deliver to your participants should be relevant, informative, and easy to understand. The explanations should both reinforce and clarify key messages that are directly tied to the objectives of the Qstream. In short, quality con [...] Read More

“Teacher of the Year”, Dr. Karen Sando, Challenges the Status Quo of Medical Education

Earlier this year, the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy named Dr. Karen Sando as its 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year – an award that acknowledges excellence, innovation and effectiveness in education. In a note to faculty, Dean Julie Johnson, Pharm.D. recognized Dr. Sando for her enthusiasm, approachability and excellence in [...] Read More

Modernizing healthcare education for a new, mobile generation

Given the speed of advances in healthcare technology and treatment protocol, educators must keep pace with an ever-changing body of medical knowledge, while also ensuring that their students can adopt and retain these critical concepts when treating patients. These challenges have taken on a greater sense of urgency as a new generation [...] Read More

International medicine embraces Qstream

Can mobile technology help fight some of the world’s most troublesome diseases? You bet – especially in resource-constrained environments of developing nations where specialists are often unavailable and staff turnover is high. Qstream users are putting the platform to work on the front lines of pandemics, making sure that busy cli [...] Read More

Can improving patient outcomes be as simple as playing a game?

What if docs could immediately improve the lives of their patients by engaging in a simple game on their smartphone in just minutes a day? It’s pretty powerful to think about. And a group of researchers did. A recent study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Boston found t [...] Read More

“A wonderful way to reinforce concepts”

Feedback on Qstream from the latest evaluations sent to us by our customer, National Association of Continuing Education (NACE), says it all about the value of our approach to changing behaviors. "I like the short informative format with questions that will be remembered." "A good way to exercise the memory." "Excellent educa [...] Read More