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Harnessing Brain Science to Drive Behavior Change in Healthcare

This blog was originally published in ATD’s Insights and has been posted here with permission. When I first started teaching Harvard medical students, I became despondent over how little of my teaching the students actually retained in the months following my course. I should not have been surprised. It turns out that Harvard medic [...] Read More

Qstream Helps Innovate Surgery Clerkship for Third Year Medical Students, Improving Final Test Scores for Participants

As we’ve discussed in the past, universities and medical schools are forever looking for new ways to innovate their curriculum, moving beyond traditional, lecture-focused teaching methods while also extending learning beyond the classroom. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the surgery clerkship director of a medical unive [...] Read More

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 that is focused on diabetes. The mission statement of the company is to empower people with diabetes through innovative solutions that improve their lives, with a specific emphasis on changing patient behavior. The company has 1,700 employees, an [...] Read More

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