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Innovative Healthcare Providers Deploy Qstream Mobile Solution to Revamp Education for a New Generation of Healthcare Professionals

Innovative Approach to Clinical Knowledge Reinforcement Saves Time; Proven to Durably Change Clinical Practice Patterns

BURLINGTON, MA (November 15, 2016) – Qstream Healthcare, provider of mobile software that helps reinforce health care professionals’ skills in minutes a day, announced that a record number of medical centers and clinical care-focused leaders purchased the Qstream platform in Q3 2016 – delivering the company’s best-ever quarterly revenues from healthcare solution sales.  As medical education meets the new demographic that must learn even more specialized information, while meeting in-hospital work rule limits, Qstream reinforces the skills that matter most to patient safety, clinical care and patient engagement initiatives. It is the platform of choice at 7 of the top 10 U.S. hospitals, 4 of the top 5 medical schools, and hundreds more around the world.

“Clinicians today are bombarded with specialized information to be mastered, and simply adding more traditional didactics won’t ensure they retain and apply what they learn,” said Frederick R. (“Ted”) Carrick, DC, PhD., professor of clinical neurology, founder of the Carrick Institute and a past clinical scholar at Harvard Medical School. “Qstream is an amazingly robust platform that dovetails with our own focus on new learning strategies for the clinical scholar. We are beyond eager to explore its potential in a variety of Carrick Institute programs.

New Qstream Healthcare customers in Q3 2016 include:

  • Penn State University College of Medicine – which will initially deploy Qstream in the medical school curriculum.
  • Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies – the leading provider of post-graduate clinical neurology education will use Qstream to assist with knowledge reinforcement in a small pilot and, later, with initiatives across its over 100 courses provided through its 28 extension sites throughout the world.
  • Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre – the department of pediatrics and child health purchased Qstream following the impressive response it received to a pilot project. This leading international university with a record of innovation in teaching plans to deploy Qstream with 150 Year 3 students in 2017.
  • American College of Chest Physicians – Qstream will help the faculty of this organization assure that chest medicine concepts and best practices are retained long after its live learning events conclude.
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists a professional organization whose 43,000+ members serve as patient care providers on healthcare teams, ASHP will use Qstream for a grant-funded activity.
  • Spire Learning – an innovative clinical education/CME provider that will use Qstream with its sessions on atypical dermatitis and retinal disease, as well as other initiatives with family physicians and nurse practitioners.

Developed at Harvard Medical School, Qstream’s approach is scientifically proven in more than 20 clinical trials to increase knowledge retention by up to 170% and durably change clinical practice patterns to improve patient outcomes. Using Qstream, clinicians respond to brief scenario-based challenges pushed to their mobile device, while built-in game mechanics, such as scoring and leaderboards, deliver a 94% average engagement rate. Qstream’s Predictive Insights Engine then synthesizes and analyzes response data in real-time to track performance, and proactively identify knowledge and skills gaps. Studies show clinicians preferred Qstream 3:1 over alternative methods of knowledge reinforcement.