How do you think QuantiaMD will change or affect the field of medicine?
QuantiaMD exists to help physicians reshape
medicine for modern times. On QuantiaMD, over 500 faculty from major
medical institutions guide the clinical conversation and share their
expertise. Doctors connect with these experts and with colleagues they
know and trust. It has been reported that the gap between the
introduction of a proven therapy or best practice and its acceptance
into mainstream medicine is 17 years. The QuantiaMD community is working
together to bridge this medical learning chasm and we believe we can
soon compress this gap to 17 months and, ultimately, to 17 days.
are the main benefits for a physician in joining QuantiaMD? For example,
why would an ER doctor take the time to join a physician network?
The main benefit for any physician is the
ability to connect with and learn from colleagues and experts. Beyond
the wealth of clinical knowledge, our members also find better ways to
manage their practice while caring for themselves as people.
The content on our site lives within various Special Interest Groups
(SIGs). Physicians can join any of these groups depending on where their
interests lie. SIG topics range from the clinical (Diabetes,
Cardiovascular, etc.), to practice-related (Physician Wellbeing, Leading
Physicians, etc). As such, our SIGs cover many of the issues and
challenges that ER doctors are either leading on, or greatly affect.
What's more, ER doctors are often described as de facto PCPs,
since many uninsured patients treat their local ER as their primary care
setting. The below list highlights some of our SIGs and specific
benefits for ER physicians:
- Pain: ER doctors see the highest volume of drug-seeking patients, so they need to know best practice for opioid prescribing.
- Primary Mental Health: For the population at highest risk
for mental health co-morbidities -- elders and uninsured or indigent -- ER
doctors need primary skills for depression, bipolar, and other forms of
- Doctor/Patient Relationship: ER patient satisfaction
scores tend to drive overall hospital satisfaction scores, and patient
satisfaction is now tied to reimbursement and is an executive metric.
- Do No Harm: As 60 percent of admitted patients enter through the
ER, many, if not most patient safety risks also enter through the ER,
which makes ER doctors the gatekeepers for patient safety.
- Infectious Diseases: Resistant organisms, or "super bugs"
(MRSE, C Diff, etc.), enter through the ER, so ER doctors need to
understand how to identify resistant organisms.
- HIV: CDC/ACP guidelines on broad testing means that ER
doctors can significantly impact testing rates, which can help curb
- Stroke: The ER is where most acute stroke is first treated, so their understanding of stroke is critical.
- Reducing Readmissions: ER doctors have a significant role to play in addressing care transitions and readmission rates.
- Physician Wellbeing: ER doctors have among the highest
burnout rates, volatile reimbursement rates, highest malpractice
premiums, and nocturnal lifestyles of any physician.
- Case Challenges: ER doctors see many diverse clinical presentations from a wide range of patient types, so cases are of great interest.