April, 2018 –The past few months have been so busy in fact, we’re only now catching our breath to share an update!! We have lots of developments and achievements to share with the community, so have a read and be sure to sign up to stay informed!
The Zenxmed Community is Growing
We’ve had several new content contributors onboard and it has been inspiring to see just how dedicated the medical community is to improving the practice of medicine. When introducing new contributors to the project, Community Leader Dr. Christina Lang knows the amount of time a medical student or resident has outside of their studies is limited. But to see how whole-heartedly our contributors and their attendings believe in this project proves that a revolution is possible and that physicians are ready to take back medicine.
In March, we were invited to present at the Red Deer PCN’s town hall (photo below). There we had the opportunity to showcase the Openxmed platform to primary care physicians. Feedback was incredibly positive, and many were eager to start using the app and also become contributors.
Most recently, founder Dr. Colm Murphy and Dr. Christina Lang met with the Dean of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). He was very intrigued by the Openxmed platform, had many good questions and feedback. VCOM will be endorsing the Openxmed platform and encouraging their 1700 medical students to sign up.
The Openxmed App Goes live
On March 9, the Openxmed app became available in the App Store. We have seen a steady flow of new users as our contributor network has started to share with colleagues. We continue to evolve the platform based on user feedback, and overall our early adopters seem pleased with what they’ve seen. Based on survey results, 93% would recommend to a friend or colleague. Here are some of the things we’ve heard about the Openxmed app:
“Simple, clear, and useful in a clinical context. Information can be accessed quickly and it seems reliable given the sources provided.”
“It is easy to use with a short learning curve. It is secure and ensures users are verified.”
“I like the algorithms and that it includes the logic behind them. I also like how easy and organized it is to use.”
A Celebration of Physicians Across North America
The quarter ended with a bang as we co-hosted the first, physician-led virtual conference in celebration of the 3rd annual National Physicians’ Week. Alongside our co-host, Physicians Working Together, we executed a 4-day, CME accredited, free conference for physicians across North America with live and pre-recorded sessions by Dr. Brian Dixon, Dr. Sasha Shillcutt and Dr. Mark Fahlen, just to name a few. Recordings are available on the conference webpage. Attendees were very appreciative, and it was a tremendous opportunity to let participants know a bit about Zenxmed.
Next Steps for Zenxmed
Looking ahead, we’re working on changes that will make our platform even easier to navigate, whether you are student in the learning stages, or an experienced physician seeking out a specific piece of information. We are also planning for the addition of direct messaging and image upload which we believe will play important roles in the way Openxmed is used. We look forward to sharing more updates with you soon!