"mypatient.com" selected among the best continuing medical education sites

New York 06 December 2000At the 2000 eHealthcare World Awards, mypatient.com brought home the silver prize for the best continuing medical education (CME) site. The finish of mypatient.com among the best health care Web sites is due to its innovative content and design, solid structure, easy-to-use navigation, and high levels of performance and interactivity.


The eHealthcare World Awards event recognises and promotes groundbreaking achievements in the creation, development and execution of eHealth through stellar Web sites, such as mypatient.com. Jointly sponsored by I.C. Axon and the University of Virginia, mypatient.com provides health care professionals with the opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits from the convenience of their own home or wherever they have Internet access.

The system incorporates an interactive, case-based approach which utilises a virtual Waiting Room as the entry platform for learners. The cases reflect and address the realistic challenges which health care professionals face in their daily practices. The mypatient.com on-line system provides for the development, review and delivery of superior content through CaseMaker, a proprietary case authoring tool.

"Winning the silver prize for best CME site at the eHealthcare World Awards is a great accomplishment for mypatient.com", stated Jean Lalonde, presenting the awarded site. "The site was launched in June 2000, and is quickly gaining notoriety and popularity as more and more health care professionals become members of the mypatient.com on-line community."

"Furthermore", as Mr. Lalonde added, "medical societies are recognising the benefits of providing the system to their network of medical professionals. This award acknowledges that mypatient.com is a leader in its class. Extensive research into what physicians want in an on-line CME system and the best methods of learning, combined with a top-notch team of medical and multimedia professionals, have built one of the best CME sites on the market."

The University of Virginia (Uva), as a nationally renowned medical school and academic health care institution, strives to link the commitments of research and physician learning, and quality patient care. As a leader in continuing medical education, the UVa. School of Medicine relies on its talented faculty, as well as access to cutting-edge technologies, to develop quality educational programmes for physicians.

Founded in 1995, I.C. Axon constitutes a global leader in the development of eLearning solutions for the health care industry. In just five years, I.C. Axon has tripled its customer base and grown to more than 200 employees. This company delivers eLearning services to a wide variety of health care industry segments via three business units: Healthcare Services, mypatient.com, and triviamedica.com. I.C. Axon also maintains collaborative relationships with medical societies, managed care organisations, pharmaceutical companies, and top-tier medical schools.

The mypatient.com site forms an on-line learning system where continuing medical education (CME) is created, managed and delivered via the Internet. In 2000, mypatient.com was viewed at the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education Annual Conference, the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP/ASIM) Annual Meeting, Pri-Med West, eHealthcare World, the Medical Marketing Association (MMA) Annual Conference, Pri-Med East, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Scientific Assembly.

Leslie Versweyveld

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