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MedForums, Inc.

MedForums improves healthcare by offering a one-stop platform that healthcare providers use to find, review, discuss, and access peer-rated and reviewed medical education resources. Think 'Yelp' for CME.

MedForums gathers data associated with the formal and informal education accessed by healthcare providers to inform education content producers, government agencies, credentialing bodies, health systems, telehealth companies, insurance companies, advertisers, employers, and patient focused.
Mission/Vision
MedForums streamlines the connection between clinicians, education, and credentialing.
Type of Organization
Startup - Newly established businesses, investable
Provider - Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic administrators, etc.)
Size of Organization
0-10
Organization Mailing Address

1192 Draper Parkway, Suite 325
Draper, UT 84020
United States

MedForums
MedForums improves healthcare by offering a one-stop aggregated platform that healthcare providers use to find, review, discuss, and access peer-rated and reviewed medical education resources.

MedForums gathers data associated with the formal and informal education accessed by healthcare providers. This data informs education content producers, government agencies, credentialing bodies, health systems, telehealth, insurance, pharma, advertisers, employers, and patient focused technologies.
Category of Innovation
Digital Health - A digital health solution is a technology-based solution whose user is caring for or providing care for themselves (think of a personal app) or another individual (such as a doctor using a tool to help their patient)
Intended End User
Payer - Organizations responsible for issuing or administering payment for the care received by a population of people (e.g. insurance companies)
Provider - Individuals or organizations responsible for providing care to patients (e.g. doctors, nurses, hospital/clinic administrators, etc.)
Policymaker - Elected officials and departments within local, state and federal governments responsible for crafting and implementing health care policy (anyone who has or is campaigning to have a “.gov” email address)
Non-Profit/Community-Based Organization
Vendor - i.e. established company, non-startup
Professional Service Provider - i.e. attorneys, consultants
Researcher/Academic
Impactful Innovation Stage (Click Here for Details)
Impact
Problem (i.e. barrier, issue, complication, etc.) being solved for the end user
Prior to MedForums, medical education content was disparate, there was no technology workflow between education and credentialing, and none of the educational resources were peer validated.

One hundred percent of healthcare providers are mandated to complete annual continuing medical education (CME), stay up-to-date on medical procedures and information, and report their completed CME credits to government agencies.

1. Providers have no technology solution to find, manage, track, store, and export completed continuing medical education required to maintain their licenses and credentials and the credentialing process is convoluted and time consuming.
2. Government agencies, insurance companies, health systems, and employers have no technology solution for gathering and auditing healthcare provider CME and knowledge base.
3. Education content producers do not gather evaluations on how medical education is being perceived, received, and implemented in practice by the healthcare provider learners.

The problem is:
-Medical education resources are disparate and unorganized.
-There is no technology workflow to report credentialing.
-The medical education resources lack peer-ratings and validation.
Idea/solution to the problem, if applicable
MedForums provides a technology workflow that streamlines the connection between healthcare providers, medical education, and mandated credentialing.

MedForums streamlines the process for healthcare providers to access education, reminds the user when their credentials need to be renewed and suggests specific resources that other healthcare providers have recommended. In addition, the healthcare provider can export their credentials to the health systems, employers, insurance, and government agencies that require documentation of the mandated CME.

MedForums can be searched by occupation, specialty, stage of training, need, and preferred learning style, which reduces the time and stress associated with finding applicable medical education and allows healthcare providers to provide up-to-date patient care.

MedForums gathers data associated with the formal and informal education accessed by healthcare providers. This data informs education
producers, government agencies, credentialing bodies, health systems, telehealth companies, insurance companies, advertisers, employers, and patient focused technology.
technology.

MedForums improves healthcare by offering a one-stop platform that healthcare providers use to find, review, discuss, and access peer-rated and reviewed medical education resources and then streamlines reporting of the mandated CME.

The solution is:
-An aggregated platform of medical education resources that have been peer-rated and validated through a digital health solution.
-A technology workflow that simplifies the accessing and reporting education consumption.
-Easily accessing peer-rated and validated education resources ensures the best patient outcomes.
Level of adoption (i.e. list of customers/users, testimonials, etc.), if applicable
To date, MedForums has been accessed 1.4M times by healthcare providers. 51% of the registered users leave reviews. MedForums Fellows have been placed at 13 academic institutions. MedForums has had a 440% increase of listed resources with 327 clients.

Users of MedForums are: Physicians, residents, medical and APP students, advanced practice providers, nurses, acute care practitioners, and pharmacists.

Clients of MedForums are: Medical education producers, credentialing
companies, health systems, employers, specialty societies, learning management systems, government agencies, insurance companies, and education institutions.

Testimonials:
"It has been a challenge to find high-yield CME activities and resources to improve my practice. MedForums is a multidisciplinary community for healthcare providers with a one-stop shop that I can easily tailor to my specific needs. I can connect with others who share my interests, and we
can improve each other and the lives of our patients. The medical community has been in need of such a platform for quite some time."
Ryan Creek, MPAS, PA-C

"What a neat idea - and it looks like you're getting great engagement. We look forward to the reviews since we know they love PEER (and Critical Decisions in EM)."
Marta Foster, Senior Editor
American College of Emergency Physicians

"MedForums is basically Yelp for CME. The forums give physicians an opportunity to review educational activities they've attended and weigh in on the overall value. This is a leading-edge idea that is vitally necessary in the ever-changing world of continuing education."
Sharon E. Cathcart, Global Educational Grant Coordinator
Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
Impact (i.e. measurable outcomes), if applicable
N/A
Funding Stage
Seed
List of Funding Sources (if applicable)
https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/225965-62
Certifications?
No