Bethesda, MD, June 20, 2017 – Today Knowledge to Practice, an Ed-Tech firm using competency-based, personalized, adaptive curricula to modernize continuing medical education (CME) for physicians, announced Leah Binder, MA, MGA, has joined its board of directors.
Ms. Binder currently serves as President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, a Washington DC based national nonprofit with the mission to improve safety and quality in hospitals. Inspiring change in healthcare, Ms. Binder is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, The Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal expert forum.
“Leah is an inspirational leader in the healthcare space. She’s consistently cited among the most influential people in healthcare and was just named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 25 top women in healthcare,” said Mary Ellen Beliveau, Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge to Practice. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Leah at our table. While our end mission is the same, we come at it in very different ways. Her perspective will help us continually innovate the ways in which we serve physicians’ lifelong learning needs. Together we strive for the day when every patient across the globe is served with the absolute best medical care.”
Ms. Binder is a leading advocate for patient safety and health care quality, and serves on a number of national boards and advisory committees in the healthcare space, including the National Quality Partners, the Strategic Leadership Council of the Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions, National Strategy Partners for AARP’s Champions for Nursing, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the NQF MAP Coordinating Council.
“A critical part of improving overall healthcare is ensuring the quality of care delivered by treating physicians,” said Ms. Binder, “With the looming threat of physician burnout, physician education has to go beyond imparting facts to inspire and excite physicians, and remind them why they love medicine. That’s why it is such an honor to be invited to the Board at Knowledge to Practice. I appreciate the innovation and spirit of this company, which is getting quantifiable results using technology to transform traditional CME.”
About Knowledge to Practice
Knowledge to Practice delivers mastery-based, personalized online continuing medical education for the physician on the go, and measurably improves a physician’s clinical judgment and critical thinking. Using best practices and adult learning techniques, Knowledge to Practice taps top recognized academicians and thought leaders to deliver practice changing clinical content. Curriculum is then personalized to each physician, enabling them to monitor their personal mastery and learn wherever, whenever and however they choose. Knowledge to Practice’s personalized curriculum results in an average of 34% improvement of knowledge retention and recall (compared to 6% of older CME models). To learn more about Knowledge to Practice please visit, KnowledgeToPractice.com
About Continuing Medical Education
The $2.65 billion dollar continuing medical education (CME) industry traditionally consisted of educational activities that disseminate didactic lectures and digitized didactic lectures. Traditional activities include destination conferences, publications, and audio and video recordings of conferences. But studies demonstrate these methods are ineffective, and physicians are challenged to actively transfer such knowledge to practice. Knowledge to Practice is proficient at understanding the needs of practicing physicians, distilling the literature and emerging medicine into very practical, digestible sequences of learning that fit the lifestyle of the time starved physician.
Knowledge to Practice’s approach addresses both knowledge and performance. Transforming the way academicians teach and elevating the lifelong learning experiences of physicians; Knowledge to Practice tailors personally relevant learner-centric learning. Knowledge to Practice’s proprietary online system was designed to fit into physicians’ demanding schedules, and to match each physician’s unique practice needs. Using a self-assessment module, physicians can identify knowledge and practice gaps, stay current, and develop/maintain mastery across their core competencies.