Mayo Clinic Physicians Participate in Social Media Learning and Collaboration on QuantiaMD

Released: 12/18/2013 11:00 AM EST
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Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic has produced a series of expert-led presentations where physicians can learn from each other, ask questions and engage in peer-to-peer dialogue across a variety of medical topics. The presentations are part of Quantia’s social learning and collaboration platform. QuantiaMD is designed to enhance physician collaboration and information sharing. “This social media setting provides a unique opportunity for us to engage physicians on their time about important clinical topics that can benefit their practice and their patients,” says Dawn Davis, M.D., practice chair of dermatology at Mayo Clinic.

Physicians are expected to know more and more, but often with less time to learn and train. Social media platforms are positioned to help doctors with that dilemma. Nationwide, about 30 percent of physicians visit QuantiaMD* to learn from experts, share advice and help each other become better doctors. Sixty-one percent of physicians scan or explore social media daily or weekly and the majority of them believe that using social media improves patient care.** This trend is playing a critical role in the growth and activity of QuantiaMD. According to the company, a typical physician now spends 20 minutes per session interacting with peers on its site.

“Mayo Clinic is a worldwide leader in medical care and we are thrilled to provide a platform to help communicate valuable information to a qualified physician audience,” says Mike Coyne, CEO of Quantia. “In order to make a true impact on health care, we believe physicians must be better connected to each other as well as with organizations advancing medical practice. This relationship is another step forward in achieving this goal.”

Since launching the platform, more than 25,000 physicians have already watched presentations or participated in discussions based on information from Mayo Clinic physicians. Additionally, Mayo Clinic physicians have answered scores of questions from the QuantiaMD community. Moving forward, Mayo Clinic physicians will be covering topics ranging from liver and pancreas surgery to depression and adult congenital heart disease.

Programs live on QuantiaMD presentations from Mayo Clinic currently include:

High Risk Cardiac Surgery: Selecting Patients & Rules for Optimizing Survival
Joseph A. Dearani, M.D.
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic

Myelofibrosis: Key Prognostic Factors & Treatment Options
Ruben Mesa, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic; Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Carotid Stenosis: Which Procedure, and For What Patient?
Kevin Barrett, M.D.
Consultant and Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic

Newborn F w/ Extensive Facial Birthmark
Megha Tollefson, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic

66 yo F w/ Mystery Polyarthralgia
John Davis III, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic

Ultrasound-Guided Injections
Steve Wisniewski, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic

*Manhattan Research, Taking the Pulse® U.S. 2012
**eMarketer, Physicians and the Internet: Where They Go and What They Do Online (January 2013)


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About Quantia
Quantia, Inc. is a leader in Physician Relationship Management. We enable meaningful communication between physicians, clinicians and major healthcare organizations. As the creator of QuantiaMD, the largest online physician community, we are experts in physician engagement and alignment. Our web-based and mobile platform uses a blend of social media, game mechanics and engagement science to help clients―organizations such as health systems and life sciences companies―collaborate with physicians to reduce costs, save time and improve quality of care. Learn more about Quantia at and QuantiaMD at