Idea Description
Supplementary Information
Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
QxMD is a company dedicated to creating point-of-care applications created by for healthcare professionals, with a global community of 1.9 million clinicians, medical students, scientists and researchers and are free to download and use at any time.
Overview of Innovation:
Healthcare professionals need to stay up to date on the latest medical research and topic reviews to provide optimal care. Unfortunately, the process of content discovery is broken with research artificially compartmentalised by publishers and hidden behind countless institutional paywalls.

At QxMD, we believe that knowledge translation– the process by which new knowledge is incorporated into clinical practice – is an important and unsolved challenge for our health care system. Read uses smart algorithms to ensure that each and every user has a dedicated newsfeed of research that applies to their practice.
With Read, Institutional Edition, organisations can seamlessly integrate their existing journal subscriptions and existing proxy service to provide a platform for their clinical staff to access content which matters to their individual practices. It is built with features designed to improve patient care and reduce costs.

The Promoted Research feature is used by institutions who want to disseminate research that impacts areas of care the most within their organisation. For example, a Hospital with high rates of Sepsis can use this tool to promote guidelines that reduce Sepsis cases with higher guarantees their clinical staff will discover the research and apply it to the next patient.

Librarians and Knowledge Managers can take advantage of smart analyticsto understand which journal subscriptions are performing the best and worst and also which journals are most popular, which they don't subscribe to.

NHS Trusts are already adopting QxMD, with over 100,000 users in the UK alone.
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
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How does this fit with Athens, which is already used by most acadmic and health organisations?

An OpenAthens account allows you to access a range of quality information online. Users can access Healthcare Databases Advanced Search(HDAS) and nationally purchased content, which includes bibliographic databases from:
    • Ovid (Medline, Embase, AMED, HMIC and PsycINFO)
    • ProQuest (BNI)
    • Full-text databases from EBSCO (Cinahl and Health Business Elite)
    • Journals from the BMJ and AMA collections.
You may also be able to access extra content which has been purchased in your region or by your organisation. For a list of all the content you might be able to access log into My Resources.
Hi Tammy,

Read works seamlessly with Open Athens to provide access to full-text content. When any user from a NHS Trust selects their institution from "Institutional Access" in the Read app, they will then be prompted to enter their Open Athens / MyAthens username and password. This info is stored and encrypted on the users device and not shared with our servers. From here on, users from that instiution will be able to access full-text papers to which their institution subscribes via a custom built 'link resolver' in Read by QxMD. We work with most major remote authentication solutions such as EZProxy, Shibboleth and SSO. 

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