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Boston University School of Medicine Partners with ExtendMed on REMS Portal for Safe Opioid Prescribing Education

February 2014 – When Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) received a significant grant to develop a REMS program on safe opioid prescribing last year, they selected ExtendMed as their digital partner to develop the comprehensive educational portal. BUSM has just received an additional grant to expand this successful initiative for a second year.

Here in part is the original press release from BU describing the importance of this program: "Awarded the first-of-its-kind funding to provide FDA-mandated opioid prescribing education, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has launched a program to train health care providers how to safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain using opioid analgesics. With approximately 100 million Americans affected by chronic pain, the appropriate prescribing of opioids is a national concern…. BUSM was the sole grantee in the first round of funding, receiving an unrestricted award of more than $1.8 million by the manufacturers of ER/LA opioid analgesics, known as the REMS Program Companies (RPC)."

ExtendMed’s CEO Amy Ravi Selected for Leadership Panel

February 18, 2014 - ExtendMed CEO Amy Ravi was selected as one of four successful business leaders showcased in a panel discussion at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. The four leaders each addressed the topic "What Are the Critical Leadership Issues in Starting and Building a Firm." Fellow panelists included Frank Muscarello, Founder and CEO of MarkITX; Dickerson Wright, PE, Founder, Chairman and CEO of NV5; and Brian Hand, CFO, Co-Owner and Board Member of Skolnik Industries.

ExtendMed-Developed Self-Assessment Tool Wins Gold Award for Best Education Program in 2012

December 2012 – The online Self-Assessment Program (GESAP VII) that ExtendMed developed on behalf of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) won the Gold Award for the best Educational Program in the 2012 All Media Contest of Association TRENDS, the leading publication for senior executives owned by Columbia Books and Information Services.

This engaging interactive e-learning program – available in online and CD-ROM versions – is the premier resource for assessing knowledge, preparing for certification exams and earning points for ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC). With more than 300 peer-reviewed questions and hundreds of videos and other images, GESAP offers 10 study modules by topic area and a self-test module that includes the same 300 questions in random order for a true self-assessment experience. The online version also enables physicians to see how their answers compare to those of their peers.

ExtendMed's ASGE Learning Portal Wins MARCOM's Gold Award for an Association Website

Nov. 7, 2011 – The learning management portal designed by ExtendMed for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) was honored by receiving the Gold Award in the prestigious MarCom Awards international competition of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). More than 6,000 entries competed for honors in recognition of "companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry."

The ExtendMed-designed site took honors in the Association Website category. The well-organized portal combines an Online Learning Center with multiple online educational activities, including Clinical Guidelines CME, videos from the Endoscopic Learning Library (previously only available on DVD), as well as additional recorded sessions, practice management resources and Video Forum selections. The activities are searchable by type of activity, topic, or keywords.