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VitalSource acquires Intrepid Learning
- 04 Dec 2017

VitalSource, part of Ingram Content Group, has acquired the assets of Seattle-based corporate learning-technology leader, Intrepid Learning.

Intrepid Learning's and VitalSource's corporate and professional business platforms will launch under the brand Intrepid by VitalSourceTM. Intrepid will help customers solve their most critical business challenges with two complementary learning technology offerings, Intrepid LearnTM and Intrepid DiscoverTM.

In 2013, Intrepid Learning pioneered a bold new platform that infused its industry wisdom and expertise to make online learning more engaging, applied, collaborative and impactful. Intrepid's platform is used by world-leading corporations, training firms and business schools to solve mission critical challenges such as leader development, new hire onboarding, sales training, strategic initiatives, and customer education. The platform is extremely flexible, and can be easily configured for a variety of learning use cases such as collaborative, cohort-driven digital programs (corporate MOOCs) and blended learning journeys. This award-winning platform will now be known as Intrepid Learn.

VitalSource powers learning content for over 20 million users globally and recently, after only a few years in the professional learning market, announced the one-millionth user on its professional learning platform. Now known as Intrepid Discover, it enables hundreds of professional learning customers to create, convert and securely deliver high-value digital content for extended enterprise learning.

Intrepid Learning CEO Sam Herring will lead Intrepid by VitalSource as general manager.

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GetWellNetwork adds Elsevier educational videos to its library of health education content
- 04 Dec 2017

GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the Precision EngagementTM health care company, has added Elsevier educational videos to its library of health education content, currently the largest in the Interactive Patient CareTM industry. The joint announcement was made at the Next Generation Patient Experience (NGPX) Conference (Nov. 28-30 in San Diego, Calif). GetWellNetwork will distribute Elsevier videos to healthcare providers and their patients through its cross-continuum engagement platform, which educates and empowers patients across all care settings.

Hospitals today supply patient education through printed materials, primarily, even though research shows that visual information is more likely to be understood and remembered. In a recent Elsevier survey, a majority of respondents from health systems indicated they plan to broaden their patient engagement offerings to include video in the next 12 months. Better educated patients drive better doctor-patient communication and reduced readmissions.

Elsevier is an information analytics business specializing in science and health. Elsevier's Patient Engagement Solutions include a corpus of actionable, multimedia information and tools tailored for patients and their family caregivers. It has a library of more than 1,000 short, engaging and powerful videos. GetWellNetwork will offer these educational videos through The Patient's Platform, a comprehensive suite of patient engagement solutions, clinician tools and success strategies.

GetWellNetwork provides patients with relevant information on nearly every service line, diagnosis and procedure. Its collaboration with Elsevier makes it easier for health systems to take advantage of best-in-class patient education and delivery systems that engage patients and support providers. Patient-provided feedback through GetWellNetwork solutions will inform Elsevier on ordering habits, video consumption and patient ratings, enabling both organisations to continually enhance their offerings and create more personalised patient and family experiences.

Deploying Elsevier videos through GetWellNetwork ensures high levels of utilisation and a positive patient experience, and makes it possible to deliver greater standardisation with clinical content. GetWellNetwork will distribute Elsevier content beginning immediately.

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American Society of Civil Engineers adopts HighWire's visual analytics tool, Impact Vizor
- 01 Dec 2017

HighWire Press has announced that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will use Impact VizorTM, the visual analytics tool that delivers evidence and faster insight into citation trends to inform the strategic plans, policies, and editorial decisions of journal publishers. Impact Vizor integrates citation data and other indicators of impact from several sources to identify citation trends and outliers across ASCE's 35 peer-reviewed journals.

Impact Vizor is tailored to meet the requirements of each publisher so they quickly evaluate trends at the topic, journal, and portfolio level. Data analysts and non-technical staff can spend their valuable time getting answers to their questions, instead of collecting data and defining queries.

More than thirty-five publishers, including American Chemical Society and the American Thoracic Society use Impact Vizors which is supported by BenchPress on the HighWire Intelligent Platform and by integrations with Editorial Manager, eJournal Press, Scholar One and other manuscript systems. John Sack, Founding Director, works closely with publishers using Impact Vizor to develop visualisations that are in demand by editorial boards. Impact Vizor was an ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Finalist in 2015, and is able to support publishers who do not host their journals with HighWire or use BenchPress.

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Oxford University Press and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology announce publishing partnership
- 01 Dec 2017

Academic publisher Oxford University Press and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) have announced a new partnership to publish the Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (JCAG), CAG's official journal.

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology was founded in 1962 to support and engage in the study of the organs of the digestive tract in health and disease, promote the science and art of gastroenterology, and to promote and maintain the highest ethical standards.

Over 1100 members, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, pediatricians, basic scientists and nurses comprise the association. The CAG provides professional gastroenterological education and funding opportunities for gastrointestinal health and disease research, and more recently, has advocated for improved timeliness and quality of digestive health care for Canadians.

JCAG publishes original clinical and translational research papers, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, state-of-the-art review articles from international experts, clinical guidelines, images and editorials focusing on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

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NIH's All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine partner to reach communities through local libraries
- 30 Nov 2017

The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received a $4.5 million award to support community engagement efforts by public libraries across the United States and to improve participant access.

This partnership is a three-year pilot program, with several objectives such as to increase the capacity of public library staff to improve health literacy; to equip public libraries with information about the All of Us Research Program to share with their local communities; to assess the potential impact of libraries on participant enrollment and retention; to highlight public libraries as a technology resource that participants can use to engage with the program, particularly those in underserved communities affected by the digital divide; to establish an online platform for education and training about All of Us and precision medicine, with resources for members of the public, health professionals, librarians and researchers; and to help identify best practices in messaging and outreach that lead to increased public interest and engagement in the program.

The All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants' de-identified information for a variety of studies to learn more about the biological, behavioural and environmental factors that influence health and disease. Their findings may lead to more individualised health care approaches in the future.

Amanda J. Wilson, head of NLM's National Network Coordinating Office, and Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., chief engagement officer of the All of Us Research Program, lead the new partnership.

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