New York, New York: January 11, 2017
Introducing The ObG Project, a new tool created for providers, by providers, as a fast, easy way to access accurate, reliable and current information on women’s health.
“When you’re working a 12 or 14 hour day, trying to provide the best possible care for your patients, finding the information you need about a specific condition, procedure, test or guideline, can be very time consuming,” said Dr. Susan J. Gross, CEO and co-founder.
For example, a search in PubMed in November 2016 for information about Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), brings up 500 peer-reviewed articles. Over 80 of these articles were published in the first eight months of 2016 alone. If you use the more specific terminology of cell-free fetal DNA, you get more than 2,000 articles.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Providers need to learn about hundreds of new tests, procedures, drugs, and studies released every year. On top of that, providers have to keep up with the basics, like vaccination schedules and antibiotic doses for significant infections that impact public health.
“A group of us saw a need for a site with provider-level information. One that’s easy to navigate and actually built for mobile devices,” Dr. Gross said. “That’s why we launched The ObG Project. We’re bringing together medical educators and clinicians, and technical and content experts, to bridge the divide between medical knowledge and excellent patient care.”
The ObG Project is designed to help providers by putting the information they need at their fingertips – fast. This mobile friendly site serves as an educational hub that allows providers to access summary data on current articles, guidelines and best practices. These summaries usually take less than 5 minutes to read. Each summary also provides an easy path to more information: original articles, studies or guidelines.
Here’s what the ObG Project offers:
The ObG Project also offers a free subscription with added benefits, including the ability to create a personal bookshelf to save topics for further study and a weekly newsletter with updates and breaking news- such as FDA and CDC alerts- that impact women’s health.
“Digital technology has spurred the biggest changes in medical education and information since Dr. William Osler invented the bedside rounds,” Dr. Susan Gross observed. “And we’re going to take advantage of that for our patients’ sakes.”
The ObG Project was established by providers to support women’s healthcare professionals via offering a single, efficient and unbiased educational hub to provide education and information efficiently. The use of social media and mobile friendly platforms allows The ObG Project to address the needs of women’s healthcare professionals across the country, and beyond.
OBG Project CME requires a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge). Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, or Real Networks Real One Player.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information
presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.