Washington, DC, April 2, 2012 – MDLinx (www.mdlinx.com), one of the nation’s top physician websites, and Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education today announced an agreement to collaborate on “The SmartestDoc,” MDLinx’s unique and fast-growing educational quiz product. The SmartestDoc quiz is played every day by Internists, Family Physicians, Oncologists, Pediatricians, Diabetes Experts, and Neurologists. Cleveland Clinic will provide quiz questions and related content for Internal and Family Medicine physicians. Physicians can visit The SmartestDoc at www.mdlinx.com/smartestdoc.
“This is an exciting development for The SmartestDoc,” said Stephen Smith, Chief Marketing Officer for M3 USA, the owner of MDLinx. ”Cleveland Clinic is highly recognized for their top-tier medicine and education. Including their educational content in The SmartestDoc will help us ensure the highest-quality product, and will add to the already excellent education that SmartestDoc offers busy physicians.”
“Our experience shows that physicians learn in many different ways, and use different methods to keep up with medical knowledge,” said William D. Carey, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education. “SmartestDoc takes advantage of emerging technology. Our principal role in this collaboration is to ensure that high quality, up-to-date clinical information is at the core of this experience. This collaboration will allow Cleveland Clinic to share more educational content with physicians to get speedy, evidence-based clinical information.”
MDLinx provides physicians up-to-date information on new developments in medical treatments. Recognized by ComScore as the #2 and fastest-growing physician website and by Oncology Business Review as the #1 visited site for U.S. oncologists, MDLinx also has a growing number of vertical specialization areas including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Neurology, and Pediatrics.
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 15 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 155,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us atwww.ccfcme.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.
About M3 USA
M3 USA is part of M3 Inc, a publicly traded company in the Tokyo Stock Exchange. M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. Through these means, we help healthcare professionals provide the best care by enabling them to stay current on the ever-evolving practice of medicine. In 2006 we started our service in the US through the acquisition of MDLinx, now the nation’s leading specialty physician portal and provider of online marketing solutions to the life sciences industry.
MDLinx (www.mdlinx.com) is an award-winning, practical medical information tool used by busy physicians and healthcare professionals to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. On a daily basis, the company’s physician editors read, rank and sort published data and research from leading news media and more than 1,300 peer-reviewed journals in 35 specialties. MDLinx’s content and services are provided at no charge to member physicians. MDLinx is a web property of M3 USA, http://usa.m3.com, which offers information solutions to healthcare providers and industry.
Greg Jones for MDLinx