Proven Leader in Educating Healthcare Professionals, Specializing in Comprehensive Online Communities
Established in 1993 by registered nurse, Carolyn Sturgis, MediCom Worldwide, Inc. remains a women-owned and led small business. MediCom is a full-service ACCME/ACPE/CNE accredited provider of independent continuing medical education that strives to create activities that have a measurable, positive impact on clinical practice and patient outcomes. Our complex and highly-effective curricula have educated over one million healthcare professionals through more than 1,000 diverse live and online educational activities.
MediCom activities adhere to adult learning principles, which focus on different learning styles and preferences of our audience. As a result, content is made available through multiple media, formats, and platforms. Our activities are designed to enhance active learning and to encourage interaction between the learners, their peers, and the expert faculty in both live in-person and virtual environments.
MediCom’s educational activities serve as a comprehensive resource that supports the continuing education needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. By working closely with a variety of specialty experts and key opinion leaders in the development and implementation of quality educational programs, MediCom’s activities and educational resources support higher level outcomes and improved patient care.
A Dedicated Team of Professionals Providing Clinically Relevant Continuing Education Activities Across a Broad Spectrum of Therapies
MediCom is committed to the development and implementation of scientifically relevant, fair-balanced, and evidence-based continuing education programs. Through our extensive experience in highly complex therapeutic areas, combined with our innovative technology, MediCom is able to not only reach a targeted clinical audience, but to maintain continuous engagement with these busy healthcare professionals. Ongoing strategic analyses indicates that 97% of our learners return for additional education.
Areas of therapeutic expertise include:
- Rare Diseases
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Pain Management
MediCom Produced Programs Allow Clinicians to Adopt Key Learnings into their Practice for Better Patient Outcomes
The mission and purpose of MediCom is to support the optimal delivery of healthcare by contributing to the continuing education needs of practicing healthcare professionals. We achieve this by identifying key practice gaps through rigorous assessments of clinicians, and by developing clinically relevant and evidenced-based education. This includes educational support resources which are specifically designed to improve clinician knowledge, promote improved competency and performance, and ultimately to impact patient care.
What Makes MediCom Different
Industry Leader in Comprehensive Specialty Online Education Communities
MediCom is committed to the development and provision of interactive, engaging and clinically relevant continuing education activities for healthcare professionals. To reach the largest audience of these professionals, MediCom develops interactive, multimedia-based online specialty clinician communities that support best practices with proven better patient outcomes. These online communities are developed to meet the specific educational and practice support needs of both specialists and general healthcare professionals.
MediCom is continuously exploring new strategies for enriching the engagement of clinicians with our activities; we are currently utilizing expanded technologies to foster this engagement with our learners, to assist in applying knowledge gained in the clinical practice setting, and to support improved patient care. This includes not only interactive and case-based activities, but branched learning and other strategies that incorporate adult learning principles and support enhanced engagement and learning.
MediCom’s Continuous Commitment to Growth
Today, MediCom continues to use its extensive clinician network and online communities to conduct ongoing evaluations of clinician needs. One exciting area of current growth is MediCom’s focus on working proactively to identify new collaborative partnerships with associations, advocacy groups, and other providers; several of these represent novel quality improvement initiatives. These partnerships are with groups who share MediCom’s commitment to educational excellence and whose capabilities complement our own. Activities developed through collaborative partnerships not only extend the reach of MediCom’s programs and activities to a broader audience, but provide supportive resources resulting from the partner’s unique expertise and capabilities. MediCom also works with a number of patient advocacy groups to develop activities that support more extensive use of the patient’s voice and/or a patient-centered approach in the activity design and delivery. MediCom’s collaborative partners include the MDS Foundation, the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research, the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific, the International Myeloma Foundation, and the Community Rural Health Information Hub.