Canada's leading multi-disciplinary online healthcare community joins Networks in Health

mdBriefCase Inc, which runs the largest multi-disciplinary healthcare community in Canada, is partnering with Networks in Health – a unique international alliance of online physician networks.
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Nov. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- mdBriefCase, whose online doctor community in Australia will also join the partnership, will add more than 100,000 new physicians and allied healthcare professionals to Networks in Health’s existing membership of approximately 1.6m physicians worldwide.

mdBriefCase has been providing online information resources for Canadian health care professionals since 2001. Its membership in Canada comprises:

42,000 physicians (out of 55,000 in Canada) consisting of both family physicians, specialists and nurse practitioners
31,000 pharmacists (out of 34,000 in Canada) comprising both community and hospital pharmacists
15,000 allied health care professionals composed of nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, respiratory technicians etc.

mdBriefCase’s Australian community consists of more than 26,000 physicians and is the largest private provider of accredited online learning in the country.

Beverly Stainsby, International Account Director for Networks in Health, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome mdBriefCase to our network. The company is extremely influential in Canada and has also made its mark in Australia with its online learning provision. It will bring exciting new opportunities to pharma companies and other healthcare organisations that wish to research and engage with physicians internationally via a single point of access.’

Networks in Health, which started out with a selection of partners in Europe, before expanding to Latin America, also has close links with physician communities in the US and Asia.


For more information:

Andrew Baud

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About mdBriefCase

mdBriefCase is Canada's foremost on-line, continuing medical education (CME) organization, providing free multimedia, interactive learning programs for physicians, specialists, pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals such as nurses, diabetes educators and respiratory therapists. All programs are accredited and offered free to over 85,000 Canadian Healthcare professionals members.

mdBriefCase creates more than 120 online learning programs each year in collaboration with leading experts, professional societies and academic institutions. Programs are offered through the Web sites;,, and typically have over 2,000 participants over the course of 12 months. mdBriefCase, Inc. was established in 2001. For more information on global e-CME opportunities contact David Schmeler.

About Networks in Health

Launched by in May 2011, Networks in Health is an international alliance of online physician communities.

Operating across multiple geographies, the Alliance gives value to its communities’ members by enabling them to learn, collaborate and exchange information and encourage them to be active contributors to some of the world’s most vibrant healthcare networks.

Networks in Health offers its clients, including global pharmaceutical companies and public health organisations, opportunities to research and engage with medical professionals within these online communities. is the largest and most active network of medical professionals in the UK. has a membership of over 194,000 doctors, with 97% saying that the network is their most trusted source of information. It is the online resource most frequently used by doctors and provides a variety of services to support them in making the best decisions for their patients. These services include forums for discussion, extensive online education resources and a range of editorial content, including conference highlights. also has an independent market research division – medeConnect - which conducts online community-based research among medical professionals world-wide for the pharmaceutical industry and other healthcare organisations. This research is used to inform educational campaigns that are run for members.’s education programmes are sponsored by a range of companies and organisations including pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, charities, hospital providers and public sector groups. was created for doctors, by doctors in 1998. More than 300 doctors now act as advisers and clinical information contributors. Credibility and integrity of all published materials is assured thanks to an experienced editorial team and a code of absolute transparency for all information published.
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