Dec. 5, 2012
-- MedUniverse, a Swedish online physician community which is part of Networks in Health – a unique international alliance of online physician communities – has been going from strength-to-
strength since its launch in 2009.
MedUniverse, which enables medical students nearing qualification and physicians across the Nordic region to access and share professional information and educational resources, now has reach to more than 15,000 doctors in Sweden.
The community which is unique within Sweden attributes its success largely to peer to peer recommendation by its members. It is one of many similar organisations to join Networks in Health in recent years, helping to swell its membership to more than 1.6m physicians worldwide.
In November, Networks in Health welcomed mdBriefCase Inc, which runs the largest multi-disciplinary healthcare community in Canada and is also the largest private provider of accredited online learning in Australia where it has a community comprising more than 26,000 members.
In September, Networks in Health partnered with three communities:
Mediquality in Belgium, iVrach in Russia and Doktorsitesi in Turkey, adding a total of 114,000 new physicians to the network.
Dr Tim Ringrose, CEO of Networks in Health, who sits on the board of MedUniverse, said: ‘We are delighted to see how online professional networking for doctors is taking off in Sweden via MedUniverse. Their success is being replicated across the globe where similar networks are enabling doctors to access credible, independent information and network with like-minded colleagues in a secure environment.
“Networks in Health, which has welcomed tens of thousands of new physicians in the past few months alone, is playing a valuable role in helping pharma companies and other healthcare organisations to access these communities via a single co-ordinated point of access.’