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New Technology for Sharing Medical Learning with Nils Mensel

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Healthcare is highly complex and knowledge intensive. Publications exceed by far the number a single physician can handle, even if they are limited to one field like cardiology. There is a need for independent medical information and education as well as for means of communication among medical experts.

Furthermore, there is an unmet need for independent, interdisciplinary medical information on a patient-by-patient basis. Most studies are RCTs and deliver results that pertain to a population, which is idealized. That means the study population does not represent the common patient with his or her co- and multi-morbidities (which is the rule, not the exception). An interdisciplinary exchange of case studies can function as a complementary corrective.

The idea of an interdisciplinary exchange platform is also supported by the fact that complex systems do not rely solely on mechanistic solutions like SOPs (best practices). In complex systems there usually is more than just one right way to successfully reach a certain result. By letting everyone share and discuss his or her success story and knowledge, more solutions can be found and more useful knowledge will be built.

Nils Mensel, PhD, Dipl.-Kfm, has ten years of experience in healthcare consulting and innovation management. He is CEO and co-founder of skeirs GmbH, a German-based IT consultancy specialized in knowledge management in the healthcare sector. skeirs delivers solutions for several international educational projects.

Dr. Mensel will join the call to talk about CASECAST, a visionary project initiated by skeirs. CASECAST is a medical exchange platform designed to facilitate knowledge exchange among health care professionals. As an independent platform which is free of charge, CASECAST allows physicians to view and share scientific and educational medical content in the form of videos, audio files, texts, and PowerPoint presentations. Content is interlinked and can be discussed among experts. CASECAST encourages interdisciplinary communication among health care professionals.

CASECAST is focused primarily on the exchange and discussion of cases, believing that cases come closer to the everyday practice of health care professionals. Furthermore, CASECAST suggests focusing mainly on the outliers, i.e. excellent treatments and complications, because these have the highest learning potential.

CASECAST is available for registered users only. Members are health care professionals. The platform also provides the opportunity to create access-restricted lounges for hospitals or other groups. The content is provided by the users; promotional content will not be allowed on the platform.

Nils is an expert in business administration and innovation management. He holds a Diplom-Kaufmann (comparable to an MBA) from Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany, and a PhD in business administration from the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management, University of Kiel, for his work on management of the early phase of the innovation process. He has ten years of experience as an educator and as a business consultant in the healthcare industry. He has authored a book about initiatives for innovations and published several articles in the area of innovation management. He is an invited speaker at universities on this topic.

Nils has an ongoing interest in social projects. He acted as co-founder of an NGO for humanitarian aid to support youth in Eastern Europe, helping with coordination and also working several times on site with projects in Russia, Belarus, Lithuania and Estonia.

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