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May 4, 2021

Lessons Learned and Positive Results from a Multi-institutional Wellbeing Curriculum for Medical Students and Residents

The CoreWellness Research and Learning Collaborative presents metrics, results and lessons learned at AACOM’s conference April 2021, after each institution implemented the CoreWellness curriculum.   Panelists from across student and resident programs share:

  1. Program Description: size, location, users, picture of campus, or learners
  2. Planning Process: Preparation/Needs assessment to justify implementing a wellness/wellbeing curriculum, buy in , challenges faced , scheduling, negotiating, stakeholders, etc.
  3. Unique Features, Successes and Best-Practices
  4. Lessons learned and next steps

Please click here to download the abstract.

July 1, 2020

CaseNetwork and Happify Health Partner to Launch New Mental Health Program for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals The Happify CoreWellness Program is Designed to Help Alleviate Stress and Increase Resilience During Global Pandemic

Newtown Square, PA – June 25, 2020: Today CaseNetwork, a physician-led online medical education company for healthcare professionals, and digital mental health leader, Happify Health, announced the launch of a new mental health program, Happify CoreWellness, designed to help physicians and healthcare professionals develop the skills they need to manage stress and build emotional resilience.. The program includes 15 self-directed specialized tracks and will help physicians and healthcare professionals maintain their own mental wellbeing while caring for the health of their patients, by using multiple behavior change disciplines such as cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness and others. 

With the global mental health crisis at an all-time high due to COVID-19, physicians and healthcare workers on the front lines are more mentally strained than ever before. Even before the pandemic reached the United States, a recent Harvard study found that 78% of physicians report feeling burned out. In January 2020, a Medscape study reported that 64% of physicians will not seek care for burnout or depression, with 47% indicating that they believe they can manage without help from a professional, and 20% indicating they don’t want to risk disclosure. A small study conducted in late March, 2020 with Chinese healthcare workers on the frontlines with COVID patients found that 72% had some form of psychological distress, with 50% showing signs of depression and 45% reporting anxiety. 

The physical and mental stress felt by physicians and healthcare professionals has always been high but has risen to new levels during this time of global pandemic. I am extremely concerned about my healthcare colleagues on the frontlines who are witnessing tragic outcomes for their patients that are almost incomprehensible. I am extremely grateful to the teams at CaseNetwork and Happify who have collaborated to provide this life-changing program. Happify CoreWellness has been tailored to meet the unique mental health needs of healthcare professionals that may otherwise go unmet,”  said CaseNetwork’s CEO, Jeffrey Levy, MD.

“With more than three-quarters of physicians experiencing burnout even before the pandemic, it is clear that there is an urgent need to provide access to digital mental health tools they can easily fit into their hectic and stressful schedules,” said Patrick Burke, Head of Happify Health Solutions at Happify Health. “With Happify CoreWellness, we are proud to work with CaseNetwork to offer healthcare workers with a digital mental health care solution specifically tailored for them, giving them tools to build resilience and decrease stress so that they are able to better maintain their own health during this global crisis.” 

The Happify CoreWellness program teaches physicians and healthcare workers how to build stronger resilience and help reduce the impact of burnout and depression on patient care. The highly personalized experience can be used anywhere, and any time it’s needed, fitting into a healthcare worker’s hectic lifestyle. The Happify CoreWellness program includes specially curated tracks for healthcare professionals, including two new tracks, “Resolve Conflict at Work,” which teaches strategies to optimally address your emotions when conflict occurs and reach resolutions more quickly, and “Build Resilience for Challenging Times,” which teaches you how to analyze challenges, maximize positivity, and build personal resilience to optimize outcomes as a health professional at work and at home.  Other tracks for healthcare professionals, include “Care Providers: Your Well-Being Matters,” “Get the Best Sleep of Your Life,” “Overcome Your Negative Thinking,” “Defeat Stress in Your Daily Life,” “Stop the Worry Cycle,” and more.

The Happify-CoreWellness program incorporates proven tools that effectively target depression, anxiety and help build resilience. (See Link – Journal of Wellbeing).  More information about Happify’s scientific testing and research science can be found on the Happify Labs page

About Happify Health: 

Happify Health is a LifeTech company that delivers digital therapeutics and innovative care delivery models to improve mental and physical health. As a leader in digital therapeutic solutions, Happify Health’s safe, effective digital tools use scientific research from positive psychology, CBT and mindfulness, combined with a gamified approach and leading-edge technology, to impact everyday lives. Happify Health’s clinically-validated platform provides global access to one of the most comprehensive, evidence-based intervention catalog that is available from science, resulting in better health and business outcomes for organizations. For more information, visit www.happifyhealth.com 

About CaseNetwork: 

CaseNetwork is a physician-led online medical education company that delivers online case-based, competency-driven education for healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge and skills advancing both patient care and self-care.  CaseNetwork’s CoreCases curriculum features virtual patient simulations that integrate evidence-based clinical information with problem solving skills for hundreds of disease states to meet required competencies.  The CoreWellness curriculum includes skill-based wellbeing education and assessment designed for the unique challenges faced by healthcare professionals-in-training.   Both platforms provide standardized distance learning and group learning options with anytime, anywhere access.  For more information go to casenetwork.com

May 22, 2020

CaseNetwork Providing Healthcare Professionals with a Free Online DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Virtual Patient Case during COVID-19 Pandemic

Newtown Square, PA – CaseNetwork announced today that the company is providing free access to an online “Domestic Violence virtual patient case” as a public service to help healthcare providers successfully diagnose and provide services to the increasing number of patients who may become victims of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders, loss of income, stress and general uncertainty can exacerbate the risk of violence at home.  More than 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime (National Domestic Violence Hotline).

This “virtual patient” case is a 28-year-old woman who presents to her physician with pelvic pain. The case is designed to enhance healthcare providers’ clinical judgment and communication skills and includes compelling video interactions with the patient, and follow-up case management.

CaseNetwork President and CEO, Jeffrey Levy, MD commented: “As an Ob/Gyn and women’s health advocate, I have been educating healthcare providers about domestic violence for three decades.  I am especially concerned that domestic violence is on the rise as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I believe it is CaseNetwork’s public service duty as an online medical education company to provide free online domestic violence education to ensure healthcare providers are equipped with the latest knowledge needed to care for patients experiencing IPV during this pandemic and beyond.”

This online educational module can be accessed from the CaseNetwork home page at  www.casenetwork.com and is part of a broader curriculum called CoreCases.

About CaseNetwork

CaseNetwork is a physician-led online medical education company that delivers case-based, competency driven education for healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge and skills advancing patient care and self-care.

CaseNetwork has two product lines including:

  • CoreCases – virtual patient cases that cover hundreds of disease states
  • CoreWellness – wellbeing education for healthcare professionals

For more information, please contact:

Kami Jacobsen
Vice President
E-mail: kjacobsen@casenetwork.com
Phone: 800-654-1745, ext. 106

March 31, 2020

CaseNetwork Providing Healthcare Workers with a Free Online COVID-19 IN PREGNANCY Virtual Patient Case Educational Module

Newtown Square, PA – CaseNetwork announced today that the company is providing a second online COVID-19 educational module, COVID-19 in PREGNANCY to all women’s health professionals and trainees.  This is being done by the company to ensure these caregivers are equipped with a synthesis of the latest medical knowledge and guidelines to successfully treat their pregnant patients during this rapidly changing pandemic.

This case is presented as a simulated-patient experience of a 29-year-old, term pregnant woman and goes over the coronavirus differential diagnosis in pregnancy, important diagnostic tests, management including infectious disease precautions in the hospital, delivery considerations and care of the newborn. The simulated case follows CDC, WHO, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines and will be updated twice a week to ensure it includes the most current recommendations.

CaseNetwork’s CEO, Jeffrey Levy, MD commented: “As an Ob/Gyn, I understand the complexities associated with the care of a pregnant woman, fetus, and newborn infected with a severe viral illness. I believe it is CaseNetwork’s public service duty as an online medical education company to provide our healthcare providers on the front lines whatever support we can to help them fight this pandemic.”

This educational module can be accessed from the CaseNetwork home page at  www.casenetwork.com It is available as an online program or a phone app.

About CaseNetwork
CaseNetwork is a physician-led online medical education company that delivers competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include interactive decision making and peer-to-peer problem solving that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes.

For more information, please contact:

Kami Jacobsen

Vice President
E-mail: kjacobsen@casenetwork.com
Phone: 800-654-1745, ext. 106

March 18, 2020

CaseNetwork Providing Healthcare Workers with a Free COVID-19 Educational Module

Newtown Square, PA – CaseNetwork announced today that the company is providing all healthcare providers free access to an online COVID-19 educational module. This is being done by the company to ensure these caregivers are equipped with the latest medical knowledge to successfully treat their patients during this pandemic.

The online educational module being offered by CaseNetwork consists of a “virtual patient” case and is presented as a simulated patient experience. The module goes over the coronavirus differential diagnosis, important diagnostic tests, management including infectious disease precautions in the hospital, and home discharge protocols. The simulated case follows CDC and WHO guidelines and will be updated weekly to ensure it includes the most current recommendations.

“We believe it is our public service duty to help healthcare providers on the front lines effectively fight this pandemic,” said CaseNetwork’s CEO, Jeffrey Levy, MD. “Our method of education helps healthcare providers synthesize the rapidly evolving information that is bombarding them from multiple sources and put it to practical use to improve patient outcomes.”

This educational module can be accessed from the CaseNetwork homepage at www.casenetwork.com. It is available as an online program or a phone app.

About CaseNetwork
CaseNetwork is a physician-led online medical education company that delivers competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include interactive decision making and peer-to-peer problem solving that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes.

For more information, please contact:

Kami Jacobsen
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
E-mail: kjacobsen@casenetwork.com
Phone: 800-654-1745, ext. 106

February 13, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: “Appreciation to Promote Well-being in the Workplace”

You are invited to attend a 50-minute webinar titled “Appreciation to Promote Well-being in the Workplace,” by Doctor Catherine Pipas, Chief Wellness Officer at Case Network.

When: Monday February 24th, 2020 from 4:10-5:00 PM EST

Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefits of appreciation & gratitude in promoting wellbeing in self and others
  • Describe how “negativity bias” can limit gratitude
  • Apply Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as an evidence-based strategy to promote wellbeing

Click here to reserve your spot

May 8, 2019

CaseNetwork Announces the Release of CoreWellness for Residents and Medical Students

CaseNetwork is pleased to announce the launch of CoreWellness© Online for Residents and Medical students in response to a serious epidemic of Burnout Syndrome (BOS) that is adversely affecting between 40 to 75% of our healthcare trainees and professionals. BOS is defined as the prolonged, psychological response to job-related, interpersonal stressors that occurs when occupational demands exceed one’s ability to cope. BOS has personal consequences (strained relationships, depression, anxiety, and suicide), professional consequences (gaps in professionalism, lack of career satisfaction, and leaving the profession), and patient consequences (increased medical errors and decreased patient satisfaction).

The CoreWellness© Online curriculum is based on CaseNetwork’s CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Levy, experience in developing nine online psychology programs. The programs were developed with over a dozen world-class psychologists to reduce burnout, depression and anxiety and to increase resilience and well-being. In addition, Dr. Levy co-authored the book CoreWellness: A Physician Wellness Program.

“In the last two months, I have been interacting with thousands of program directors and faculty in multiple specialties,” states Dr. Levy. “I have heard first-hand the urgency and need for effective programs to address the problems of BOS, depression and anxiety amongst our healthcare trainees. I am distressed to say that a dozen program directors confided in me that their programs have recently been devastated by a resident or medical student suicide. I was told that half of the suicides were not predictable, because the trainees were able to cover up their negative feelings and emotions.”

In fact, we are losing almost 400 healthcare providers a year to suicide – more than one a day. CaseNetwork has launched a campaign highlighting that WELLNESS CAN’T WAIT! There is a strong need to proactively teach residents, medical students, and other healthcare professionals important skills to improve resilience and well-being while decreasing burnout, depression and anxiety.

The CoreWellness© Online is a comprehensive program that provides residents and medical students with knowledge and practical skills needed to manage stress and adversities typical of graduate and post-graduate training. The program is broken down into six components:

  1. Background Information Modules that provide an overview of burnout, wellness and resilience including definitions, etiologies, measurements, and interventions.
  2. Skill Building Tools that include a series of 11 skill-building exercises that help participants understand and alter thinking patterns, change perspectives, share patient stories, be more mindful, and manage conflict.
  3. Self-Assessment Tools that include 26 surveys and questionnaires allowing residents to explore their perceptions and views of themselves, others, their future, and the world.
  4. Program Level Benefits that provide descriptions of successful wellness programs throughout the United States, teach residents to be leaders in wellness initiatives, and provide a step-by-step guide to design, implement and maintain a wellness program.
  5. Simulated Resident Encounters that present interactive encounters with simulated residents that reinforce issues related to burnout, resilience, and work-life balance.
  6. Summative Assessment Quizzes that include a series of questions that test residents’ and medical students’ knowledge to determine their grasp of materials presented in the CoreWellness© Online curriculum.

The online, self-directed learning in CoreWellness© is complemented by live discussion groups after each module to foster collaboration, compassion, and empathy amongst the group participants.

The CoreWellness© Online program provides information to help residents and medical students not only survive training, but to actually thrive and flourish. For more information about CoreWellness© Online go to http://www.casenetwork.com/markets/corewellness/.

About CaseNetwork
CaseNetwork is a technology enhanced medical education company that delivers competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include interactive decision making and peer-to-peer problem solving that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes. For more information, visit http://www.casenetwork.com.

About CoreWellness
CoreWellness© Online is a breakthrough online program from CaseNetwork with 24 modules that provide your residents with the knowledge and practical skills to manage stress and adversities typical of post-graduate training. Residents will learn about burnout syndrome (BOS), improve resilience, and achieve self-awareness through proactive wellness and self-care measures.  This comprehensive program is the first of its kind, designed to help residents cope with the unique demands of the healthcare profession and to better understand the impact stressors have on their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. This program provides information to help them not only survive training, but to actually thrive and flourish. For more information go to http://casenetwork.com/markets/corewellness/

April 27, 2018

The Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) and CaseNetwork Announce a Partnership to Strengthen Resident Education

Dayton, OH — Continuously changing medical practice, rapidly increasing medical literature and evidence, reduction in work hours for residents, more clinical responsibilities for faculty, and increasing reporting obligations mandated by the ACGME are posing significant educational challenges for Family Medicine residency programs. Every year it gets more difficult for Program Directors to properly prepare competent and compassionate residents to practice Family Medicine independently.

In order to meet these demands and advance resident education and training, the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) is partnering with CaseNetwork to promote “CoreCases for Family Medicine,” an online, interactive case-based curriculum that was developed specifically for today’s residents.  CoreCases teaches, measures and improves a resident’s proficiency in key knowledge areas and skills required for advancement during their training and at the same time assesses milestone achievement.

CoreCases for Family Medicine is a comprehensive curriculum consisting of 45 cases, or simulated patient encounters, that can be used independently by residents to augment educational activities in a specific rotation, ‘flipped classrooms’ and interactive discussions. The curriculum includes common disease states and conditions as well as less common conditions that may be difficult for programs to cover. Residents learn critical information to make correct diagnoses, order appropriate labs and diagnostic tests, and prescribe prudent management plans while receiving formative feedback from “Virtual Experts.” CoreCases for Family Medicine also provides objective and consistent assessment of competencies and milestones required for demonstrating resident proficiency at each stage of their learning process.  The reporting tool facilitates identification of weak areas so early and focused remediation can be applied.

“The Family Medicine Education Consortium is constantly working to help every Family Medicine physician achieve his/her fullest potential and that starts with our medical students and residents,” says Laurence Bauer, MSW, MED, CEO of FMEC. “We are excited to work with CaseNetwork to provide state-of-the art, case-based, and competency focused education for our Family Medicine residents.”

“As a former residency program director, I know how crucial it is that all residents master the requisite knowledge and skills to demonstrate proficiency for sound medical decision-making and optimal patient care in an ever-changing healthcare environment,” says Jeffrey Levy, MD, Founder and CEO of CaseNetwork. “CoreCases is a significant educational advancement that engages residents and helps them learn faster, more efficiently and more conveniently. We are thrilled to work with FMEC on this important project.”

For more information visit www.casenetwork.com.

About FMEC

The Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc. (FMEC) serves as a catalyst for connecting those interested in improving the health of the community by strengthening Family Medicine/primary care services and medical education.  The FMEC supports 60 medical school-based Departments of Family Medicine and 160 Family Medicine Residency programs in the northeast region of the U.S. and is a leading voice in the field of primary care.

It is FMEC’s fundamental belief that Family Medicine is critical to improving the health of the nation. To that end, FMEC supports innovative, peer-reviewed educational initiatives that provide residents and family physicians with the highest quality education possible.  For more information, visit www.fmec.net.

About CaseNetwork

CaseNetwork is a technology enhanced medical education company delivering competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include interactive decision making and peer-to-peer problem solving that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.casenetwork.com.

March 1, 2018

CaseNetwork Announces the Release of “CoreCases for Medical Students”

CaseNetwork is pleased to announce that CoreCases© is now offering a suite of fifteen (15) of its nationally recognized OB/GYN courses to Medical Schools throughout the U.S. These courses have been designed by renowned physician educators and peer reviewed by leading experts and will provide a valuable interactive enhancement to any medical school curriculum.

CaseNetwork is a pioneer in the development and implementation of on-line case-based medical education.  The CoreCases© for Ob-Gyn were developed in conjunction with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) to advance education and training for Ob-Gyn residents and has been endorsed by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG).

“CoreCases© for Medical Students” provides interactive case-based education that teaches, tracks, assesses and reports on the progress of medical students.  It offers students an opportunity to learn from simulated patient encounters, make differential diagnoses, order appropriate labs and diagnostic tests, and create management plans.  The courses have been designed to meet today’s students learning styles, offering them an interactive learning experience with rich media content and formative feedback throughout the educational experience.  The courses can be used in conjunction with classroom learning or as a stand-alone component that augments classroom and clinical experience.  Faculty can view an individual student’s progress and group performance as a whole based on milestones established by ACGME.

About CaseNetwork

CaseNetwork is a technology enhanced medical education company delivering competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include interactive decision making and peer-to-peer problem solving that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.casenetwork.com.

March 18, 2017

CaseNetwork Announces the Release of a New Curriculum for Resident Education, “CoreCases for Internal Medicine” at AIMW

Consistent education, objective tracking, assessment and reporting of individual resident programs aligned with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Core Competencies and Milestones is a problem for all program directors.

With the changes in work hours for residents, the shifting landscape for care and increasing demands on faculty and staff, a more time-efficient and cost-effective method for educating residents and assessing competency is needed. CoreCases addresses that need and improves the educational experience for all internal medicine residents while supporting the current program curriculum.

To advance education and training, CaseNetwork will release “CoreCases for Internal Medicine” at the Academic Internal Medicine Week (AIMW) in Baltimore, MD on March 19-22, 2017, a curriculum that will measure and improve a resident’s proficiency in the key knowledge and skills required for advancement during their training.

CaseNetwork also introduced “CoreCases for Ob-Gyn,” in 2015 at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology/CREOG meeting, and released “CoreCases for Family Medicine” at the 2016 American Academy of Family Physicians conference.

With the changes in work hours for residents, the shifting landscape for care and increasing demands on faculty and staff, a more time-efficient and cost-effective method for educating residents and assessing competency is needed. CoreCases addresses that need and improves the educational experience for all internal medicine residents while supporting the current program curriculum.

“CoreCases for Internal Medicine” consists of 30 simulated patient encounters that cover all aspects of Internal medicine and enable specific and immediate training support and remediation. The program can be assigned by rotation and resident year and allows residency programs to transport traditional lecture-based learning into a more interactive and engaging process for teaching and learning.

“CaseNetwork is excited to provide case-based, competency-focused education that helps residents learn faster, more efficiently and more conveniently. Resident directors can now track the progress of residents and more accurately assess their readiness for promotion and independent practice,” says Jeffrey Levy, MD, Founder and CEO of CaseNetwork. CoreCases is the first solution that tracks competencies and directly maps milestones to educational activities.”

About CaseNetwork

CaseNetwork is a technology enhanced medical education company delivering competency-focused, case-based education that enables learners to improve their knowledge and comprehension of critical patient situations and disease states. CaseNetwork’s simulated patient encounters integrate evidence-based clinical information with required proficiencies and skills. CaseNetwork’s proprietary platforms include interactive decision making and peer-to-peer problem solving that is conveniently delivered in a browser or on a mobile device for anytime, anywhere learning. The CaseNetwork solution helps healthcare professionals advance their skills and improve competency with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient outcomes. For more information, visit www.casenetwork.com.