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Evidologists . Project Facilitators . Trainers

We provide help in—

  • Evidence- and value-based medical decision-making
  • Clinical improvement
  • Communications

Evidence Review & Clinical Content Development
We can meet your medical scientific review needs by using rigorous methods and providing practical deliverables that will get used. Examples—

  • Evidence reviews & evidence synthesis
  • Systematic reviews
  • Comparative effectiveness reviews (CER)
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Clinical recommendations
  • Monographs
  • Performance measures
  • Decision-support
  • Physician and patient communication aids

Evidence-based Training
We provide superior evidence-based training for all healthcare professionals involved in medical decision-making. We are highly regarded trainers with program scores averaging 4.8 out of 5.0. We make the work practical, applied and doable including making key statistics easy and understandable.

  • Critical appraisal of the medical literature—foundational skills made easy to help accomplish medical literature review or simply to read your professional journal articles
  • Critical appraisal of the medical literature—advanced skills for those going deeper such as pharmacists creating drug monographs, medical technology assessors or physicians and others involved in systematic reviews
  • Workshops on "The Evidence-based Organization"
  • Clinical improvement projects training & facilitation
  • Clinical guideline development methods training & facilitation
  • Clinician/patient communications training — see below for more details

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See a sampler of our work and free help to you "almost live!" See our freely available video tutorial on critical appraisal—while the video is at a high level, there's an "living" demo on how to do a critical appraisal fast, efficiently and effectively. Video slide printout and tools are also available at this link.

Tailored Training for Specific Groups

  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committees
  • Medical Technology Assessment Committees
  • Quality Improvement Councils
  • Quality Improvement Teams
  • Clinical Guideline & Pathway Development Teams
  • Journal Clubs
  • Other EBM working groups
  • Specific healthcare professionals (e.g., medical leaders, physicians, clinical pharmacists, nurses, other allied health-care professionals, etc.)
  • Industry
  • Other healthcare groups (e.g., patient decision-support companies)

How We Approach Training—

  • Leadership
  • Culture
  • Staff
  • Needs and skills assessments
  • Systems and process review and solutions
  • Training methods, materials, communications training designed to meet the needs of the target group

Communications Training
Program scores averaging 5.0 out of 5.0.

  • Creating and implementing decision-support: information, action and decision aids
  • Communicating with colleagues, clients and patients
  • Physician-patient communications including special topics

Evidence-based Committee Help
We can assist you in creating or improving the process and evidence review skills of your pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) and medical technology assessment (MTA) committees or any evidence-based quality improvement (QI) group such as a guideline or pathway group or even a journal club.

  • How to develop, organize and manage effective evidence-based committees, quality teams, journal clubs and other evidence-based working groups

Quality Improvement Project Help
We can help you or teach you to conduct a successful evidence-based quality improvement project including effective implementation of clinical practice change—includes effective training, facilitation or performance of effective evidence-based clinical quality improvement methods in all phases of this work—

Phase 1: Group Readiness
Phase 2: Clinical Improvement Project & Team Selection
Phase 3: Project Outline
Phase 4: Evidence Review
Phase 5: Clinical Content Development
Phase 6: Impact Assessment
Phase 7: Communication Tools Development
Phase 8: Implementation: Create, Support & Sustain Change
Phase 9: Measure and Report
Phase 10: Update and Improve

Consulting for Healthcare Improvements
We can meet a variety of needs in the areas of evidence, medical decision-making, quality improvement, health care economics, processes, communications, adult education and more. We've not only helped medical professionals, we've helped human resources benefits managers, legal professionals, consumers and even architects! Contact us to discuss your particular needs. We customize our work to best help you.

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