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AMIRSYS® introduces RADPrimer™ Learning Portal for Radiology Residents

Salt Lake City- November 22, 2010– AMIRSYS® announces the release of the RADPrimer™ Learning Portal for Radiology Residents. RADPrimer is the first online radiology education portal created specifically to meet the needs of both radiology residents and program directors. RADPrimer provides specialized radiology courses aligned with the curriculum for radiology residents and provides residents a means to master this curriculum through both learning and testing modes. This competency-based online radiology program covers the 11 core disciplines for radiology residency to ensure that residents are receiving sufficient training in all 11 areas. The curriculum provides residents with easy access to high-quality educational materials while also facilitating program instruction and resident self-study. “Whenever I talk with other program directors about the challenges we face in training radiology residents, one topic never fails to come up: How do we know if our residents are learning what they need to know?”, states H. Christian Davidson MD, Residency Program Director at the University of Utah Department of Radiology. “Apart from didactic lectures, we have little control over how they pursue the resources available to them. We tell them what to read, but have little notion of the quality or quantity of material they are actually exposed to.”
RADPrimer is composed of two separate modules that meet the respective needs of residents and program directors. The resident module allows residents to master content in all 11 core disciplines of radiology, self-assess with unknown case challenges, deep-dive study into the curriculum, and track individual progress. The Academic Administrative Module allows program directors to create and assign quizzes in 11 core disciplines, track resident performance & study time, monitor statistics by resident, year, or program, and produce summary report documentation for ACGME records. RADPrimer is available to residents, residency programs, or both as an annual subscription. “STATdx is great for problem-solving at the console, but residents need an organized, comprehensive, interactive study guide as well; RADPrimer provides just that,” said Michael Federle, MD of Stanford University.

Amirsys is a medical information provider fueled by expert-generated content and unique proprietary software technology. The Amirsys Platform™ provides key technology to deliver multi-media information to radiology residents through the RADPrimer® site. Amirsys products are used by radiology residency programs worldwide.

About Amirsys
Amirsys, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative healthcare solutions in radiology and pathology for diagnostic decision support. Through use of its proprietary technology and image-intensive, expert-based content, Amirsys provides online problem-solving access to thousands of radiologists and pathologists worldwide. Amirsys’ team of over 300 leading radiologist and pathologist authors develop content which is tagged and stored in its patented ACRES™ authoring system. By utilizing its proprietary technology in combination with its unique content database, Amirsys has produced innovative products that dominate their respective markets.

STATdx® and STATdx® Premier™ are used by over 20,000 radiologists daily around the world for point-of-care diagnostic decision support. Through its subscription-based online content and technology, STATdx streamlines workflow by reducing the time to research and complete difficult imaging analyses.

RADPrimer™, which launched in fall of 2010, addresses the key learning and training needs of radiology residents and the monitoring and tracking needs of residency programs. Through its subscription-based online technology and content, RADPrimer guides the resident through preparation for faculty-directed quizzes. RADPrimer provides the residency training faculty with training materials, the ability to make and track assignments, and detailed documentation of each resident’s progress.

PathIQ® ImmunoQuery® provides pathologists point-of-care decision support in making diagnoses through use of immunohistochemistry. This subscription-based, online, evidence-based system suggests the optimal choices for determining efficient and cost-effective selection of antibodies. The online ImmunoQuery CustomSync™ option allows hospital-based laboratories to sync the power of ImmunoQuery to their own antibody inventory, which leads to decreased send-outs of tests to third-party reference labs, reduces costs, and increases speed to diagnosis.

Amirsys Platform™ proprietary technology is the “powered by” core technology inside medical training websites. AMIRSYS PLATFORM technology powers the American Board of Surgery’s SCORE surgery resident training website and the RADPrimer radiology resident training website. The AMIRSYS PLATFORM is an innovative combination of Amirsys technology, some Amirsys-generated content as well as content licensed from third parties.

For more information please visit the Amirsys websites at amirsys.com, statdx.com, and radprimer.com

PR Contact: Julia Sherman
(949) 348-2208 x 2010

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