June 7, 2019 - Atlanta, GA – EB Medicine, the premier provider of cutting-edge, evidence-based emergency medicine content, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. The company is using the opportunity to celebrate client contributions over the years with an anniversary sale and special offers for current subscribers.
EB Medicine was founded in 1999 by Dr. Stephen Colucciello, an emergency physician at Carolinas Medical Center, who saw a need for a high-quality, evidence-based journal that would analyze and summarize all of the available evidence on a given topic and present the best recommendations based on the evidence.
Before EB Medicine, doctors found it challenging to stay up to date on the latest information. With thousands of new studies being published every year, how could one doctor comb through all of this information to make sure he is at the cutting edge of his practice? Unlike today when there are dozens of websites, blogs, podcasts, and newsletters that discuss recent findings or spur point-counter point internet debates, there were almost no resources to help emergency physicians stay current with new treatments and protocols 20 years ago. The resources that were available were not evidence-based, but more like textbooks whose dogma proclaimed a standard of care that due to years-long publication cycle was out of date by release date.
Perhaps, even more importantly, the resources that were available focused on the treatment, and assumed that the diagnosis had already been made. Dr. Colucciello recognized this information gap. He focused on importance of presenting the information from a chief-complaint perspective rather than from a diagnosis. We rarely get ED patients who tells us: "I'm having a myocardial infarction." Most likely, it's a chest pain complaint.
Dr. Colucciello, an emergency physician with 18 years of experience, and Robert Williford, a medical publisher with more than 25 years of experience, aimed to address these challenges by creating Emergency Medicine Practice and published the first issue in June 1999.
The inaugural issue on assessing abdominal pain is still used by physician educators around the country to train emergency medicine residents on the proper way to work-up and manage patients with abdominal pain.
Over the next few years, based on industry needs and at the request of customers, EB Medicine expanded to pediatric-focused content. As is often said in the ED: Kids aren't just little adults; they require different tests, different treatment, and different care. In 2004, EB Medicine launched Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice to address this need.
That same year, the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) came out with a new requirement for board-certified emergency physicians: the Lifelong-Learning and Self-Assessment (LLSA) exam. For this exam, ABEM chooses 12 articles per year and quizzes physicians on their knowledge of that material. EB Medicine developed a study guide to help physicians prepare for that exam.
Today, EB Medicine has 11 full-time employees, over 50 physician editorial board members, and more than 2,000 physician authors and reviewers. Board members, authors, and reviewers are carefully selected by physician Editors-in-Chief Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP; Ilene Claudius, MD; and Tim Horeczko, MD based on their experience and expertise in a given topic area; EB Medicine contributors are recognized leaders in their field and have frequently published original research and review articles, presented at national conferences, and educated other physicians. They are committed to providing the very best educational content and truly believe in the value and importance of what EB Medicine does every day.
What started out as one print journal, Emergency Medicine Practice, has evolved into a multimedia resource that goes beyond its flagship print publication; it now includes a podcast, an online digest/summary, a supplement that reviews and links to relevant calculators and risk scores that can be used in real time, and more. Last year, EB Medicine launched an all-new mobile responsive website that makes it easier for clients to access the information they need even while they're on shift.
"Over the years, we've continued to develop resources to meet the needs of our customers. Our goal is to help them improve decision making and patient care, and we will continue to create products to fulfill that goal," said EB Medicine CEO Stephanie Williford.
EB Medicine continuously partners with other forward-looking organization and associations to make sure they continue to evolve and stay relevant to the customers they serve. They have also created an Emerging Leaders Council, which is made up of 12 young leaders in the field of emergency medicine who have joined EB Medicine to make sure they stay up to date with various industry needs and deliver relevant education to emergency clinicians at all levels of their careers.
EB Medicine recognizes the need for excellence in emergency medicine and wants providers to have the support they need to continue their education, improve patient care, and save lives. They are committed to promoting clinical education, skills, and best practices, from residency through retirement.
"They use our resources because, quite simply, we provide the very best continuing education-no other company is as committed to quality and excellence as we are, and they can't get the depth and level of content we provide anywhere else. We help them stay current on the latest evidence-based treatments and protocols as well as the easy-to-miss and can't-miss diagnoses that could have significant morbidity and mortality for their patients if missed," said Williford.
"We love our customers. We're committed to their success and well-being. Emergency clinicians save lives every single day, in every city and country around the world. We're honored to play a part in helping them."
To learn more about EB Medicine, visit www.ebmedicine.net. You can also check out their special offers by visiting their anniversary celebration page.
Anna Motuz, Marketing Strategist, EB Medicine