November’s issue coincides with annual meeting of the world’s largest professional society in hematology

PlatformQ Health Education is pleased to announce the publication of three of our outcomes-evaluation abstracts in conjunction with the upcoming 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH)_Annual Meeting and Exposition. The abstracts are published and available to read in the November supplemental issue of the ASH publication, Blood. Additionally, these three abstracts will be available permanently in the ASH and Blood abstract archives.

With more than 18,000 members from nearly 100 countries, the American Society of Hematology is the world’s largest professional society serving both clinicians and scientists around the world who are working to conquer blood diseases. For the past 6 decades, ASH has hosted an annual meeting to disseminate research and education in hematology. It is in honor to have our medical education intervention research and findings be published in Blood, the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field of hematology.

The PQH Education team has a long history of creating virtual education programs for clinicians, patients, and caregivers related to relevant topics in hematology, to improve  medical knowledge, communication, skills, behavior, shared decision making, and evidence-based practice. As leaders in the medical education industry, the PlatformQ Health team is committed to sharing our outcomes findings from clinician and patient/caregiver education activities at medical and industry conferences, to further disseminate effective strategies to larger professional audiences.

Learn more about the accepted abstracts:

Assessing Patient and Provider Perspectives, Clinical Practice, Behaviors, and Knowledge on Hemophilia A Care

As the management of severe hemophilia A with and without inhibitors continues to rapidly evolve, clinicians may lack confidence in how to optimally treat their patients while patients and their families are continuously burdened by the complexity of managing their care. Consequently, the PlatformQ Health Education team identified a clear need for a fully online educational initiative for patients/caregivers and HCPs.

As a result of the educational activities, abstract authors concluded that tethered CME and patient education can yield improvements in clinical practice behaviors, patient healthcare communication, skills and confidence, and treatment knowledge of Hemophilia A. Together, aligned education targeted to HCPs and patients can improve the ability to provide evidence-based treatment for patients.

Read more about the results of these educational initiatives in the online abstract!

A Critical Role for Patient Education in Improving Patient-Provider Communication and Treatment Decisions across Rare Hematologic Malignancies

Patients with hematological malignancies and their caregivers often seek out information about the rare disease they are facing online, which is why the PlatformQ Health Education team designed 3 online patient and caregiver education programs focused on different rare hematologic malignancies: acute myeloid leukemia (AML), hairy cell leukemia (HCL), and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL).

Abstract authors analyzed the impact data from the educational activities and found that education on rare hematologic malignancies improved patient and caregiver perceived knowledge, communication skills and health-related behaviors. Moreover, authors stated that online education can be a helpful tool to reach individuals living with rare cancers and their caregivers and assist them in learning how to best engage in a partnership role in managing their health.

Learn more about the specific methods taken and subsequential results in the online abstract!

Improving Physician-Patient Decision Making for Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with BTK Inhibition

As new advancements in evidence-based treatment strategies with approved BTK inhibitors are improving survival of patients with CLL, there is a need to close the knowledge and practice gaps related to the current treatment landscape for clinicians and patients. PlatformQ Health Education sought to address those gaps by creating online educational programs for both HCP and patient/caregiver audiences to ensure that clinicians can apply current evidence to practice and stratify patients appropriately while patients/caregivers can better understand their treatment options.

Read more about the methods and anticipated results of these educational initiative in the online abstract.

Have questions about our research or want to learn more about how PlatformQ Health is delivering impactful education to HCPs and patients? Email us at digital@platformq.com.