A Look Back on 2022 – Connecting patients, providers, and caregivers through education

As we reflect on the past year, we are particularly grateful for the connections we made with our partners, supporters, and colleagues. These connections helped us develop meaningful patient and provider education that impacted 22 million patients. 

Moving the needle in healthcare requires a collaborative approach to drive real behavior change among patients and providers. We believe these changes have the power to transform quality of life for each patient. 

The Latest in Our Blog Series

Four-part CME Series Empowers Clinicians Caring for Patients with Rare Diseases

In collaboration with our partners, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and Children’s National Hospital, we produced a four-part educational series to help providers develop rare disease diagnosis and testing strategies, provide culturally competent care, create a patient-centered medical rare disease home, and gain additional support mechanisms. 

“Providing rare disease education for primary and family healthcare professionals can help relieve the often long and arduous diagnostic odyssey and improve care for patients closer to home through a collaborative care model with rare disease specialists.” 

– Katie Kowakski, MPH,  Associate Director of Education, NORD

Engaging and Educating Rare Disease and Cancer Patients Online through Financial Literacy

More than half of Americans face financial difficulties paying for medical treatment, according to a recent study. This is particularly relevant in rare diseases and cancer,  exacerbating health issues and causing mounting anxiety. See how offering digital education to patients on these topics can build a positive brand experience. 

Advancing the Patient’s Role in CME/CE

What role does the patient voice play in CME? Typically, CME/CE programs have relied heavily on the  presentation of clinical data, which is extremely valuable, but augmenting that information with the patient voice can humanize the data. The thoughtful inclusion of the patient voice in clinician education has a multifaceted impact on engaged learners. 

Partnership Webinar Series 

Empowering Patients & Providers through Medical Education: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Clinical Trials

We were pleased with the strong interest in our latest webinar program highlighting ways to empower patients and providers through medical education. Our partners, Ricki Fairley from TOUCH, the Black Breast Cancer Alliance and Chelsey Fix, from the GBS|CIDP Foundation International, joined us in an engaging discussion about the role education plays in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical trials. Watch on-demand today! 

A Growing Team 

We are excited to welcome Erin McCarthy, our new Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. She will be working alongside Alissa Stone, Manager of Strategic Partnerships to continually grow and strengthen our partnership network and educational programming. 

Erin has over 12 years of experience in the patient and caregiver health education space, most recently as an Account Director for Krames (part of WebMD Provider Services), where she handled business development and managed association, patient advocacy group, and medical society relationships. 

Erin is excited to join us in our mission to positively improve health outcomes through digital education that improves provider knowledge and practice, and empowers patients to become more active participants in their care.


Participate in our Partnership Webinar Series

In the new year, we will continue working closely with our partner network to produce a series of webinars featuring key opinion leaders from advocacy organizations about medical education topics such as patient voice, tethered education, health equity, clinical trials, health outcomes, and more. These popular sessions are an important way to drive conversations among education program funders about innovative approaches to educating providers, patients, and caregivers. If you are interested in collaborating with us on one of these webinars, please email Alissa Stone at astone@platformq.com.



Single Program or Strategic Education Collaborations

Let us be your partner in all things medical education. With 10+ years of experience  developing patient and clinician digital education programs, we can help you reach your goals and identify new key opportunities. Reach out to partnerships@platformq.com for more information.

Connect With Us 

Looking for highly effective ways to lift your mission and generate revenue for your organization? Discover how you can host educational events more efficiently on an integrated platform with less manual intervention. Reach out to us. We’re here to help!


Erin McCarthy
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships



Alissa Stone
Manager, Strategic Partnerships