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USBJI and Case to Bring Open-Access Scientific Videos for Primary Care Providers to Better Prevent, Diagnose, Manage, and Refer Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rosemont, IL, and Redwood Shores, CA, July 23, 2018 - The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Case Medical Research are delighted to announce their agreement to develop and publish scientific videos as part of the USBJI MSK-Ed: Musculoskeletal Education for Primary Care Providers Project.

USBJI and Case will collaborate in the production of scientific video modules to disseminate evidence-based medical information via the Case and USBJI websites as well as mobile apps. As part of the agreement, Case will provide video post-production services including audio equalization, closed captioning, editing, graphics and other enhancements.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Case," said Bruce Browner, MD, Chair, MSK-Ed Steering Committee, at USBJI. "Case leverages artificial intelligence in an innovative way to educate and enable physicians to prevent, diagnose, directly manage, and appropriately refer musculoskeletal disorders and injuries."

"We are honored to work with USBJI," said Avikk Ghose, co-founder and CEO at Case. "USBJI is a global initiative dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of people with musculoskeletal conditions -- bone and joint disorders -- through breakthrough research, prevention and education programs."

Developed by USBJI, the MSK-Ed: Musculoskeletal Education for Primary Care Providers Project will provide video education courses to better enable practicing primary care providers, and medical, nursing and physician assistant students pursuing a career in primary care, to prevent, diagnose, directly manage and appropriately refer musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Designed for practicing providers as well as students and post-graduate trainees, the courses will provide essential knowledge, skills and coordination across medicine, nursing and related disciplines. 

The MSK-Ed courses will be divided into modules prioritized by those conditions  seen most frequently in primary care settings, and include an overall approach to musculoskeletal patients; diagnosis and treatment of conditions in major anatomic regions; major diseases: low back pain and spine disorders, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fragility fractures; pain management; total joint surgery; postural and mechanical disorders; and primary care provider/specialist coordination. Each module will incorporate a series of 10-15 minute mini-lectures, with a total viewing time of one to one and half hours. Notably, all MSK-Ed video modules shall be open-access and freely available for everyone.

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About the United States Bone and Joint Initiative
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, a multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions — bone and joint disorders. Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention and education. Bones, and the joints that create function and movement, are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable Americans to lead an active and healthy life is what the Initiative aims to improve.

About Case Medical Research
Case is a Silicon Valley-based corporation which develops artificial intelligence-based mobile and web applications for medical researchers and physicians. The company's mission is to bring the latest scientific video research in a disease area, pathway or protein to medical professionals worldwide. More at https://casejournals.com.

Contact

Toby King
usbji@usbji.org

Avikk Ghose
press@casejournals.com