IPSWICH, Mass. — August 19, 2014 — Healthcare professionals who access evidence-based oncology information through DynaMed™ will now be using content overseen by the new DynaMed Deputy Editor of Oncology and Hematology, Kevin Loughlin, MD, MBA, MA (Hon.). Dr. Loughlin brings extensive credentials and significant experience in the field to the tool from EBSCO Health.
Dr. Loughlin is senior surgeon and a staff urologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University Health Services, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He graduated from Princeton University, and received his MD from New York Medical College and an MBA from Boston University.
Board certified from the American Board of Urology, Dr. Loughlin is on multiple journal editorial boards. He has been named one of the Boston Magazine Best Doctors and to the Castle-Connolly Ltd. America’s Top Doctors for Cancer several times and in 2013 was selected to The Leading Physicians in the World by the International Association of Health Care Professionals.
DynaMed Founder and Vice President for Evidence-Based Medicine Research and Development, Quality and Standards, Dr. Brian Alper, says that Dr. Loughlin’s background will be of great value to DynaMed. “Dr. Loughlin’s depth of oncology knowledge along with his years of clinical and research experience make him uniquely suited for evaluating the latest oncology studies and combining the scientific basis behind our practice with what medical professionals need to know in current clinical practice.”
As the deputy editor, Dr. Loughlin oversees the oncology and hematology content for DynaMed, and is responsible for providing the most useful information to doctors and other healthcare professionals at the point of care. He supervises a team of scientific and clinical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to provide the most current, valid, relevant and convenient content and resources across oncology. He joins other DynaMed deputy editors including Sheila Bond, MD (Infectious Disease); and Peter Oettgen, MD (Cardiology).
Several studies have shown that DynaMed provides the most useful information to healthcare professionals at the point of care. DynaMed ranked highest among 10 online clinical resources in a study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology and twice was rated highest it its category by healthcare providers in a report on clinical decision support resources by KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. DynaMed was also shown to be the most current point-of-care reference tool in a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). For more information on DynaMed, visit: http://health.ebsco.com/products/dynamed/clinical-decision-support.
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