IPSWICH, Mass. — November 5, 2015 — EBSCO Health today announced that William Aird, M.D. has been appointed deputy editor of Hematology, Endocrinology and Nephrology for DynaMed Plus™. Dr. Aird sits on several journal editorial boards and brings more than 30 years of practice experience and research to the position.
Dr. Aird is Chief of the Division of Molecular and Vascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and formerly served as Director of the Center for Vascular Biology Research from 2008-2015. He also serves as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aird specializes in hematology and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
“Dr. Aird’s depth of knowledge across hematology, nephrology and endocrinology makes him a vital asset to the DynaMed Plus team,” said Betsy Jones, Chief Content Officer, EBSCO Health. “His years of clinical and research experience make him uniquely suited for evaluating the best evidence and guidelines, enabling him to combine the scientific basis behind our practice with what medical professionals need to know in current clinical practice.”
As deputy editor, Dr. Aird oversees the integration of hematology, endocrinology and nephrology content for DynaMed Plus. He supervises the medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals treating hematology, endocrinology and nephrology patients have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using the DynaMed Plus proprietary evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.
“DynaMed Plus is well-regarded in the medical community with its unprecedented level of commitment to providing current, evidence-based support to clinicians and healthcare establishments worldwide,” said Dr. William Aird, deputy editor, DynaMed Plus. “I look forward to working with the team of editors and writers to help develop the library of hematology, nephrology and endocrinology content available to DynaMed Plus users, ensuring their ability to make the best decisions for their patients.
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).
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