December 2002 AAOS Report

AAOS earns 2nd place award, of 48 entries in eHealth competition

In 2002, a national call for nominations was conducted by eHealthcare Institute for the best online CME course. The Academy's online educational program in the competition, "Ankle Injuries in Athletes," developed by Richard Ferkel, MD, and several AAOS staff members, including Robin Facer, Reid Stanton and Derick Jenkins, earned a second place award out of 48 entries. The award, which promotes high quality eHealth application development, was based on a review of each entry on matters of content quality and bias, usability and convenience, and use of multimedia material. The award is given out annually in conjunction with the eHealth Developers' Summit, which is convened by the eHealthcare Institute. The institute cited the Academy's program for its organization in three modules and expert opinions, case histories and literature review. This organizational concept was developed by a project team led by William Grana, MD, in 1999, when he was a member of the Academy's educational programming committee. Dr. Grana subsequently became Orthopaedic Knowledge Online executive editor.

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