20 Prestigious Institutions Join The Radar Residency Network

Collaborative Technology to Provide Much Richer Learning Experience for all Residents in Training

New York, NY (July 20, 2016) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), a world leader in aesthetic surgery education and Anzu®, developers of the AnzuMedical™ Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration PlatformTM, are pleased to announce that 20 medical residency programs have joined the first-ever Nationwide Plastic Surgery Collaborative Residency Network, the “RADAR Residency Network” which launched earlier this month. The program’s technology enables surgical residents from many different sized programs to share and exchange valuable information, including case studies, medical journals, videos, notes and more. The collaborative capabilities of the program are designed to improve patient outcomes through information access and knowledge sharing.

The institutions involved thus far include:

Cleveland Clinic University of Cincinnati
Loma Linda University University of Illinois
Mayo Clinic University of Kansas
Medical University of South Carolina University of South Florida
New York University University of Southern California
Pennsylvania State University University of San Francisco
St. Louis University University of Texas Southwestern
University of California at Davis Vanderbilt University
University of Kentucky Washington University
University of Chicago Wayne State University

“ASAPS is thrilled to partner with Anzu® on this project, as it’s the first of its kind to embrace the spirit of collaboration to improve learning and patient outcomes for everyone involved. With so many prestigious institutions already on board, we know that this endeavor will change plastic surgery residencies for the better so that others will see the benefit to the training programs and other institutions will follow suit. 
It’s truly a win-win, and we are very excited to see the practice of aesthetic plastic surgery improve on a tangible scale,” explains Dr. Daniel C. Mills, President, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Barry Fernando, CEO of Anzu® and ASAPS member explains, “The goal of this project is to leverage technology to the fullest extent possible and build a network of residency programs that can share their unique arsenals of knowledge with each other for maximum benefit. Its mass-collaborative nature will provide a much richer learning experience for all residents in training.”

The RADAR Residency Network program was designed to eliminate the siloed environments of traditional medical residency programs. The technology provides a daily use product for residents that will change how they learn, and ideally lead to better clinical decision making and ultimately better patient outcomes.

Key Features: ASAPS Nationwide Residency Education & Collaboration Network:

  • An independent Content Management System (CMS) for each residency program. 
  • A networking system for all participating programs which will allow collaborative exchange of information between institutions.
  • An HTML-based webpage builder for residents to generate/share multi-media notes for study. 
  • A “virtual Journal Club” - a technological version of an established institutional product.  
  • Powerful search engine with specialty-specific tagging and filters capable of even searching within videos. 
  • Multi-platform cloud-based access.
  • Ability to bookmark specific points inside of videos (including YouTube or Vimeo).
  • Access to Compendiums which are expert-generated folders of information on techniques, problem management etc. ​

In addition, the residency programs will have full access to ASAPS’ comprehensive world class multi-media library of aesthetic surgery including the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, ASAPS’ clinical journal, ranked #1 among all aesthetic surgery journals.

Additional AnzuMedicalTM Features

  • Role-based Access
  • Community Publishing
  • Community Knowledge Sharing
  • Video Streaming
  • Discussion Boards 
  • Mobile Responsive Web
  • Desktop Responsive Web
  • Social Networking

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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.

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