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BMJ to support healthcare professionals in Jaipur with learning & decision support tools

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BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has signed an agreement with the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) to provide leading clinical learning and decision support tools to healthcare professionals across Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

The pilot program will include both BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning.

BMJ Best Practice gives healthcare professionals fast and easy access to the latest information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions. It will be offered to doctors and healthcare professionals at selected primary health centres, community health centres, and district hospitals.

Updated daily, BMJ Best Practice draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

A recent independent review of clinical decision support tools published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research [1] ranked BMJ Best Practice equal first for breadth of disease coverage, editorial quality, and evidence-based methodology.

Accredited by the Delhi Medical Council and Goa Medical Council in India, BMJ Learning is an evidence based online learning resource that supports doctors and healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and progress their careers. It will be provided to newly recruited doctors.

Prashant Mishra, Managing Director, BMJ India, said: "Healthcare professionals need quick and easy access to the latest relevant information when making diagnosis and treatment decisions and this is what BMJ Best Practice provides. We are excited to bring this opportunity to doctors in Rajasthan, and hope that they find BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning informative and helpful in their daily practice."

Dr M L Jain, Director SIHFW, said: "The objective of a pilot is to evaluate impact and efficacy of using online learning and decision making tools to promote an evidence based treatment approach. We believe that through this pilot program, we can collectively promote an evidence based treatment approach by healthcare professionals which can make a positive impact and result in better health outcomes."

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Note to Editors:

For more information about BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning, visit:

http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice
http://learning.bmj.com/learning

[1] Providing Doctors With High-Quality Information: An Updated Evaluation of Web-Based Point-of-Care Information Summaries Journal of Medical Internet Research Vol 18, No 1 (2016): January http://www.jmir.org/2016/1

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