NEWS AND UPDATES
09/14/2018: Association of Health Care Journalists: A look at a new type of medical research app
Many thanks to Tara Haelle for this excellent article on Case: https://healthjournalism.org/blog/2018/09/a-look-at-a-new-type-of-medical-research-app
09/06/2018: Medgadget article: New Features and Functionalities Released for Case Mobile App and Web
A warm thank you to Mike Batista from Medgadget for this terrific update! An excerpt: "Case added alerts that notify users when the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves new therapies and devices. Alerts are triggered based on the user’s area of focus."
View the complete article here: https://www.medgadget.com/2018/09/new-features-and-functionalities-released-for-case-mobile-app-and-web.html
09/04/2018: Listen to audio abstracts
Now you can listen to audio transcriptions of abstracts!
We support audio in 19 languages: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Welsh. More languages coming soon.
To listen to audio, select an article and tap the "Headphones" icon in upper right corner. Tap the "Play" icon to listen to your abstract.
08/20/18: Track research in your precise area of focus
Starting today, you can follow the latest in a disease, drug, gene, pathway, protein and more.
We've integrated with the NIH's MeSH medical terminology database so you can follow research across 274,482 topics. For example, an oncologist can follow acute myeloid leukemia, tumor suppressor protein p53 and targeted therapy midostaurin. Any research matching your topics will be displayed in your feed in real-time.
07/24/18: USBJI and Case to Bring Open-Access Scientific Videos for Primary Care Providers
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Case are delighted to announce their agreement to develop and publish scientific videos as part of the USBJI MSK-Ed: Musculoskeletal Education for Primary Care Providers Project.
USBJI and Case will collaborate in the production of scientific video modules to disseminate evidence-based medical information via the Case and USBJI websites as well as mobile apps. As part of the agreement, Case will provide video post-production services including audio equalization, closed captioning, editing, graphics and other enhancements.
"We are pleased to collaborate with Case," said Bruce Browner, MD, Chair, MSK-Ed Steering Committee, at USBJI. "Case leverages artificial intelligence in an innovative way to educate and enable physicians to prevent, diagnose, directly manage, and appropriately refer musculoskeletal disorders and injuries."
"We are honored to work with USBJI," said Avikk Ghose, co-founder and CEO at Case. "USBJI is a global initiative dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of people with musculoskeletal conditions -- bone and joint disorders -- through breakthrough research, prevention and education programs."
Developed by USBJI, the MSK-Ed: Musculoskeletal Education for Primary Care Providers Project will provide video education courses to better enable practicing primary care providers, and medical, nursing and physician assistant students pursuing a career in primary care, to prevent, diagnose, directly manage and appropriately refer musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Designed for practicing providers as well as students and post-graduate trainees, the courses will provide essential knowledge, skills and coordination across medicine, nursing and related disciplines.
The MSK-Ed courses will be divided into modules prioritized by those conditions seen most frequently in primary care settings, and include an overall approach to musculoskeletal patients; diagnosis and treatment of conditions in major anatomic regions; major diseases: low back pain and spine disorders, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and fragility fractures; pain management; total joint surgery; postural and mechanical disorders; and primary care provider/specialist coordination. Each module will incorporate a series of 10-15 minute mini-lectures, with a total viewing time of one to one and half hours. Notably, all MSK-Ed video modules shall be open-access and freely available for everyone.
07/19/18: Read abstracts in your own language
Starting today, you can read abstracts in your own language. We use artificial intelligence from Google to automatically translate abstracts into over 100 languages including Chinese, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and more. Please note the translations aren't yet perfect, so you can easily switch back to the original language.
Today, approximately 80% of all journals indexed in Scopus are published in English. We believe it's essential to remove barriers for non-English speaking physicians and researchers that work tirelessly to improve the lives of patients.
We look forward to your feedback and comments.
06/29/18: Announcing our partnership with PhysiatryNow
Today, we are announcing our agreement with PhysiatryNow, an educational organization that shares research and develops medical education content focusing on rehabilitation medicine, and the knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.
We will collaborate in the production of scientific videos to disseminate evidence-based medical information via the Case platform, academic libraries and social media including Twitter, Youtube and more. All videos will be open-access and free for everyone.
Our first video is here:
"We are excited to collaborate with Case," said Dr. Jim Eubanks, founder and co-director with Dr. Mike Farrell at PhysiatryNow. "Case represents a unique and innovative way to reach, educate and engage with physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians across regions."
"We are delighted to work with PhysiatryNow," said Avikk Ghose, co-founder and CEO at Case. "PhysiatryNow is an emerging leader in neurological and musculoskeletal health and their collective expertise will significantly improve quality of life and optimized function for patients."
As part of the agreement, Case will provide video post-production services including audio equalization, closed captioning, editing, graphics and other enhancements. Together, we plan to deliver many scientific videos in 2018.
PhysiatryNow is an educational organization that shares research and develops medical education content focusing on rehabilitation medicine, and the knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The organization's goal is to increase awareness about the importance of rehabilitation medicine and neurological and musculoskeletal health as it relates to quality of life and optimized function. More at https://physiatrynow.org.
Dr. Jim Eubanks
06/04/18: Customize Home with new filters
Starting today, you can customize your Home feed with new filters. These filters let you include or exclude specific journals (for example, Cell or NEJM) or types of research (for example, Clinical Studies or Guidelines) to specify your exact research preferences.
To start, just tap "Customize" on your Home screen.
05/11/18: FDA alerts
Announcing FDA alerts! Case will immediately notify you when the US Food & Drug Administration approves new therapies and devices in your area of focus.
03/30/18: Advanced search 3.0
Now, you can create Saved Search alerts to be notified when new articles and videos matching your query are available. Use search operators AND, OR and NOT (in UPPERCASE) to rapidly find key papers, citations and more.
02/20/18: Medgadget article: Journal Articles on your Smartphone
Many thanks to Mike Batista and the Medgadget team for this interview with our co-founder Eric Kowalchyk: Journal Articles on Your Smartphone with the Case app.
01/30/18: Advanced search 2.0
Starting today, you can search and filter by Altmetric score, impact factor, number of citations and more.
12/21/17: Advanced search
Now you can search articles by author, relevancy or recency, so you can more easily find important research.
12/10/17: View preprints
From the Case time machine: now you can view preprints of articles that will be published in the future.
10/31/17: Watch scientific videos
Our latest version of Case now features scientific videos from top medical journals and physicians across disease areas. Download the new version and let us know your feedback.
10/05/17: Weekly email updates
Case now delivers a weekly email update with the latest papers in your area of focus. Save the email for future reference or share with your colleagues.
08/02/17: Follow a disease state
Our new update lets you follow the latest research in a disease, pathway or protein (for example, acute myeloid leukemia, PIM pathway and p53). Feedback?
05/15/17: Version 3.0
New in this update:
View a simplified interface with ability to "like" a research paper
Save a research paper to view offline, without an internet connection
02/14/17: Version 2.0
New in this update:
Get daily updates with the most-popular papers in your specialty
Share papers with colleagues using any app on your phone (Twitter, Whatsapp, etc)
View articles in landscape mode for easy reading (iPad/tablet only)
Miscellaneous enhancements and bug fixes. Enjoy Case.
09/28/16: 3 tools to help Medical Affairs professionals
Our friend Alexander Tolmachev wrote a thoughtful PM360 article on how Medical Affairs professionals can stay up-to-date with medical research. An excerpt:
08/21/16: Machine learning update
We just updated our machine learning algorithms which will improve your weekly digest. Starting today, you'll receive more recent and relevant articles. Open Case and see which articles we've selected for you.
We're glad you're enjoying Case.
06/24/16: Introducing Case, a smart mobile app for researchers
Last year, I met a urologic cancer surgeon who had treated my father at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. The surgeon was sharp, compassionate and had been my father's favorite healthcare provider. To protect her privacy, let's call her Dr. Grey.
Dr. Grey's schedule was overbooked with surgery, patient consultations and tumor boards. In between meetings, she checked her iPhone to respond to emails, texts and calls. If she had a few minutes, she also reviewed the latest research in urologic oncology. As a teaching physician, she cared deeply about leading-edge research and subscribed to over ten journals including Cancer and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
With so many journals, it was challenging to find and share essential articles. Dr. Grey explained:
"Now I receive emails from the Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA and others and have to visit many different sites for important research. I'd love to have this information condensed into one mobile app to save time."
To address this unmet need, we're developing Case, a smart mobile app for medical researchers. Case collects the latest research in your specialty and builds a personalized journal for you. You can also easily share articles with your colleagues, similar to a virtual journal club.
Dr. Grey continued:
"As an idea, it would be nice to see which articles my colleagues are reading and sharing with others. This way, I'm less likely to miss important research findings."
To build Case, we've developed integrations with the NIH's PubMed to search and classify papers across 81 specialties and over 7,000 topics. We're also leveraging machine learning and predictive technologies to evaluate the most-valuable articles based on author, number of views and number of shares. As a result, Case will discover relevant articles for you, so you never miss important research findings.
Lastly, Dr. Grey suggested:
"As a teaching physician, I'd like to share significant research articles with my residents, so they know what's important to learn."
We're developing the ability to share articles with your peers directly from Case, as opposed to email or texts. We'll also build authorizations so your peers can access paid research from their existing subscriptions. As a result, Case will enable meaningful discussions for you and your colleagues.
We're glad to announce that Dr. Grey has joined our beta program for early access to Case. While Case remains in development, you're welcome to join as well. If you'd like to preview Case, just send us a note.
Avikk, Eric, Ryan, Ricardo and the Case team