Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Collaboration Between Gullapalli and Associates and DIME to Enhance Value and Outcomes of Medical Education

DIME, an accredited provider of continuing medical education, together with Gullapalli and Associates (G&A), a consulting firm specializing in the development of collaborative educational strategy, announced a joint collaboration to identify, develop and produce comprehensive medical education strategies aimed at healthcare providers.

The collaboration combines DIME’s unique e-media platforms and experience in a variety of therapeutic areas with G&A’s expertise in identifying and developing collaborative educational strategies with key stakeholders—medical societies, associations, patient advocacy groups, academic centers of excellence and research centers—to provide more effective educational programs.

Donald Young, EVP and Managing Director of DIME, states, “Our philosophy as an organization is to develop deep and meaningful relationships with organizations that compliment our focus in several key therapeutic areas which is why we are excited to collaborate with G&A.”

“We believe that a critical success factor in the development and implementation of medical education is a collaborative framework where each partner brings their core competency to the table. This alliance furthers that strategic approach in new and exciting ways, states Dr. Venkat Gullapalli, CEO of Gullapalli and Associates.” He adds, “This combination of expertise ensures that healthcare providers receive and participate in practice-impacting educational activities that truly deliver measurable results at the patient level.”

About Gullapalli and Associates
Gullapalli and Associates, LLC (G&A) is the leading consulting firm that consists of a team of educational strategists who specialize in the identification, development and facilitation of collaborative educational initiatives. G&A works directly with healthcare organizations, societies, associations and centers of excellence to develop initiatives that address key gaps and barriers amongst specified healthcare providers. G&A’s process ensures that the resulting education is driven directly by these organizations, enabling them to better provide their skill, knowledge, and credibility to augment the overall outcomes of the initiatives for both healthcare providers and patients.
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