November 19, 2020

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported over 11 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and almost 250,000 deaths since January 21, 2020. As we all know, over the past month rates of new COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase globally.

Researchers have been working to find a solution to end this pandemic, in the hopes of getting our lives back to normal — or whatever the new normal will be. Earlier this month, Pfizer announced results from a phase 3 study, stating that its coronavirus vaccine was 95% effective and had no…


Wow, we are nearing the end of another decade! At QxMD we always look forward to reviewing what papers and topics were most important to the medical community at the end of the year. With close to 3 million users within the QxMD community engaging with medical papers we have some interesting insights into what papers were most important to over 65 core specialties across the globe.

Take a peak at what your peers found relevant this year by browsing either our Top papers of 2019 collection or our Top papers by Specialty collections below on Read by QxMD.

Give…


In May 2019, The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland joined us on the Read, Institutional Edition platform. After resounding success in its rapid adoption we asked Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for the Library to write up their experience from trial to launch into ongoing engagement in order to provide a reference point for other libraries considering Read by QxMD.

The Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland, run by Queen’s University Belfast, provides library services to NHS staff. …


Bridging the gap between research and practice.

Calculate by QxMD converts recent research publications into practical handheld tools. With over 450 unique calculators and decision support tools, it provides comprehensive and insightful results that support clinical practice.

We recently spoke to Sean Barbour, Medical Lead and Chair of the BC Provincial Renal Agency Glomerulonephritis Committee and GN Registry about his experience in working with us to facilitate the process of getting new knowledge into the hands of front-line clinicians. Without further ado, here’s the conversation we had:

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Hi Sean, thank you for joining us. Before we begin, can…


At QxMD, we’ve been working hard to build digital medical education tools that help busy clinicians stay at the forefront of research in their area. Today we proudly announce QxMD Accounts, one QxMD account for all of our apps:

  1. Read by QxMD, a personalized medical and scientific journal that helps busy clinicians discover and access professionally relevant medical research.
  2. Calculate by QxMD, a clinical decision support platform that hosts over 400 unique tools encompassing all specialties.
  3. Learn by QxMD, a mobile-first eCME platform that enables healthcare providers to earn CME/CPD credits in less than 15 minutes per day.

We’ve had…


Most Read Medical Publications in 2018

What papers engaged the medical & scientific community in 2018? At QxMD, we’re uniquely set to answer that question.

Engagement with the Read by QxMD platform continues to grow, helping clinicians, scientists, students and medical trainees discover tens of millions of citations. The recommendation engine built by our team is highly influenced by the reading behaviour of our community, now over 2 million strong. While we depend on dozens of signals to recommend articles to read, it should come as no surprise that one of the most powerful and accurate signals is based on reading behaviour of one’s peers. …


Read by QxMD Community Spotlight: Clay Smith

This is the fifth instalment in our new Community Spotlight series. If you missed the first four, you can find it here, here, here, and here.

We recently reached out to some of our users to understand how they’re using our Read app. We learnt so much about their struggles in keeping up with the medical literature and how they’ve integrated Read into their workflow to simplify their workload. There were many great stories that came in so we thought we’d share a few of our favourites. …


Read by QxMD Community Spotlight: Gabriel Makar

This is the fourth instalment in our new Community Spotlight series. If you missed the first three, you can find it here, here, and here.

We recently reached out to some of our users to understand how they’re using our Read app. We learnt so much about their struggles in keeping up with the medical literature and how they’ve integrated Read into their workflow to simplify their workload. There were many great stories that came in so we thought we’d share a few of our favourites. …


Read by QxMD Community Spotlight: Sanjiv Gray

This is the third instalment in our new Community Spotlight series. If you missed the first two, you can find it here and here.

We recently reached out to some of our users to understand how they’re using our Read app. We learnt so much about their struggles in keeping up with the medical literature and how they’ve integrated Read into their workflow to simplify their workload. There were many great stories that came in so we thought we’d share a few of our favourites. Hopefully, you can pick something up from these Q&A sessions to further optimize your practice!


This is the second instalment in our new Community Spotlight series. If you missed the first one, you can find it here.

We recently reached out to some of our users to understand how they’re using our Read app. We learnt so much about their struggles in keeping up with the medical literature and how they’ve integrated Read into their workflow to simplify their workload. There were many great stories that came in so we thought we’d share a few of our favourites. Hopefully, you can pick something up from these Q&A sessions to further optimize your practice!

This interview…

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