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Ariadne Labs and Amplifire Develop Online Training on Serious Illness Care Program COVID-19 Resources

Ariadne Labs and Amplifire Develop Online Training on Serious Illness Care Program COVID-19 Resources

September 3, 2020 – Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Amplifire, an innovative knowledge engineering and training platform, today announced the launch of an online educational module developed to introduce clinicians to Ariadne Labs’ Serious Illness Care Program’s COVID-19 Conversation Guide. This collaboration brings Ariadne Labs’ tools and content expertise into a unique online format, allowing for further spread of the toolkit to clinicians nationwide.

“People can become very sick very quickly with COVID-19. As COVID-19 spread, clinicians needed to engage in difficult conversations to help patients and families understand the illness and make complex care decisions in a way that was both kind and effective,” said Erik Fromme, MD, Faculty on the Serious Illness Care Program. “Building on nearly a decade of experience and research in serious illness communication, our team set out to address this need, developing the COVID-19 Conversation Guide and a suite of tools to support learning and implementation.”

Amplifire is a virtual learning platform that detects and corrects confidently held misinformation and knowledge gaps across a variety of industries, including health care. 

“It is a privilege working with Ariadne to address the critical topic of serious illness care. Their wisdom on compassionate patient-centered care combined with Amplifire’s adaptive learning platform is a powerful combination in the midst of COVID-19. We look forward to growing our collaboration to disseminate their knowledge of serious illness care to providers across the country and around the world,” said Bob Burgin, CEO of Amplifire.

Amplifire’s health care education tools aim to help clinicians improve performance by identifying and addressing uncertainty, knowledge gaps, and misinformation, leading to reductions in clinician error and improved patient outcomes. The Amplifire Healthcare Alliance brings together a broad range of health care systems working to drive better decision making in health care. 

“At Ariadne Labs, we’re committed to innovating for simple, scalable solutions that drive better care for every patient, everywhere, every time,” said Evan Benjamin, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Ariadne Labs. “Through this collaboration, we have the opportunity to expand the reach of our tools to support more clinicians in having important conversations with their patients during this pandemic.”

Ariadne Labs and Amplifire also plan to develop online learning content for additional Ariadne tools from the Serious Illness Care Program, along with material from the Safe Surgery Safe Systems Program

Additional information about the course and how to access the tool can be found on the Amplifire website

About Amplifire

With over two billion learner interactions, Amplifire ( is the leading knowledge engineering platform built from discoveries in cognitive science. Patented learning algorithms in Amplifire correct the misinformation, uncertainty, and knowledge gaps that exist in the minds of every individual.

About Amplifire Healthcare Alliance

The Amplifire Healthcare Alliance is an expanding consortium of leading healthcare organizations that are collaborating to transform care through clinical knowledge engineering. Members are united in identifying and remediating Confidently Held Misinformation and knowledge gaps among providers that cause avoidable harm and unreimbursed care, in order to elevate both clinical and financial performance. Our Healthcare Alliance partners across the US build and share courses in topics that reflect their expertise to help clinicians improve judgement and decision-making.

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