Orbit announces SA-CME for radiology

Latest breakthrough makes revolutionary plugin must-have for ABR-certified radiologists everywhere

March 2, 2018 — Palo Alto, CA — Engineers and radiologists at Orbit announced today that the Orbit plugin for radiology now satisfies SA-CME requirements for radiologists certified by the American Board of Radiology.

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This latest announcement from the Palo Alto based startup is a landmark victory for radiologists everywhere, with Orbit’s plugin delivering affordable and accessible SA-CME credits based on internet searches that radiologists already perform in reading room everyday. Traditional SA-CME adds up to $400 per year, days away from family, and thousands of dollars in unrealized wages due to conference travel, long conference sessions, or online clicking.

With this latest advance, radiologists that subscribe to Orbit will earn their SA-CME based on their browsing activity during shift. Orbit’s revolutionary browser plugin automates the paperwork required for radiologists to earn SA-CME and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for reflecting on how this browsing activity impacted their diagnosis or treatment.

The comprehensive radiology CME product from Orbit starts at just $29.99/month for 25 credits per year or $24.99/month for 50 credits per two years. For radiologists in a rush, credits can be accumulated at unlimited pace.

Traditional SA-CME has been expensive and burdensome

Traditional SA-CME has impacted radiologists for years, both in terms of financial cost and time away from practice and family. The average cost of traditional SA-CME is $50 per credit, and radiologists need 8-9 credits per year to stay in practice. This adds up to $450 per year in registration alone, plus travel and lodging expenses. With roughly 3–5 days of service lost per year to these activities, the estimated financial burden exceeds $10,000 per year. With radiologists already burned out, the extra time away from family and friends adds to the sense of depersonalization and social isolation that radiologists struggle with on a daily basis.

Company with a larger purpose

For this passionate Silicon Valley education technology company, the desire to automate SA-CME stems from a greater purpose — to invest in the wellness of medical professionals everywhere. Orbit’s founder, Ram Srinivasan MD PhD, is a practicing radiologist himself, and knows the struggle first-hand. “It’s not easy being locked away with non-stop studies and phone calls for 10 hours a day,” says Srinivasan, “lunch breaks are nearly extinct.” Radiologist burnout is at an all-time high, exceeding 60% in some surveys. Meanwhile, the credentialing burden continues to grow.

Fueled by a rockstar team

Behind this latest advance in SA-CME for radiologists is a dream-team of developers, designers, and physician-engineers. Orbit’s team includes industry veterans that have worked for the biggest names in design, technology, business, and education — Adobe, Apple, McKinsey, Caltech, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and Berkeley. Over the past year, early adopters from some of the nation’s largest private practice groups iterated rapidly with the Orbit team to add new features like specialty certificates (MQSA/Breast, Cardiac CT, fluoroscopy), one-click audit reports (for ABR audits and hospital credentialing), and more.

What’s next for Orbit

With this latest breakthrough in SA-CME eligibility, Orbit’s plugin is now the must-have reading room partner for radiologists everywhere in the US. The team’s next challenge is to make radiologists everywhere aware of their options when it comes to CME. “Restoring provider wellness is at the core of everything we do with the Orbit plugin,”says Dr. Srinivasan, “we’re excited to get the word out.”

The Orbit plugin now completes the American Board of Radiology SA-CME and CME requirement from the reading room. Click here to learn more.

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