Surgical webcast: Not just for docs anymore

Nearly 8 million people are tuning into a surgical webcast site out of Hartford, Conn., according to this article. While doctors are using the site to get CME, more and more patients also are tuning in:

    "Doctors have less and less time to get trained, less and less time to get their continuing medical education credits so the original idea was that we would create an online community where they could come and get trained," said Peter Gailey, who co-founded the webcast company.

    "The great surprise has been the value to consumers," he said. "The growth on our web site has been very strong on the consumer side as more people go online to get information about their health care."

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