Online education provider ThinkGP sold to Reed

The ThinkGP online education platform developed by Sydney GP John Crimmins has been sold to Reed Exhibitions, which will integrate it into its Reed Medical Education division, organiser of the General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) portfolio of events.

ThinkGP provides free professional development for GPs through interactive, case-based activities that can be used for CPD points. It is the online platform of Dr Crimmins' Genesis Ed company, which specialises in managing primary health professional activities.

Reed Medical Education will now be able to offer GPs and other healthcare professionals both face-to-face education at the GPCE events as well as online learning opportunities through ThinkGP.

Reed Exhibitions MD Brian Thomas said the acquisition was the right move for both parties.

“It will enable healthcare educators and suppliers to engage with the primary healthcare sector through a multichannel approach, which is what our customers have been asking us to provide,” Mr Thomas said in a statement.

“It will help to enhance their businesses and also deliver them a superior product offering to support GPs, nurses, practice staff and other primary healthcare professionals.”

Dr Crimmins will take up a consulting role with Reed Medical Education and his ThinkGP staff will move across to join the Reed Medical Education team.

"ThinkGP has been providing accredited evidence and best practice-based online education for 10 years in Australia,” Dr Crimmins said. “This exciting stage in ThinkGP’s development will allow the online platform to deliver significantly enhanced opportunities in the future by working with the country’s leading provider of face-to-face primary healthcare education, Reed Medical Education."

Posted in Australian eHealth

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