Medgadget editors are really passionate about improving health care and have gone on to start companies such as Omada and OssoVR. Add another “O” startup to that list: Osmosis, co-founded by our own editor Shiv Gaglani when he was a medical student at Johns Hopkins. The company aims to provide the simplest, most efficient, and most enjoyable platform for current & future clinicians to learn medicine and stay updated.
In 2015 the team that used to run Khan Academy Health & Medicine joined Osmosis and they’ve since created more than 500 visually appealing, concise, and clear whiteboard animations on everything from atrial fibrillation to Zika virus. These videos have become an Internet staple for healthcare professionals, students, and patients alike and receive more than five million views each month between Osmosis.org, YouTube, Merck Manual, Medscape, Student Doctor Network, and Wikipedia (Osmosis is the largest provider of health education videos to Wikipedia). Osmosis has received thousands of comments and reviews from practicing clinicians, students, and patients alike; for example:
This week Osmosis reached a significant milestone: more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers and 200,000 registered Osmosis.org users – most of whom are current or future doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and other clinicians. They have also collaborated with more than 30 organizations to create and co-brand content, including academic health centers (Kaiser Permanente, University of Arizona), industry partners (Rox Medical, Strategic Risk Solutions), medical, dental, and even k-12 schools (Rush Medical College, University of the Pacific, The Primary School), medical organizations (American Board of Medical Specialties, Council of Medical Specialty Societies), health publishers (Merck Manual, Student Doctor Network), and patient advocacy groups (Alpha 1 Foundation, Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Network, Children’s Health Fund). These videos have since been used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, students, and patients to learn about complex medical conditions as well as procedures & interventions. For example the following video on asthma was released in January and has been viewed 50,000 times so far.
If you are interested in Osmosis’s video creation efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.