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OPENPediatrics resources accessed more than 1 million times

OPENPediatrics has reached a significant usage milestone: Since the project's inception, OPENPediatrics resources have now been viewed or downloaded more than 1 million times, including more than 760,000 views of OPENPediatrics videos. The OPENPediatrics website has been visited from every country and territory on the globe (excluding Antarctica), and we have registered users from 145 countries and over 2,380 hospitals and universities worldwide.  

The OPENPediatrics library has now grown to include more than 333 videos22 medical calculators, and a collection of reference documents. In addition, the site shares more than 120 openly licensed and downloadable animations and illustrations, available for non-commercial use. The OPENPedatrics library also features two interactive simulators, our ventilator simulator, and our peritoneal dialysis simulator. These tools provide immersive online learning experiences for our global audience. The ventilator simulator was recognized with a 2012 MITX Interactive Award, and our forthcoming hemodialysis simulator was named a 2016 winner of the American Society of Nephrology Innovations in Kidney Education Contest.

The OPENPediatrics site also features the unique Geggel's Congenital Heart Disease Library, collected and edited by Dr. Robert Geggel from the Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, which includes still-frames (diagrams, electrocardiograms, chest radiographs, pathology images), phonocardiograms, and video images (echocardiography, angiocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac surgery) of 27 different congenital cardiac lesions.  

The OPENPediatrics library is the product of a global philanthropic collaboration, with contributions from more than 80 subject matter experts from the Boston Children's Hospital community and over 100 world experts from other leading institutions. OPENPediatrics was named a 2015 Microsoft Education Tech Award Laureate by the Tech Museum of Innovation and received a 2016 Outstanding Web Site WebAward.