OpenAthens collaborates with QxMD

OpenAthens, a single sign-on solution for libraries, has announced a collaboration with QxMD and its app for medical institutions, Read.

OpenAthens collaborates with QxMD
Robert Scaysbrook: “QxMD’s app, Read, syncs perfectly with OpenAthens single sign-on technology."

Together, the tech companies will support medical institutions and further education establishments knowledge offering to employees, students and librarians through up-to-date journals and cutting-edge research, says OpenAthens.

QxMD and OpenAthens’ affiliation means that research can be more effectively distributed to front line clinicians to improve healthcare quality metrics.

QxMD’s app, Read, caters for 3,000 institutions worldwide and over half of them are already authenticated by OpenAthens. According to QxMD, content on its Read app is selected from the world’s leading medical research and the integration with OpenAthens single sign-on technology now allows end users to seamlessly transition between articles.

This streamlined collaboration comes at a time when it is needed most, with the healthcare industry at the forefront of fighting Covid-19. The need for fast access to a wide range of healthcare and medical journals has never been more important, say the companies.

Jimmy Connoley, head of growth and engagement at QxMD, said: “Our collaboration with OpenAthens benefits all of our clients because it will allow better discovery of the most recent medical journals via the app.

“Databases and newsfeeds on Read will be enhanced and end-users will be able to select relevant research at the touch of a button. QxMD has grown significantly over the past few years due to our innovative technology, and our relationship with OpenAthens further enhances our growth into new markets as we strengthen our relationships with institutions across the globe.”

Robert Scaysbrook, head of global sales and partnerships at OpenAthens, commented: “QxMD’s app, Read, syncs perfectly with OpenAthens single sign-on technology. The work we are doing together is bringing the most recent healthcare and medical information to those who need it, without authentication getting in the way. Our focus on keeping it simple and seamless for the end-user is essential and we’re delighted to continue to develop our relationship with QxMD.”

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