Elsevier Acquires Osmosis

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, has acquired Osmosis.org, a Salt Lake City-based digital health education platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of medical students, healthcare professionals, and their patients around the world.

With this acquisition, Osmosis will join Elsevier’s Global Medical Education portfolio, complementing its advanced digital solutions, which enable students and healthcare professionals to learn and apply complex healthcare information more effectively.

Founded in 2015 by Shiv Gaglani, Osmosis.org is a leading health education platform with an audience of millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients and family members. As pioneers in health education technology, Osmosis takes learning beyond textbooks and lectures by offering online educational video content that's simple, engaging, and informative. The platform's vision is to create a more caring world by developing the most caring people.

Osmosis utilizes evidence-based learning science to create distinct microcontent that turns complex medical concepts into easy-to-follow learning modules. With a broad reach in 195 countries, Osmosis has more than two million subscribers on its YouTube channel, 150+ partnerships with institutions ranging from medical schools to digital health companies, and over a quarter-of-a-billion views of its content.

Elizabeth Munn, Managing Director & General Manager, Global Medical Education, Elsevier, said,

"We’re thrilled to welcome the Osmosis team to Elsevier and to continue to deliver on our promise of supporting students throughout their learning journey, ultimately improving outcomes across healthcare. Osmosis has created an extraordinary team, winning culture, and top-notch portfolio of health education solutions. We’re looking forward to advancing our mission together."

The Netherlands-based Elsevier intends to enhance other segments across healthcare with the effective microcontent capabilities provided by Osmosis, including supporting the learning needs of medical students and healthcare professionals, nursing students, and eventually patients.

Shiv Gaglani, Co-founder & CEO of Osmosis.org, said,

"The first health education materials I used in medical school were the iconic Elsevier resources, Gray’s Anatomy and Netter’s. The Osmosis team and I are honored to be joining Elsevier given its incredible global impact on healthcare education and training, our strong cultural alignment and commitments, and its unparalleled legacy dating back over 140 years. We are excited about this next chapter working with the Elsevier team to empower tens of millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients around the world."

Osmosis.org has a library of over 2,100 videos covering pathology, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical practice, complete with questions, flashcards, and notes.

Elsevier, started in 1880, is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, and deliver better care.

Jan Herzhoff, President, Health, Elsevier, added,

"Our mission is to improve every patient outcome today and in the future by helping clinicians make better decisions and improving learning outcomes for future health professionals. We believe in the power of visualization and look forward to bringing together the breadth and depth of Elsevier with the innovative and highly engaging learning solutions offered by Osmosis to support the next generation of healthcare leaders."

As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. The company does this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

Elsevier has supported the work of research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from the roots in publishing, it provides knowledge and valuable analytics that help the users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress.

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Author: Shalini Pathak
Shalini Pathak Shalini Pathak is a Staff Writer at EdTechReview (ETR) - India's leading edtech media & community. She has over four years of experience in media, covering different beats. Like all writers she's an enthusiastic reader first with a passion to create out of the box content, and an ability to write about any topic. As a part of the ETR team, she will cover the latest in the edtech industry with a focus on edtech startup stories and their funding.

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