OPENPediatrics is an open forum to connect healthcare providers around the world. The idea is to leverage technology to promote worldwide sharing and exchange of knowledge to rescue children from crisis.

—Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital

Business challenge

The teaching hospital apprenticeship model, which once revolutionized medical education, is now failing to adapt to an increasingly interconnected world. As a result, expert knowledge is bottlenecked within the walls of institutions, creating disparities in access to medical education.


The collaboration resulted in OPENPediatrics, a cloud-based education application for desktops and notebooks that features advanced social networking. It is the first application for continuing medical education outside of an institution, a paradigm shift that could revolutionize post-graduate medical education.


The IBM solution helped augment medical knowledge for healthcare workers everywhere, share medical knowledge globally and equips caregivers with the knowledge and skills to care for critically ill children. 

Solution Category

  • IBM Hybrid Cloud
  • Middleware
  • Security Solutions
  • Social Business
  • Solution Components

    • Access Mgt
    • Access Mgt
    • Cognos Analytics
    • Connections-On Prem
    • GBS BCS - iX&M - Strategy, Creative & Design
    • Sec Access Mgr - Virtual Edition Adv Access Ctrl Module
    • WebSphere Application Server