Answers to these questions and more can be found by listening to Psound Bytes CME, a podcast series for health care providers covering psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis from the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF).
Sitting in traffic? Going out for a morning run? Cleaning up in the kitchen after dinner? Psound Bytes CME offers an innovative way for health care providers to stay up to date on the latest news and research related to psoriatic disease and acquire Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit without interrupting their daily routines. According to research data, 62 million people listen to podcasts weekly, with the majority of podcast listening occurring at home or in the car.  Data from 2018 show that health and living podcasts were one of the top 10 genres, with 57.2 million households tuning in. 
Abby Van Voorhees, M.D., chair of dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and chair of NPF’s medical board, was recently interviewed regarding COVID-19, so we asked her about the benefits that listening to podcasts can provide health care professionals. “I see two main benefits,” she says. “The first is the timely transmission of information. Given the pandemic crisis in this country, time is of the essence. So it was a wonderful medium to share the findings with many people so quickly after it was obtained.
“The second advantage of a podcast is that it is easy to enjoy it while doing other tasks,” she adds. “So, for example, listening while driving or doing the dishes allows us to learn when it is most convenient for each of us individually. That can be so helpful in our 24/7 world.”