Alicanto was developed by the Division of Clinical Informatics at BIDMC to support healthcare communities of professionals develop more effective collaboration networks. The lead director is Dr. Yuri Quintana, co-Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at BIDMC.
Alicanto™ is a social learning platform used by thousands of users at leading hospitals and universities. Alicanto can host a wide range of learning content such as videos, images, animations, interactive simulations, documents, podcasts, and more. All content can be commented on for discussion and can be classified by topic and competencies. Videos can have transcripts in multiple languages. The Alicanto supports online courses through quizzes, evaluation surveys, and certificates of completion, including CME certificates and e-commerce for paid courses. The Alicanto collaboration system enables feature-rich group collaborations with document sharing, asynchronous discussion forums, web conferencing, and sharing of learning resources within a group. The system combines the features of learning management systems, collaboration tools, and video conferencing into a unified platform for seamless access to these services.