CME in the News and on the Blogs January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

2009 Annual Physicians’ CME Preferences Survey

Medical Meetings Jan 1, 2010

There is probably something for everyone in the results of this survey. Take a look from your perspective. With an 8.7 % response rate I would be careful in making major decisions based on the results. But it is a snapshot worth of our attention.

A continuing thanks to Medical Meetings for conducting this survey.

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Comment on my Own Blog

You may have read my Blog “Category ! CME Credit Criteria Should BE Changed”.

Changing the PRA Credit system to meet the criteria I suggest is not going to happen. Not in my lifetime. I know that but it is fun to keep pressing the issue.

So how about a change in the requirements to receive the Physicians Recognition Award? My suggestion? Require completion of one approved PI CME initiative to be eligible to receive the PRA Certificate. Now that is doable. Step up AMA and give this some consideration.

PI CME is workplace learning. It is learning about the impact of care of patients where the care is provided. It is generating the knowledge required to improve care when improvement is indicated. It is generating knowledge unique to that setting guided by evidence based science. Healthcare teams involved in workplace performance improvement are learning about what works in that setting.  I want my healthcare providers continuously looking at the care they provide. I want them making every feasible effort to assure they are providing me the recommended care 100 % of the time – not half the time suggested in some studies. Workplace PI is one  tool available for this to happen.

A comparative evaluation of the effect of internet-based CME delivery format on satisfaction, knowledge and confidence

7th Space Interactive

Vernon CurranLisa FleetFran Kirby
Source: BMC Medical Education 2010, 10:10

Results: Participants in the Scheduled Group Learning format reported significantly higher mean satisfaction ratings in some areas, performed significantly higher on a post-knowledge assessment and reported significantly higher post-confidence scores than participants in the eCME On Demand format that was not scheduled and did not include facilitated discussion activity.

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Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Improvement, PI CME.

CME in the News and on the Blogs January 30, 2010 PI CME: Barriers and Incentives

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