CME in the News and on the Blogs February 25th, 2010

February 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm Leave a comment

There is not really much CME news out there right now. I did find two things you might find interesting.

Physician Takes Training in Quality and Safety

We need a lot of physicians with skills in quality and safety. These skills  not taught very well, if at all, in the crowded curriculum of medical education  and graduate medical education. It seems to me this has to change. But the situation does provide an opportunity for CME to meet an important learning need for healthcare professionals.

From the Hospitalist: The eWire, 2.24.2010

Northwestern University’s graduate program in healthcare quality and patient safety can be a valuable tool for hospitalists looking to meld clinical expertise with practice management skills.

So says Kevin O’Leary, MD, MS, thought to be the only hospitalist to earn the master’s degree in the program’s four-year history. “It’s definitely important for somebody who wants to take any role in leading quality improvement (QI) either for their hospital medicine group or for the hospital,” says Dr. O’Leary, associate chief of hospital medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “A traditional residency program does not prepare, really, any physician in any specialty to take a lead in quality improvement.”

Read More:

Promising Practices: Healthcare quality and Equality – RWJF Resources

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation maintains an extensive inventory of promising practices that have been implemented or developed in their programs across the country. The resource includes summaries of interventions and “how-to” guides for improving care, summaries of major issues in health care quality and equality, and video and audio files that demonstrate these ideas.

You might want to check this out.

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Entry filed under: CME, Continuing Medical Education, Physician Education, PI CME.

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