CME in the News and on the Blogs, March 30th, 2010.

March 30, 2010 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

CMSS Response to IOM – Perhaps No Need for Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Policy and Medicine, March 30, 2010

“In response to the Institute of Medicine’s recently published report titled “Redesigning Continuing Education in the Health Professions”, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) asserted that a Continuing Education Institute accountable to the federal government is unnecessary.

In asserting their position CMSS, which represents 32 major medical specialty societies with an aggregate membership of more than 580,000 physicians in the US, noted the organization could not support the new proposed institute for various concerns.

CMSS acknowledged that the IOM’s report, which used “five broad messages,” made no mention of two recent innovative developments in continuing medical education (CME), Point of Care CME (POC‐CME) and Performance Improvement CME (PI‐CME). Instituted in 2005 these two new forms of CME are beginning to revolutionize the life‐long learning of physicians…………”

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A Guide to Achieving High Performance in Multi-Hospital Health Systems
Commonwealth Fund, March 29, 2010 Julie Yonek, Stephen Hines, and Maulike Joshi

“Through the use of publicly available quality data, interviews with leaders of 45 multi-hospital health systems, and analysis, this report identifies three major themes, four major best practice categories, and 17 specific best practices that are associated with high performance…………….”

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

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