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Exploring the latest developments in continuing professional education and LMS technologies.

Finish Your JA-PARS Reports in Just Five Minutes

If your learners request credits for CME, CPE, CE, and/or CNE, there’s a good chance you’re a jointly accredited continuing education provider. Interprofessional continuing education (ICPE) is valuable because it promotes collaboration among health professionals in an effort to achieve better health outcomes. But when it comes to administration, joint accreditation is pretty much the…

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The Secret to Staying on Top of Changes in CME

In the continuing medical education (CME) world, things are always changing. From ACCME standards to macro-level trends in professional education, the industry is in a constant state of evolution. So, what’s the secret to staying on top of these rapid-fire changes? Adaptation. More specifically, the ability to adapt quickly. Organizations that can adapt quickly are…

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What You Don’t Know About Your CME Software

Imagine if nobody had ever told you about smartphones. There you’d be, drifting about with a flip phone. Since you’d be unaware that everyone around you could access GPS, social media, and email at any time using a device they kept in their pockets, you’d continue using a desktop device – or maybe the Rand…

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These Tools Simplify CE Joint Accreditation

Nearly all medical professionals participate in some kind of continuing education (CE). Doctors need CME; nurses need CNE; pharmacists need CPE, and so on. For jointly accredited organizations that provide multiple types of CE – continuing medical education and continuing pharmacy education, for example– it can be tedious to collect data and send reports to…

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The AMA is Streamlining CME Administration. You Can, Too.

Could your CME reporting stand to be simplified? The American Medical Association (AMA) sure thinks so. Last year, as part of its collaboration with the ACCME, the AMA decided to reduce the number of CME learning formats from 7 to just 3. The AMA also simplified the requirements for all three types in an effort…

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MOC Can Help You Boost CME Participation. Here’s How.

If your learners have been asking about Maintenance of Certification (MOC), you’re not alone. According to Graham McMahon, ACCME President and CEO, many CME providers have started offering MOC-eligible activities for one simple reason: clinicians are demanding them. The problem, at least until recently, is that MOC is notoriously cumbersome for learners to obtain. And,…

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This Tool Makes ANCC NARS Reporting Easy

Meeting accreditation requirements is important, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a hassle. For providers of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), assembling annual reports for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) can be a time consuming, stressful endeavor – especially when that April 1st due date is rapidly approaching. But you know what? Creating and submitting…

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Automate These 5 CME Administrative Tasks

How valuable are your working hours? If you’re like most CME administrators, it depends on how you spend them. For instance, an hour spent creating new CME activities is far more valuable than an hour spent wrangling data scattered among several spreadsheets. And the less time you spend on tedious administration, the more time you’ll…

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CME Outcomes Assessment is Easier Than You Think

Outcomes are a perennial topic of discussion among CME providers. As the ACCME continues to emphasize outcomes reporting, you may feel increasing pressure to measure outcomes consistently and accurately. That probably sounds challenging, and it can be. But when you’ve got the right CME technologies in place, it’s actually pretty simple. How to automate CME…

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