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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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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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These Are The Top 3 Challenges for LMS Users

If you’re a professional completing participating in continuing education (CE), there’s only one kind of challenge you should be willing to accept: a challenging assessment following the CE activity. When it comes to using an education provider’s learning management system, or LMS, the number of challenges should be zero. Zero challenging interfaces. Zero challenging instructions.…

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PARS Data Drudgery? Here’s How to Make It Simple

For ACCME accredited providers, preparing and submitting PARS reports is an annual routine. Unfortunately, it can also be an annual headache. Why is PARS so burdensome? It’s not because you don’t have the data required for the reports. And it’s not because the ACCME requires major changes each year. No, it’s because the process of…

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These CME Education Resources Help Your Organization Grow

What do all CME providers want? Streamlined administration, a better online experience for learners, increased revenue… Depending on who you ask, you’re bound to hear a different answer. But at the most fundamental level, all CME providers want to: Help learners excel as professionals and optimize patient outcomes Broaden the impact of their activities by…

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The CME Event Obstacles Every Learner Dreads

How easy should it be for learners to manage CME event attendance? From registration to credit requests, most providers would agree that a straightforward learner experience is a better learner experience. Yet at many organizations, CME live event management is convoluted, not straightforward. For example, some providers use third party applications for online registration. Learners…

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After Your Next CME Meeting, Assess Performance Change

What’s CME all about, anyway? If it was about awarding credit so that clinicians could check a box and move on, designing activities and organizing meetings would be simple. You’d just publish any topically-relevant content or book any speaker. Then you’d call it a day. But that’s not what CME is about. If you agree…

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5 Problems With Online CME Courses (And How to Fix Them)

There’s no question about it. Continuing medical education (CME) learners increasingly prefer an online experience. Even for live meetings, learners expect to use some kind of online software for registration, payments, and post-event evaluations. They expect things to be streamlined. They want it to be as easy as possible to access CME content and earn…

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Awarding Continuing Medical Education Credits Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

If you’re a CME provider, processing continuing medical education credits probably isn’t one of your favorite tasks. Is it necessary? Yes. Is it quick and easy? No. And for learners, waiting on credits to process can be a tedious waiting game. In other words, processing CME credits isn’t much fun for anyone. It takes time.…

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