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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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3 Ways Positive CME Outcomes Benefit Hospitals

For physician learners, CME participation is a given. They’ve got to complete CME to satisfy a professional mandate. But physicians and their patients aren’t the only ones who benefit from CME. High quality CME activities – and, in particular, the high quality CME outcomes resulting from those activities – hold significant benefits for healthcare institutions.…

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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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For CE Software, Take Privacy and Data Security Seriously

When it comes to choosing continuing education (CE) software, learner privacy and data security matter. For one thing, you want your learners to be confident you’re using their data appropriately. What’s more, you want to know with absolute certainty that you’ll never lose any of your CE data. So, how should a CE software provider…

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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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The Smart Way to Measure Continuing Education Learner Competence and Performance

How do you know your continuing professional education (CE) activities are effective? If you’re like most CE providers, learner competence and performance are key success metrics. They help you determine whether a CE activity actually has an impact on learner performance in the workplace – or whether it doesn’t. But assessing competence and performance isn’t…

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The Future of CME Administration: Less Admin, More Data

If you’ve ever wondered how to access information about continuing medical education (CME) activities, consult your CME director. That’s the person who knows how many CME activities your organization offers, what those activities cover, and how many learners are participating. Basically, CME directors have their finger on the pulse of all things CME. It’s their…

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Data Makes Continuing Education Relevant and Valuable

For many continuing education (CE) providers, offering CE to learners isn’t just a member benefit or an ancillary service – it’s a major investment. If you’re in that camp, enjoying positive ROE (return on education) from CE depends heavily on your learners’ experience. In particular, it hinges on whether they find your educational content to…

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Are Your Continuing Education Reports as Useful as These?

Let’s say you work at an organization the provides continuing education (CE) to professionals. You need to find out whether your CE activities are helping you meet your organizational goals. Above all, you need to determine whether learners find your activities relevant and valuable. How do you do it? In an ideal world, you log…

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