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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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5 Ways to Improve Your CME Website

Learners need your CME website to work. More specifically, they need it to deliver the content they need, include all CME activity tasks, and be easy to navigate. But many CME websites fail to deliver on these basic requirements. Maybe they don’t have integrated CME activities. Or maybe they require the learner to juggle multiple…

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CME Participation is Increasing Faster Than You Think

Whether you’re looking at the number of activities, hours of instruction, physician interactions, or some other metric, there’s no denying it. Participation in continuing medical education (CME) activities is on the rise. According to a new report by the ACCME, more CME activities are being completed by an increasingly diverse body of participants. The report…

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5 Software Issues That Frustrate CE Learners

Few of us use software for its own sake. We use software to complete tasks – to accomplish something quickly, easily, and with as few hindrances as possible. In the case of online continuing education (CE) software, your learners also use it to earn credit at a time and venue of our choosing. Convenience is…

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What Do Your Learners Really Expect from CME?

Improved patient outcomes, useful insights, credits needed to satisfy board requirements – these are just some of the things most learners expect from their CME. However, these expectations aren’t the end-all, be-all upshot of continuing medical education. Far from it. According to a recent JAMA article co-authored by ACCME President and CEO, Graham McMahon, and…

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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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How to Deliver a Learner-Driven CME Experience

Learners care about how they get their CME. Thanks to the proliferation of online CME activities, there are also more ways for them to obtain CME than ever before – and that’s a good thing. But with all good (and new) things come new challenges. As CME live meeting attendance declines and more professionals turn…

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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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CE Tracking Trouble? These Improvements Empower Learners

Nowadays, software that helps continuing education (CE) learners monitor their status aren’t exactly novel. Learners expect to use that kind of software. But many online CE tracking solutions offer limited options. For example, some products help learners view a list of completed CE activities but don’t do much beyond that. Other CE software might show…

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