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

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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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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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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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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Does Your CE Software Automate ACPE Credit Reporting?

On one hand, it’s great that that Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) lets you submit credits online via CPE Monitor. A single repository for all of your ACPE credit reporting? That’s a good thing! On the other hand, reporting those credits is just one more thing you have to do. It can also take…

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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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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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