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CMS Final Quality Measure Development Plan Includes Key Role for CME May 13, 2016

Reported by  Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final Quality Measure Development Plan which is a "strategic framework for [Medicare] clinician quality measurement development to support the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and advanced alternative payment models (APMs)" under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The final plan incorporates stakeholder feedback the December 2015 draft plan. ... Read More

Posted Under: Clinician, CME, Faculty

AAMC CE News - May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016

The latest news, funding opportunities and links to upcoming meetings and abstract submissions, and references to new publications within the fields of continuing education, faculty development, medical education, maintenance of certification and quality & safety curated by the AAMC.   Limited Space Available—Leading for Quality: Leading Change in the Modern Clinical Learning Environment Special One-Day Workshop There are just a few more seats available for the June 8th special one-day... Read More

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UCSF/Macy Conference Highlights GME Innovations, Commitment to Health Care Equity April 15, 2016

Despite myriad challenges facing graduate medical education (GME), “change is already happening” through diverse innovations across the US, said Macy Foundation President George Thibault, MD, at the UCSF/Macy Foundation conference held on March 30. In his opening remarks, Thibault linked GME and the healthcare system itself: “We want to celebrate GME as part of how we bring about health care reform.”  Story at: Read More

Posted Under: CME, GME

UCSF’s Dr. Cynthia Harper and Team Receive ACEhp Outstanding CE Outcomes Assessment Award January 20, 2016

Last week at its annual meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) awarded Cynthia Harper, PhD, its annual competitive award for outstanding continuing education outcomes assessment. The award recognizes excellence in the design and implementation of outcomes assessment in continuing education in the health professions (CEhp). Nominees are evaluated for innovation as a single intervention or series of interventions, as well as... Read More

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AAMC CE News - December 8, 2015 December 08, 2015

2016 AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting—Call for Proposals Optimizing Care and the Clinical Learning Environment: The 8th Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting seeks proposals for posters, interactive workshops, and presentations in three essential topic areas: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality, and Care Transitions. The Integrating Quality meeting is set for June 9-10, 2016, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill. with the optional professional development preconference workshop Leading... Read More

Posted Under: AAMC, CME

ACCME CEO outlines the Safeguards in the Accreditation System December 01, 2015

From Policy and Medicine: Continuing medical education courses have been under attack lately, with skeptical writers making unsubstantiated claims that CME courses have "become a key marketing tool for increasing clinician receptivity to new products." Those writers make bold claims, but are unable to back their claims up with concrete evidence. Read More

Posted Under: CME

AAMC CE News – November 24, 2015 November 24, 2015

Content from Learn Serve Lead 2015: The AAMC Annual Meeting and AAMC Medical Education Meeting Now Available—Presentation materials, videos of the plenary sessions, and photos from both the annual meeting and the medical education meeting are available online (select content requires a member log-in). Save the Date—2016 AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting Join your colleagues for Optimizing the Clinical Learning Environment: The 8th Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting, June 9-10, 2016, Loews... Read More

Posted Under: AAMC, CME

AAMC CE News - October 20, 2015 October 20, 2015

Your Vote Counts—AAMC CEI Section Steering Committee Chair-Elect Ballot Please check your email inbox later this week for the AAMC Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI) Section of the Group on Educational Affairs Chair-Elect ballot. We have two excellent candidates for this position and your vote will determine who will help lead the CEI Section moving forward. If you don’t receive the ballot by Friday, Oct. 23, please contact, Carol Goddard, CEI Sr. Program Specialist, at cgoddard@aamc.... Read More

Posted Under: AAMC, CME

AAMC CE News - August 4, 2015 August 04, 2015

AAMC and The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Foundation are collaborating to offer grant funding—Advancing Implementation Science in Community/Academic Partnered Research. The program seeks submissions from researchers, community organizations, and health system leaders at academic medical centers partnering to engage in research with potential for a near-term impact to improve population health outcomes. Download the RFP. Proposal Deadline: Oct. 16, 2015 Sept. 1, 2-3 p.m. EDT—Better... Read More

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CMEpalooza Fall Agenda Announced June 29, 2015

CMEpalooza Fall is a 1-day event scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015, that will feature a series of panel-based discussions relevant to a broad scope of CME professionals. Broadcasts will stream live online and be available for viewing shortly after their conclusion on the Archive page. There is no charge to view or participate in any of these sessions. This is CMEpalooza’s fourth presentation and UCSF will be participating this year in a panel discussion: Grand Rounds in the 21st Century... Read More

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