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CME Matters….
and So Do The Results

As the landscape of continuing medical education is innovating and improving, so are the results of the education … and we can prove it. In today’s healthcare environment, it is more important than ever to know exactly what impact CME is making on clinical practice, and on the lives of patients over the globe.

We collaborate with national healthcare organizations, KOL’s, and local associations to address healthcare quality gaps every day. In alignment with the national standards for quality CME, our team embraces a mixed-method educational outcomes approach that tackles the current practice challenges in neurology, psychiatry, primary care, inflammation, immunology, and infectious disease.

Click on the tabs on the left side of the page to see why our CME matters to improving patient care.

 

CME Outfitters’ Outcomes Recognized at Industry and Scientific/Medical Meetings

 

screening and treatment of psoriasis
Presented at:
– Orlando Derm Aesthetic & Clinical Conference – January 13-16, 2017 – Miami, FL
– Maui Derm Meeting – March 20-24, 2017 – Maui, Hawaii

 

We incorporated medical simulation into an activity on psoriasis to provide an engaging and real-life experience for learners. Educational outcomes analysis revealed up to 235% more participants than controls obtained correct responses on knowledge questions, and 429% more participants implemented a best practice behavior, clearly demonstrating the success of this format.

 
 
 

seizure action plans for patients with epilepsy

Presented at:
– ACEhp Annual Meeting – January 26-29, 2017 – San Francisco, CA
– ANA2017 – October 15-17, 2017 – San Diego, CA

 

Integrating the patient voice into educational content provides clinicians with an opportunity to hear patient experiences aligned with the latest evidence. Results from educational outcomes analysis on an activity in epilepsy demonstrated this to be an impactful approach, with participants outperforming controls on knowledge by up to 471%, and on behavior by 450%.

 
 

predictive modeling
Presented at:
– IME Conference – February 24-25, 2017 – San Gabriel, CA
– WGEA Spring Meeting – February 25-28, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT
– SACME Annual Meeting – May 16-20, 2017 – Scottsdale, AZ

 

CMEO’s unique offering, PredictCME, is based on a predictive modeling technique known as CHAID, which enables a visually-intuitive tree-based output. We applied this method to outcomes data from an activity on Alzheimer’s disease and found two significant predictors of practice behavior. This information will be used to help maximize the impact of future activities.

 
 
 

improved clinician knowledge performance multiple sclerosis
Presented at:
– CMSC Annual Meeting – May 24-27, 2017 – New Orleans, LA
– ANA2017 – October 15-17, 2017 – San Diego, CA

 

We believe the patient must be at the center of all CME. We engaged an advisory panel of MS patient leaders to gain insight into the patient perspective and incorporate that into the educational content. Educational outcomes analysis showed this method to be successful in MS, with up to a 480% improvement in knowledge, a 204% improvement in performance, and a 195% improvement in confidence.

 
 

integration of patient engagement intervention into psoriasis medical education programming to increase awareness and improve patient outcomes
Presented at:
– Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference – October 12-15, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV

 

Based on a CME activity featuring interviews with faculty experts in psoriasis and 12 weeks of direct patient engagement through Pack Health, CMEO aimed to educate both HCPs and their patients in order to improve overall care and well-being. PROMIS (patient-reported outcomes measurement information system) assessments administered before and after the program revealed statistically significant improvements from baseline to Week 12 in patient mental health (p = .003), physical health (p = .012), and confidence to manage psoriasis symptoms (p = .008).

 
 

factors influencing best practices in treating ulcerative colitis results from a predictive modeling analysis of educational outcomes data
Presented at:
– ACG2017 – October 13-18, 2017 – Orlando, FL

 

An interactive and innovative case series inspired this study. Infographics were integrated to facilitate content delivery and translation, and surveys assessing knowledge, confidence, and behavior were administered before and after the activity. Demographics, knowledge, confidence, and evaluation data were entered as predictors, and findings revealed confidence to be the strongest predictor of the behavior score, which was determined based on two questions that reflected individualizing treatment and initiating early treatment.

 
 

Press Releases

 

Posters Accepted at 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society and Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference (9/12/17)

Director of Educational Outcomes at CME Outfitters Marks One-Year Anniversary with Multiple Accomplishments (9/1/17)

Poster on Results from CME Outfitters’ PredictCME Analysis to be Presented at World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017 (7/19/17)

Posters on Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Accepted at 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association (6/28/17)

CME Outfitters Releases Preliminary Outcomes Findings from Quality Improvement Activity on Heart Failure, as Enduring Webcast Launches (6/13/17)

CME Outfitters Symposium on 2017 PACC Guidelines Proves Effective in Initial Outcomes Reports as Enduring Replay Launches (5/25/17)

Poster on Results from PredictCME Analysis Presented at 2017 Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) Conference (5/25/17)

CME Outfitters Releases Preliminary Outcomes Findings from Psoriatic Arthritis Symposium Integrating the Patient Voice, as Enduring Webcast Launches (5/25/17)

CME Outfitters Demonstrates Value of Predictive Modeling in Developing Educational Activities (4/24/17)

Preliminary Results from CME Outfitters’ 9th Annual Chair Summit Show Large Improvements for Clinicians (4/21/17)

CME Outfitters Demonstrates Successful Integration of the Patient Voice in Educational Activity on Multiple Sclerosis (4/20/17)

CME Outfitters Presents Findings at National Dermatology Meeting Showing Medical Simulation Platform Improved Educational Outcome in Psoriasis (4/20/17)

Meta-Analysis Finds Innovative Educational Offerings Incorporating Patient Voice are Effective in Improving Clinician Learning and Behavior (1/4/17)