How to Get CME/CE Credits Before the End of the Year

It’s all here: REMS  and MOC for ABIM, ABP, ABO, ABPN, and Royal College. The leaves are starting to change, and pine cones litter my yard. Somehow, we’ve reached mid-October already, and I’d like to draw attention to the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Board certified physicians need to […]

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Taking Virtual Medical Courses for End-of-Year Credits

CME Outfitters Provides A One-Stop Destination for Interprofessional Education. We’re just over halfway to the end of the year, and we know many clinicians have missed out on live conferences where you can often earn 15+ credits toward your yearly requirements. But you can earn all the credit you need virtually – via live virtual […]

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Using Microcontent Learning in Medical Education

You’ve probably experienced microcontent – short video, imagery, or written content – on a daily basis, through Twitter posts, SnapChat videos, or Instagram stories. These ‘snack-sized’ pieces of content are immediately engaging and allow the viewer to consume the content in its entirety quickly without a huge time – or attention – investment. But microcontent […]

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Medical Education: Creating Dynamic Learning Experiences

COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives and continuing medical education has been no exception.  Each year, tens of thousands of medical professionals typically attend a variety of educational conferences to advance their knowledge and translate what they learned into practice. But with the advent of COVID-19, in-person conferences were either cancelled or moved […]

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Medical Education: Best Practices in Learner Outcomes

Chances are, you’ve participated in a CME activity at some point in your career. You took a course, learned something new, and used that knowledge to improve your skills.  The goal of every CME activity is to have a positive impact on learner outcomes so that, ultimately, patients also experience improved outcomes. So, as a […]

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Q&A: Medical Cannabis Use in Clinical Practice

As cannabis and CBD continue to grow in popularity for use in medical treatments, many healthcare providers are unprepared to answer patients’ questions about its medical use, benefits, potential drug-drug interactions and how to address patient concerns. We sat down with Paul Carney, MD, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Neuroscience at the University of North […]

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Knowledge Is Power: Why Patient Education is So Important

  Patients are important stakeholders in their treatment. Along with their healthcare providers and their communities, patients have significant impact on the success of their own medical outcomes. This is especially true of chronic illnesses like IBD, chronic pain, and addiction, where patients’ adherence to medication and treatment plans are critical to positive outcomes. It […]

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The Importance of Graphic Design in Medical Education

While graphic design may not be the first thing that comes to mind when choosing a continuing medical education (CME) provider, perhaps it should be. I’ve been in the business of graphic design for 20 years, specifically in the CME industry for over a decade, and can confidently say that no matter the industry, the […]

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Chair Summit Medical Conference in Las Vegas, NV

  After six years in the south, CME Outfitters has decided to head west and host the 12th Annual Chair Summit on February 27-29, 2020 under the bright lights of Las Vegas! We are excited to be at The Linq Hotel and experience all Vegas has to offer.We look forward to welcoming back distinguished faculty […]

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How to Meet Requirements for MIPS Reimbursement

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) can be confusing for many, especially as new clinicians first become eligible to participate.  But meeting your MIPS requirements doesn’t have to be arduous and painful! Read on to learn how you can meet your MIPS requirements Qualifying for MIPS Reimbursement MIPS is one of two tracks under the […]

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Shared Decision-Making: A Guide to Understanding and Implementing SDM

Shared decision-making (SDM) in health care is a collaborative process of communications in which clinicians and patients work together to make informed health care decisions that align with what matters most to patients and their individual concerns, preferences, goals, and values. SDM increases patient satisfaction, health outcomes, and quality of decisions, and studies have shown […]

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ACCME 2019 Meeting: What’s Next for CME

At the beginning of May, Whitney Faler, Director of Accreditation and Outcomes, joined accreditation colleagues at the ACCME 2019 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The theme this year was Spring Forward and provided an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges of accredited medical education across the nation and attend valuable sessions. For the first time […]

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Heads Up! Let’s Dissect The Anatomy of a Great Meeting

During the last weekend in April, twenty-four Otology and Neurology Fellows from around the world gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas, for the 4th Annual UAMS Otology Fellows Congress.  CME Outfitters worked to secure funding to provide this course for FREE!  This included hotel accommodations, all meals, transportation, and a cadaver lab to practice their skills.  […]

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What’s Next? The Art of Teaching with Tech

  You might not think Augmented Reality, 3D modeling or YouTube have much to do with CME, but think again.  CME Outfitters is constantly innovating and experimenting with new technology and online media platforms to make learning more convenient and effective for busy health care providers. As part of an educational grant from Johnson & […]

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From Analytics to Understanding: A Look Into Our 3D Pain Animation’s Debut at CME Outfitters’ Opioid Epidemic Premiere Symposium

Family medicine providers are uniquely qualified to lead the charge for precise and responsible prescribing for acute and chronic pain. Family medicine is at the forefront of managing chronic illness, handling comorbidities, and coordinating care for their patients. They know the patient and their family well and can apply a biopsychosocial approach to managing pain. […]

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Critical Takeaways (and an Award!) from the 2019 ACEhp Conference

Members of the CME Outfitters team were fortunate enough to join their colleagues in January at the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) 44th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD. The theme of the meeting was The Power of Education to… and it was a great opportunity to see and network with […]

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Understanding ABIM MOC Requirements

“Since CME Outfitters activities are designed to focus on improving behaviors in practice and patient outcomes, when you engage in our activities, you are already earning credit towards MOC requirements.” The end of 2018 saw the initial ABIM cohort on the five-year cycle for MOC also come to an end. With diplomates requiring 100 MOC […]

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Learnings from Roundtable Discussions: Brainstorming Opioid Addiction through Merged Perspectives

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people die each day in the United States due to an opioid overdose. To better understand the nation’s current epidemic, CME Outfitters recently brought together the perspectives of those most impacted by opioids in hopes of creating more effective strategies to avoid addiction in the coming […]

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December’s the Deadline! Have you earned your 100 MOC points?

December 31st marks the end of the initial five-year deadline following the adoption of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) continuous Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program requiring Diplomates to earn 100 MOC points, including 20 in medical knowledge, every five years. CME Outfitters can help you earn any outstanding MOC points you need to […]

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Mobile App Brings Clinical Recommendations Off the Paper and Into the Clinic

My dishwasher broke a few years ago.  After consulting with the appliance repair pros, scouring online reviews, and speaking with a friend who had just replaced his dishwasher, I arrived at my decision on a replacement model.  I’m happy to report that years later, it’s still going strong. While you might not think that healthcare […]

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2 Digital Health Tools Every Clinician Should Try

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic disease affects 117 million Americans and is a primary reason behind skyrocketing healthcare spending. 1  Yet patient outcomes are not improving with our increased spending; for patients with chronic disease, outcomes are typically the poorest as patients are challenged to self-manage their conditions […]

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