Gastroenterology Education Resources

Educational Resources on Gastroenterology

 

Challenges abound for patients and clinicians alike when it comes to managing gastrointestinal diseases, making it imperative that all stakeholders on the care team—including the patient—continue to hone their knowledge, confidence, and best practice strategies to improve outcomes. CME Outfitters’ Gastroenterology Education Hub provides clinicians with the education and resources necessary to optimize their approach to clinical care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic idiopathic constipation, and diabetic gastroparesis.

 

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CME/CE for Gastroenterology

 

But direct patient care is just one piece of the puzzle. The burden of prior authorization can significantly impact clinical workflows. Yet, according to a recent survey from the AMA, only 30% of surveyed practices reported that their office lacks a formal process for handling the prior authorization workload. To help offices with best practice strategies, we’ve added CME/CE activities, checklists, and templates for the care team, as well as videos and checklists to share with your patients to help them better understand the process and how they can contribute as advocates for their care. Participants who complete the entire prior authorization series will receive not only CME/CE credit but will also be awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Prior Authorization.

 

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Live & On-Demand Webcasts   CMEOCast   IBD Preventative Health

 

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Diabetic Gastroparesis   IBS/CIC   Patient Education Hub

The Important Role of Preventive Screening in IBD: How, Who, and Does It Matter?

 

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This CME Outfitters Live Webcast focuses on best practices for initiating interdisciplinary collaboration to provide medically underserved children, adolescents, and adults with IBD with guideline-recommended care.

Data-Driven Decisions in Crohn's Disease: Positioning Patients for Success

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast will address suboptimal clinician knowledge and performance in positioning therapy for individual patients based on the individual characteristics of their disease by focusing on incorporating these characteristics into treatment decisions based on evidence-based recommendations, differentiating biologic therapies, and developing data-driven treatment algorithms.

Meeting the Needs of Under-Represented Patients with IBD: Screening and Immunizations

 

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In this CME Outfitters Live webcast, expert faculty will address the disparities in preventive care for patients with IBD and unique approaches to managing underserved patients, including integrating recommended immunizations and preventive screenings so that all patients with IBD receive quality, well-rounded care.

Managing the Patient with IBD Throughout Life: Best Practices in Transitional Care

 

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This CME Outfitters Live Webcast will feature expert faculty discussing recommended immunizations and preventive screenings for patients with IBD, along with best practices for clinicians to integrate them into their practice to improve health outcomes for their patients.

Keeping Things Moving in the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: Exploring the Evidence and Guidelines Through Case Studies

 

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This CME Outfitters symposium will focus on how to differentiate CIC from constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) for early and accurate diagnosis and will provide data on current therapies used in the management of CIC in order for clinicians to better understand how to develop comprehensive treatment strategies.

Opening the Window of Opportunity: Strategies for Successful Treatment and Management of Patients with Crohn's Disease

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast will feature expert faculty leading a case-based discussion that focuses on applying prognosis to treatment decisions, choosing optimal treatment strategies, differentiating targeted therapies, and engaging patients with CD in shared decision-making.

Unlocking the Value of Biosimilar Therapies in IBD

 

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In this CME Outfitters webcast, expert faculty will focus on identifying key terminology related to biosimilar products, assessing evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of biosimilars in IBD, and improving patient-provider communication patterns on the topic of biosimilars.

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Patient Care: What Clinicians Need to Know

 

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This On Demand webcast provides clinicians with the latest information and consensus recommendations for the management of patients with IBD during the COVID-19 era. Expert faculty will also examine the latest evidence on treatment and prevention strategies for COVID-19.

Ulcerative Colitis in the 21st Century: Incorporating Guidelines and Real-World Evidence in Practice to Enhance Patient-Centered Care

 

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The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) released updated treatment guidelines in 2019 that include recommendations for disease stratification, prognosis, treatment options, and disease monitoring. These guidelines, along with new efficacy, safety, and comparative effectiveness data and the approval of additional therapies, facilitate the identification of the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Clinicians who care for patients with UC must ensure that they are aware of these updates and incorporate them into practice in order to optimize patient outcomes. This CME Outfitters webcast features the UC guideline authors discussing the newest recommendations and their translation to practice.

The Role of Race in Health Care Delivery in IBD

 

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In this CMEOCast podcast, expert faculty discuss variations in IBD presentation in different racial groups, disparities in heath care use, and approaches to mitigate inequality.

The Role of Socioeconomic Factors in Health Care Delivery in IBD

 

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In the second episode of this CMEOCast podcast series, expert faculty focus on the role of SES and gender bias in the treatment of IBD and offer approaches to mitigating these disparities.

Unique Approaches to the Management of Underserved Patients with IBD

 

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The final episode of this CMEOCast podcast series summarizes the discussion points on the racial/ethnic and economic inequality in IBD and offers approaches to mitigate disparities on the level of both individual health care providers and systems. Expert faculty discuss the downstream effects of structural racism, offer tips for utilizing telehealth to engage minorities, and go over the interventions to increase treatment adherence.

IBD Preventative Health

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's visit with his patient Aaron Kubistec

Dr. Regueiro talks with a patient about the vaccinations and screenings he needs, the impact the disease has had on his life, and his treatment goals.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Anne Sullivan, a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with nurse practitioner Anne Sullivan about her role in preventive care in the IBD medical home.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Stacey Cavagnaro, a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with dietitian Stacey Cavagnaro about her role in the IBD medical home.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Anna Bondar, a primary care pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with Anna Bondar about the role that pharmacists can play in the care of patients with IBD.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Dr. Baljit Bal, a primary care physician at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with Dr. Bal about the role of the primary care physician in the medical home/neighborhood, including best-practice approaches for primary care physicians and specialists to collaborate.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Dr. Maged Rizk, Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Accountable Care Organization

Dr. Regueiro talks with Dr. Rizk about the development of IBD medical homes, including business-related aspects and the use of digital technology.

Interview With Mandy Leonard, System Director of Drug Use Policy and Formulary Management in the Department of Pharmacy at the Cleveland Clinic

 

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IBD Medical Home Interview

 

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Resources for Patients

Helping Patients Understand the PA Process

 

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Patients are used to seeing their physicians and heading to the pharmacy to fill the prescription. For many who are prescribed a biologic, the prior authorization process may be a new experience. This video can be downloaded and shared with patients to help them better understand the PA process.

Four Steps Patients Can Take to Minimize PA Delays

 

 

Patients are stakeholders in the PA process. It is important that they keep the care team apprised of changes to insurance and contact info. This video outlines four steps patients can take to ensure they receive the medicines they need.

Diabetic Gastroparesis Patient Resource

A helpful PDF resource for patients with diabetic gastroparesis that includes questions to ask their physicians, as well as treatment options. 

 

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Free smartphone apps for patients with IBD

myColitis

This app allows you to track your symptoms. It features multiple trackers, a diary, personalized statistics, and valuable insights based on your data

SitOrSquat

This apps allows you to find the location of the nearest public restroom

Oshi: IBD Tracker & Magazine

This app allows you to track your lifestyle (stress, diet, sleep, and exercise) and your IBD symptoms to identify patterns and triggers and avoid flare-ups

Crohn’s and Colitis Support

This is an online support group that connects patients with IBD

Discover additional accredited CME/CE activities and patient resources on the Virtual Education Hub.

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