Over 1.3 million Americans are affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Managing this and its associated diseases require that the treatment team –including the patient – work together to ensure that the health care and treatment needs of each patient are met. Here you will find certified education, digital resources, videos and insights into managing this disease. Hear input from real RA patients and video interviews with RA team care members at the Cleveland Clinic who will provide real-world insights on best practices, treatment options, and ACR guidelines for treatment.

Activities

Hitting the Target with IL-23 Inhibitors in Psoriatic Arthritis

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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, inflammatory, musculoskeletal disease with a significant impact on quality of life and functional ability. Despite the data showing the overall impact of PsA, delays in diagnosis are common, which can lead to long-term joint damage and functional disability. In this CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand activity, expert faculty will focus on assessment, treatment, and management strategies to provide patients with the best treatment aligned with evolving evidence and expert recommendations.

Live Webcast: All Hands: Integrating a Teams Approach to Risk-Benefit Individualization of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis Therapy

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET | Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are associated with irreversible joint damage and physical disability, remission is now an achievable goal for the majority of patients, owing to advances in early diagnosis, new therapies, and improved treatment strategies. This CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand webcast focuses on integrating a multidisciplinary approach to treating PsA and RA through case-based learning, with expert faculty discussing management strategies and how to integrate shared decision-making (SDM) into practice to facilitate appropriate treatment selection and empower patients.

Practicing Precision Medicine in Psoriatic Arthritis: Strategies and Digital Health Tools for Managing a Chronic Disease

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In this CME Outfitters On Demand expert faculty will highlight the molecular targets of currently available and emerging biologic treatments for managing PsA, discuss individualized treatment plans, and provide updates on the latest clinical trials focused on the impact of long-term treatment, improving pain, and quality of life.  Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

Precision Medicine in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Fine-tuning Diagnosis and Treatment

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This CME Outfitters recorded symposium features expert faculty and aims to improve confidence in practitioners that will lead to improved screening, evaluation, and early treatment of individuals with AS.  Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

A Team Approach to Improving Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinicians, Patients, and Digital Health Coaches

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This live, interactive webcast features a panel discussion moderated by Leonard Calabrese, DO with audio input from patients with RA, video interviews from RA team care members at the Cleveland Clinic, and a live Q&A.  Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

Debating Interchangeability, Efficacy, and Safety of Biosimilars in the Management of Inflammatory Diseases

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In this CME Outfitters live Q & A session, expert faculty will go in-depth answering your questions while offering evidence, guidelines, and quality measures for collaborative strategies to optimally use biosimilars in patients with inflammatory diseases.  Note: Credit Is No Longer Available

An Evolving Treatment Landscape for Inflammatory Disease: Debating Interchangeability, Efficacy, and Safety of Biosimilars

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In this CME Outfitters live Q & A session, expert faculty will go in-depth answering your questions while offering evidence, guidelines, and quality measures for collaborative strategies to optimally use biosimilars in patients with inflammatory diseases.  Note: Credit Is No Longer Available
Patient Engagement Strategies

Integrating PROs in Practice

The use of validated patient reported outcomes measures offers insights into the patient’s perspective of their own well-being and impact of disease on functioning and quality of life. They may also uncover other factors impacting the patient’s status. Watch as Dr. Calabrese interacts with a patient in a routine clinic visit as he examines the impact of mental well-being on patient outcomes.

The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team

Caring for patients in the Rheumatology clinic is a team sport. Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists have taken on increased responsibilities in many practices and play an important in screening, medication management, follow-up, and ongoing patient care.

Telemedicine in Action

As the Rheumatology workforce is challenged to keep up with the growing patient population, telemedicine presents an opportunity to meet patients where they live and work. Watch as Dr. Rochelle Rosian conducts a virtual visit.

Free 1-on-1 Digital Health Coaching for Your Patients

Enroll your patients in this fully funded digital health coaching program. Over the course of 3 months, Pack Health Advisors provide behavior change support by:

• Creating personalized action plans to change health behaviors

• Providing tangible accountability tools (e.g. medication charts, health budgets, and day trackers)

• Referring to local resources (e.g. transportation resources)

• Arranging for services (e.g. mail-order pharmacy)

• Securing discounts/cost savings (e.g. medication assistance programs)

 

It’s easy to claim your FREE Pack Health Digital Advisor kit:

Step 1: Visit http://www.packhealth.com/cmeoutfitters/ and click “Get Started”.

Step 2: Enter your patients’ information

FAQ for Clinicians | 60-Second Fax Enrollment Form

Pack Health Digital Coaching: Overview

Does digital health coaching sound intriguing as a way to improve patient outcomes? Watch this overview of the Pack Health program that is available for your patients. To enroll your patients in a three month digital health coaching program, go to www.packhealth.com/cmeoutfitters. The program will fill up fast, so don’t wait to share with your patients!

Pack Health Digital Coaching: Overview

Growing research and information is finding that social determinants of health have a significant impact on health outcomes. Digital coaching can fill a void with ongoing touch points, patient education, and follow-up in patients with chronic disease. Use this video for your own education and to share with patients for whom you recommend the Pack Health Digital Health Program.

Assessing the Impact of a Digital Health Coaching Program for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (Download PDF)

Resources for Nurses Taking Joint Exams (DAS28)

PROTool RAPID3 – Routine Assessment of Patient Index Data  (Download PDF)