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.

Live & On Demand Webcasts

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

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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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis Whiteboard

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.

Immune Pathways in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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The first episode of this CMEOCast podcast series on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) focuses on the heterogeneity of lupus, including the multiple immune pathways that are active in it and how knowledge of immunopathogenesis has informed drug development.

Safety and Efficacy of Emerging Treatments in the Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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The future is bright for patients with lupus, as drug development activities are currently unprecedented. In this CMEOCast podcast episode, expert faculty evaluate the safety and efficacy of these emerging therapies.

Improving the Application of Shared Decision-Making in the Selection of SLE Treatments

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The final episode in this CMEOCast podcast series on SLE addresses the impact and burden of SLE on quality of life, the integration of PROs when caring for patients with SLE, and the implementation of best practices for SDM in order to engage patients as partners in their care.

Comprehensive and Coordinated Patient-Centered Care in Psoriatic Arthritis

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The final episode of this CMEOCast podcast series on psoriatic arthritis (PsA) focuses on how clinicians can collaborate with each other and with their patients in order to optimize treatment regimens across the health care continuum..

Improving Outcomes for Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis: Integrating a Comprehensive, Patient-Centered Care Model into Your Practice

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In this CMEOCast podcast, expert faculty focus on the latest evidence on screening patients for PsA, individualizing treatment that considers patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and using patient-centered approaches for care, with the goal of optimizing patient outcomes.

Eliminating Diagnostic Delays in Psoriatic Arthritis

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The first episode of this CMEOCast podcast series on PsA focuses on recognizing and reducing the impact of delays to diagnosis as well as seizing opportunities to screen patients with PsO for PsA to facilitate a prompt referral and initiation of treatment to optimize outcomes.

Adding Tools to the Toolbox: New and Emerging Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis

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In this CMEOCast podcast, expert faculty will present key clinical efficacy and safety data for novel and emerging agents and discuss how best to apply this data to treatment decisions in patients with PsA.

Comprehensive and Coordinated Patient-Centered Care in Psoriatic Arthritis

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The final episode of this CMEOCast podcast series on psoriatic arthritis (PsA) focuses on how clinicians can collaborate with each other and with their patients in order to optimize treatment regimens across the health care continuum.

Weighing the Heavy Burden of Osteoarthritis: Improving Function and Quality of Life

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Following a discussion on OA assessment strategies, this CME Outfitters Snack will focus on applying ACR/Arthritis Foundation guidelines and evaluating emerging data to meet unmet needs in the management of OA.

Seeing Osteoarthritis Management Through a New Mechanistic Lens

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The second installment of this CME Outfitters Snack series on improving care and outcomes in OA will evaluate emerging treatments in order to address the unmet needs of current OA therapies.

Finding Function: A Holistic Approach to Managing Osteoarthritis

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In this installment of the CME Outfitters Snack series on managing osteoarthritis, expert faculty discuss the use of patient-reported outcomes, patient education, biopsychosocial approaches that integrate non-pharmacological interventions for OA, and strategies for engaging patients in their treatment decisions, in order to facilitate proper management of OA.

Adopting a Tailored Approach to Managing Unmet Needs in Osteoarthritis

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This CME Outfitters Snack focuses on recognizing the complex pathogenesis of OA, applying The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) guidelines to non-surgical management, and evaluating emerging data in order to set realistic goals with patients and meet unmet needs in the management of OA.

Adapting and Adjusting: Best Practices for Utilizing Telehealth in Osteoarthritis Management

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The final installment in this CME Outfitters Snack series on managing OA focuses on best practices for utilizing telehealth, including encouraging patients to maximize mobility in time of isolation, increasing the utilization of video in telehealth and wearable tech, and the consideration of both operative and non-operative measures for treatment.

Pathogenesis of Psoriatic Arthritis: A Broader Understanding to Inform Next Steps

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The first episode of this CME Outfitters Snack series on the evolving treatment landscape for PsA features expert faculty describing clinically relevant pathophysiologic processes that contribute to the development of psoriatic arthritis in order to facilitate proper screening and faster diagnosis of patients with PsA.

Mechanistic Rationales for Novel and Emerging Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis: Plugging the Data into the Equation

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This CME Outfitters Snack focuses on evaluating the mechanistic rationale for novel and emerging treatments for PsA as well as assessing safety and efficacy data for current and emerging JAK inhibitors to determine their role in the management of PsA in order to help narrow the treatment gap.

Joining Forces in the Coordination of Care of Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis

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The final installment of this CME Outfitters Snack series on managing PsA features discussion on the incorporation of patient-reported outcomes into shared decision-making, employing a multidisciplinary approach to coordination of care, and how best to monitor patients with PsO for PsA at each visit.

The Importance of Care Coordination for Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis

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This CMEO BriefCase episode on challenging cases in PsO and PsA features a physician-patient office scenario video on educating the patient and strategies to coordinate care between specialists, as well as between specialists and primary care, with a goal of optimizing patient outcomes.
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.

Patient Whiteboard

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)