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This post courtesy of Anne Taylor-Vaisey:

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CME GETS THUMBS UP

95% of respondents to a survey of doctors participating in the pilot project found the experience positive.

By Myrle Croasdale, AMNews staff April 11, 2005.

The effort to weave continuing medical education into a patient visit continues to gain momentum. After a pilot program that allowed physicians to earn CME credit for improving quality in a practice setting proved successful, the American Medical Association in September 2004 modified its standards so that accredited CME providers could offer practice-based performance improvement activities. As a result, doctors should start seeing more CME options that allow them to earn credit for integrating quality improvement into their clinical practices. It's the latest in a series of efforts to make CME more interactive and a part of physicians' practices. For example, the AMA and American Academy of Family Physicians previously have supported CME credits for looking up answers to clinical questions in handheld computers. [...]

Read the entire article in American Medical News.

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