Quality Education for Your Future

Quality Education for Your Future

 
 

Purpose

The mission of OhioHealth’s CME Program is to support OhioHealth’s commitment to “improve the health of those we serve” by creating high quality educational interventions that advance the knowledge, competence and performance of physicians to enhance their professional practice.


Content

The curriculum will include a broad range of primary care and specialty educational activities, as well as address the professional development of teaching and administrative physicians. Gaps will be identified in the learners’ current or potential scope of professional practice. CME activities will be designed to narrow these gaps by advancing knowledge and competence, continuously improving clinical skills and performance, and/or addressing professional behaviors related to the practice of medicine.  Activities will be designed to improve the overall quality and safety of patient care while incorporating the desired physician attributes as defined by the ACGME, ABMS and/or AOA competencies.


Target Audience

The target audience of the CME Program includes physicians within the OhioHealth System and throughout the state of Ohio.  We also welcome and encourage attendance of medical students, residents, nurses and other healthcare professionals to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.


Types of Activities

Multiple types of CME will be offered including Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS), live courses, enduring materials, journal-based, and live video-conferences.  In an effort to accommodate the diverse learning styles, education will be provided through simulation, didactic, interactive, case-based, web-based and journal-based formats. Some activities will be provided in live and recorded formats in order to reach the intended audience. OhioHealth will also jointly sponsor activities to work collaboratively with the community.


Expected Results

The overall CME Program is committed to producing and delivering educational activities that will foster and maintain the advancement of physicians’ medical knowledge and competence, develop their teaching skills, improve their performance in practice, and/or improve patient outcomes. 


The expected results of the education we provide are that our learners will: a) report greater confidence in their ability to achieve the desired results of our interventions expressed in the objectives; 2) demonstrate improvement in their ability to apply strategy to a practice situation using the knowledge gained as shown in case-based pre-/post-test analyses; 3) make a commitment to change their practice/behavior and/or apply newly acquired strategies as measured immediately after the activity, with some confirmation of those changes via a post-event survey; and/or show improvement or favorable impact on targeted performance and/or patient outcomes through quality and/or patient safety measures.


The results of these assessments will be analyzed to guide program changes and improvements.  The CME Committee will determine the overall achievement of its mission by evaluating the components outlined above, evaluating compliance with the Criteria for Accreditation, identifying improvements to be made, and reviewing the results of implemented improvement recommendations.


Approved

CME Committee:  07/27/10

Quality of Care Committee of the Board:   07/29/10

Minor Revision per OSMA Site Visit:  03/21/11

 

Mission Statement