Health Care Transformation CME Series

The Health Care Transformation CME Series features programs designed to meet the learning needs of providers and clinical support staff who provide care to underserved populations. The content includes principles which address the Triple Aim (to improve the patient experience of care, improve the health of the population and lower costs).  For additional resources, please see the references section of each activity. 

THE BASICS:

       Population Management: Why Me? Why Now?

Term: September 24, 2014–September 30, 2016

Credit: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This CME activity presents a one-on-one interview with an experienced faculty physician who has sought answers to many pressing questions that most providers ask about the importance of population management. 

 

       Patient Centered Medical Home for Underserved Patients

Term: September 1, 2014–September 30, 2016

Credit: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This program will describe the history of the medical home model, the current criteria for an entity desiring to become a PCMH, the published evidence thus far of the benefit of this model and a practical discussion of how one may move their practice towards a patient-centered medical home model.

 

DEPRESSION SERIES:

       DEPRESSION 1:  Screening and Monitoring in Primary Care Clinics Treating Underserved Patients

Term: September 1, 2014–September 30, 2016

Credit: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This activity provides awareness of the incidence, predisposing risk factors of depression and its impact on patient outcomes. Primary care providers will attain the foundational competence to identify patients presenting with depression in their settings.

       DEPRESSION 2: Major Depressive Disorder-Remission as a Goal: A Measurement-Based Approach

Term: September 1, 2014–September 30, 2016

Credit: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This training will provide instructions on how to treat depression using a measurement based approach dependent upon how the patient responds to questions on various assessments addressing symptom severity, medication compliance, and overall well-being.

       DEPRESSION 3: Depression Screening Tools and the Basics of Diagnosing

Term: March 1, 2015–March 31, 2017

Credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This training will present standardized screening tools for MDD in detail, including scenarios of provider-patient interaction, as seen in primary care settings. These cases will depict common symptoms of patients with MDD and walk the provider through the proper use of these screening tools to identify and diagnose MDD.

       DEPRESSION 4a: Measurement Based Care for Major Depression: Treatment Decisions and Tactics

Term: March 1, 2015–March 31, 2017

Credit: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This training provides content to improve the providers’ competence in diagnosing and treating depression, with a goal of remission. Participants will also learn to apply the appropriate screening tool for ongoing assessment of the patient’s status and make corresponding adjustments in treatment.

       DEPRESSION 4b: Cases in Measurement Based Care for Major Depression: Treatment Decisions                  and Tactics [COMING SOON!]

          Term: March 1, 2015–March 31, 2017

          Credit: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

          This activity presents practical cases that provide the clinician with an opportunity to build skills to screen, diagnose and treat Major             Depressive Disorder (MDD).