EM1708H "Embracing Electronic Tools to Improve Patient Outcomes" (IM GR-081817)

Dr. Beg will discuss the challenges clinicians and clinical investigators face to assess disease and treatment related toxicity. Electronic patient reported tools and wearable devices are changing the way we perform clinical care and can be powerful tools to incorporate in our practice and in clinical trials. He will discuss strengths and limitations of these tools and present early data demonstrating feasibility in our daily practice.

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Course details

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: 1.00
  • Course opens: Wed, Aug 23 2017
  • Course expires: Fri, Sep 22 2017
  • Cost: $0.00

Target audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the need for structured Patient Reported Symptom assessment tools in the clinic.
  • Describe the effect of structured electronic Patient Reported Symptom assessment tools on clinical outcomes such as quality of life, emergency department visits and overall survival.
  • Recognize the feasibility of wearable monitors to measure clinical parameters such as physical activity and hemodynamics.
  • Describe the factors that drive how these tools can be implemented in outpatient clinics.

Faculty & credentials

Photo: Muhammad Beg, M.D. Muhammad Beg, M.D.
Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Leader GI Oncology Disease Oriented Team
Division of Hematology / Oncology

Required hardware / software

Activities should be run with recent versions of common browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

This activity closed on September 22nd, 2017 and is no longer available for enrollments.