Learn About Medical Communication and Conflict Management

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Medical Communication and Conflict Management. On this CME webcast, we are going to show you how physicians can better communicate in order to improve patient care while avoiding hostility and burnout. Joining me in the studio is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Shawn Corcoran.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the elements of the format for an effective consult; and DESCRIBE the components of self-regulation and detail what each of these components involve for you personally.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Things that go wrong during physician communication
  • The effect of electronic medical records on physician communication
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: Pagers
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: Text messaging
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: Calling to a cell phone
  • Pros, cons, & etiquette: EMR messaging apps
  • How to avoid using 50 words for a 5 word sentence
  • Unique challenges of communication for insurance company denial appeals and prior authorizations

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn How to Make the EMR Work For You

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn How to Make the EMR Work For You. A 2015 study in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that physicians who use electronic medical records were more likely to get burned out than physicians who did not use EMRs. But there is good news! You can make your electronic medical record work for you rather than the other way around and today we are going to show you how. Joining our moderator in the studio, in this on-line enduring material, is the chief clinical information officer for the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Milisa Rizer, and joining her is our medical center’s deputy chief information officer, Thomas Bentley.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: IDENTIFY the top three factors that improve user efficiency and satisfaction; IDENTIFY the top tools that can be used to improve the amount of time spent in documentation activities; IDENTIFY the two areas of greatest frustration of users of EMRs; IDENTIFY one area where your staff can be used to help with provider efficiency; IDENTIFY one place where you can be involved with improving the EMR in your hospital or clinic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The penetration of electronic medical records into U.S. healthcare
  • Using progress notes as documentation tools versus communication tools
  • Tips to creating reader-friendly referral letters in the electronic medical record
  • Characteristics of successful adopters of electronic medical records
  • Maintaining your “EMR edge”

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Education Covers Case Studies in Palliative Medicine. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore the breadth of palliative care and how you can use the principles of palliative medicine in your own practice. Let me welcome our guests today. Dr. Seuli Brill is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of General Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. And Dr. Todd Barrett is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Division of Palliative Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the difference between palliative care and hospice; OBTAIN tools to identify ethical dilemmas and how to begin goals of care conversations; IDENTIFY the generalist’s role in palliative medicine in patients across the chronic disease trajectory (sub-clinical, symptomatic, and end-stage); and DEVELOP systematic strategies for serious illness communication (Advance Care Planning) in primary care for healthy, sick, and dying patients.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether palliative medicine is just for cancer
  • Hospice versus palliative medicine
  • Estimating life expectancy
  • Working palliative medicine discussions into a busy office practice
  • Obligations of the hospice physician of record
  • Inpatient hospice versus outpatient hospice versus respite care

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, almost everyone in America knew Annette Funicello and when she died, it was like a member of everyone’s family died. Hearing about her illness makes us all too cognizant of just how bad MS can be. There has been an enormous change in the way that we treat multiple sclerosis since Annette Funicello was first diagnosed with it 25 years ago and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the breakthroughs that are offering hope to people who a generation ago would not have had the luxury of hope. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two of Ohio State University’s experts in MS. First, we have Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and second we have Dr. Aaron Boster who is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the neurological symptoms that should raise clinical suspicion of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; INITIATE prompt referral to a neurologist in patients presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; ESTABLISH a communication strategy with the treating neurologist to discuss treatment, side effects, and barriers to adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Changes in treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Management of depression in patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Deep brain stimulation in multiple sclerosis
  • Heredity and multiple sclerosis
  • Management of multiple sclerosis in children
  • Natural history of multiple sclerosis
  • Exercise and multiple sclerosis
  • Diet and multiple sclerosis
  • Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Urinary dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Role of corticosteroids in managing multiple sclerosis

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

View Webcast Education on Healthcare Literacy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014View Webcast Education on Healthcare Literacy by watching our latest installment of our on-line education series, MedNet21. Ask yourself, are you a great communicator? It doesn’t matter what the name of the university is on your medical diploma or the name of the hospital on your residency certificate or how good of a doctor you really are, if you can’t communicate with your patients, then none of that really matters.  For this webcast, we’re going to take a close look at communication and give you the tools you need in order to be sure that you can communicate effectively with all of the patients in your practice. On this webcast, joining our moderator Dr. Jim Allen, we have Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Dr. Lorraine Wallace.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DEPICT health literacy skills of American adults and DESCRIBE the strong link between health literacy skills and health-related outcomes.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether physicians are effective communicators
  • Computer use and health literacy
  • Health literacy and the affordable care act
  • Communication effectiveness of different healthcare providers
  • Health literacy outside of the United States

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.