CME Webcast Provides Physicians with COPD Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Provides Physicians with COPD Update. In the 56 years since Sir David Jack invented albuterol, there have been a lot of other treatments developed for COPD. In fact, there are so many that it can be sometimes be overwhelming to know what the best treatment is for any given patient. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss how you diagnosis and manage COPD. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio is pulmonologist and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Philip Diaz.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of stable COPD; and UNDERSTAND evidence based guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Societal burden of COPD
  • New developments in COPD
  • Age limits with lung reduction surgery and lung transplant
  • Inhaled steroids and the risk of pneumonia in COPD

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 Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Our On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception. Currently, 16% of all American women of childbearing age take birth control pills. But one of the biggest problems with birth control pills is that you have to remember to take them and because of that, the actual effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills in preventing pregnancy is not nearly as good as the theoretic effectiveness. But the good news is that there are now great new options for women and for many women, these options are more effective and safer than traditional birth control pills. In this on-line Enduring Material, to update us on contraception is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Katherine Rivlin.

View a video introduction of this CME webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE various contraceptives methods available, including long acting and reversible contraceptives, understand efficacy, and be able to provide patient centered counseling; and EXPLAIN the CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, an important tool for providing evidence based contraceptive services to women.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether there a single best method of contraception
  • Most common forms of contraception
  • Obtaining emergency contraception
  • Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy
  • Contraceptive Efficacy

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 About Accountable Care Organizations

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Accountable Care Organizations during our CME webcast. As of August 2017, there are 480 shared saving program ACOs covering 9 million Medicare beneficiaries. That is 1 out of every 5 people on Medicare today. On this CME webcast, we are going to introduce you to the Accountable Care Organization: why they exist, how they work, and whether you should participate in one. Joining our moderator in the studio are ACO experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Randy Wexler is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine. Also, we have Dr. Gail Grever who is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: better UNDERSTAND the cost reasons behind value based health care; UNDERSTAND the variations of value based reimbursement; DISCUSS elements necessary for success of an ACO; and better UNDERSTAND definition of Accountable Care Organizations.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • HMOs versus ACOs
  • When should you expect to get an end of the year shared savings bonus
  • How baseline patient population characteristics affect the probability of an ACO’s success
  • Characteristics of a successful ACO structure
  • The role of the electronic medical record in an ACO
  • ACOs and commercial insurance companies
  • How are patients assigned to an ACO
  • Whether being in an ACO restricts a patient’s choice of doctors?

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.