On-line Education Discusses Hypertension Update

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Discusses Hypertension Update. Our understanding of blood pressure has come a long way since Reverend Hales first cannulated the artery of a horse. And what constitutes a normal blood pressure continues to evolve with new definitions of normal published just 5 months ago. Here to bring us up to date on the new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Aaron Friedberg.

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: APPROPRIATELY define & diagnose hypertension in adults; and APPROPRIATELY manage hypertension in adults in the outpatient setting.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The definition of hypertension
  • Treatment of hypertension
  • When to recheck
  • Anti-hypertensive medication dosing strategies
  • When to admit

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.