PennCME/BestPractice Offers You …


Here are 6 different ways in which you can earn CME credits:

  • Clinical Reviews are case-based reviews (including Areas of Basic Competence) that present critical areas of competence and knowledge in an organized, coherent learning pathway along with practical approaches to achieving best practices.
  • Hot Topics are brief, case-based updates that present clinical or practice challenges.
  • Minicases are CME-accredited interactive clinical encounters or series of encounters, typically taking about 10-15 minutes, in which you interact with an on-screen virtual patient and/or with colleagues and learn by getting feedback about your choices.
  • Simulations act as cockpit simulators for clinicians. You are the clinician seeing a patient in your office, with all choices available to you —
    •    You are given medical hisotry and chief complaint; you trhen order tests, diagnose and treat.
    •    Next, you get feedback based on an extensive knowledge base of medical literature and clinical guidelines.
    •    Throughout, you can access clinical guidelines and literature on clinical management.
  • Point-of-Care Search  provides links to quick answers to your specific clinical questions on any topic.
  • Performance Improvement CME  allows you compare care of your patients to your peers, national goals, and practice guidelines, set goals for improvement, make clinical and systems improvements, and measure the change.


Resources to improve your practice through team building and patient empowerment

  • Analyze your practice -- Use tools to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Improve patient compliance -- Create chronic disease care plans and followup mechanisms
  • Use staff more effectively -- Encourage clinical and office staff to use the Staff Resource Center to improve clinical and practice knowledge and skills
  • Educate your patients -- Send them to the Patient Resource Center to learn about being a partner in care and about their chronic diseases, via an easy-to-use email referral
  • Move toward a “new” type of practice -- Learn what a Patient Centered Medical Home is, and how your practice can become one


How To Tutorial on Using PennCME/BestPractice

Three, 2-minute videos demonstrate the major features of PennCME/BestPractice, so that you can get a quick overview of the goals and benefits of using this site for more effective and efficient care. Click on any one to get started:

Welcome to your new educational home

Minicases and Simulations

Patient care improvement

All About the PennCME/BestPractice

Read the inside story of how content is developed, organized, and presented, to help you achieve actionable learning applied to achieve positive results with your practice and your patients. Learn about the leadership of PennCME/BestPractice and its advisors.

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