Medical Education

Types of Activities

Multiple types of CME will be offered including Regularly Scheduled Series, live symposia, web-based
education, simulation activities, and live teleconferences.  In an effort to accommodate the diverse
learning styles of physicians, education is provided through simulation, didactic, interactive, case-based,
web-based and journal-based formats.  Riverside will also jointly sponsor activities to work
collaboratively with the community.

Expected Results

The overall CME Program will ensure physicians are advancing their medical knowledge and
competence, developing their teaching skills, improving their performance in practice, and/or improving
patient outcomes.  Metrics for determining the achievement of the expected results may include:


Competence: Pre-/Post-activity self-assessments to measure knowledge acquisition, ability to
apply strategy to a practice situation using the knowledge gained, and/or increased confidence
levels.

Performance: Identifying intentions to change their practice as a result of the content conducted
immediately following intervention, with follow-up surveys 30-90 days post-activity to determine
whether new behaviors were incorporated as intended.

Patient Outcomes:  Collaborate with Process Improvement, Patient Safety and/or other areas to
identify educational opportunities for physicians regarding initiatives as documented by
Riverside/OhioHealth indicators and review for changes post-intervention(s).


The results of these assessments will be analyzed to determine if the expected results were achieved. 
Riverside's CME Program will be evaluated to determine overall achievement of its mission, compliance
with the Criteria for Accreditation, improvements to be made, and the results of prior improvement
recommendations.

Approved:
CME Committee:  10/03/08               
Medical Executive Committee: 11/12/08      
Quality of Care Committee of the Board:  11/19/08