B2B: Endocrine and Dermatology

Practicing EBM is important in today’s health care environment because this model of care offers clinicians a way to enrich quality, provide patient satisfaction, reduce costs and improve outcomes. A common implementation of EBM involves the use of clinical practice algorithms during medical decision making to encourage optimal care. This widely recognized practice is designed to address the persistent problem of clinical practice variation with the help of actionable information at the point of care. The goal of this series is to rapidly transition high-quality clinical research into daily practice and thereby reduce the delivery of low-value care. Current literature will be reviewed to enable health care professionals to put new EBM into practice.

This activity, part of the Optimal Care – B2B program, will address EBM practices in the management of endocrine and dermatology.

Provider
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial support
This activity is supported by OptumCare.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals (HCPs).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of EBM in the management of endocrine and dermatology.
  • Describe the role of  EBM as a means to reducing costs, improving quality, patient satisfaction and outcomes in diabetes, thyroid disease and dermatologic conditions.
  • State the optimal progression of pharmacotherapy classes in type 2 diabetes.
  • Review the rationale of active surveillance of papillary thyroid cancer.
  • State the primary care provider role in management of skin cancer.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
Activity opens: 
11/08/2018
Activity expires: 
11/08/2020
Rating: 
0

Faculty/Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Ken Cohen, MD, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
New West Physicians

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Lori Fuller
Education Manager
Clinical Performance, OptumCare

Tania M. Miedico, MD
Medical Director
Clinical Performance, OptumCare

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 0.50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credit. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
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