The Linking Approach to Education from Gap Analysis to Outcomes
Med Learning Group, a division of Ultimate Medical Academy, is a full-service accredited medical education company. Med Learning Group focuses on developing and implementing continuing education that improves healthcare practitioners’ ability to provide optimal care to their patients. Our goal is to provide high-quality education that is designed to deliver the highest level of outcomes for not only the practitioner, but also the patient. Med Learning Group has expertise in developing both live and online activities that are innovative, case-based, interactive and patient-centric in nature.
Med Learning Group Awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
Med Learning Group has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in all criteria and the accreditation policies. The ACCME commends Med Learning Group for meeting the ACCME accreditation requirements and for demonstrating that we are a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians and patients that we serve. We have demonstrated an engagement with our environment in support of physician learning and change that is a part of a system for quality improvement.
ACCME Accreditation with Commendation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Med Learning Group provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports US health care quality improvement.
The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.
36th Annual Telly Award Winners
Med Learning Group has been awarded four 2015 Telly Awards. In its 36th year of competition, the Tellys are the premier awards honoring the finest film and video productions, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional and cable TV programs.
MLG’s awards are for quality online education and use of high definition 3D technology to strengthen the learning experience. In 2013, MLG began developing CME activities with 3D animations, providing the learner the opportunity to view a simulation of what is happening in the patient’s body from multiple viewpoints. These animations engage learners, facilitate comprehension, and stimulate recall. Its 3D programming also won a People’s Choice Telly, which is based on voting by the general public. Med Learning Group also won a Telly in education for its CME programming focused on health literacy, which launched in 2013. Structured like the popular CBS program 60 Minutes, MLG’s Treatment Minutes includes a panel of experts in health literacy, including a representative from AHRQ, who discuss the health literacy epidemic. Patient-physician vignettes interspersed throughout the program help learners apply health literacy management strategies to real-life situations. MLG also recently published a White Paper focusing on this activity and discusses how CME programs like this one contribute to the priorities of the National Quality Strategy.
With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Winners represent the best work of the most respected production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “Med Learning Group’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
The award winning 3D program and health literacy program can be accessed below.
Example of our 3-D Videos
Med Learning Group White Papers
“Using Virtual Technology to Advance CME’s Role in Today’s Healthcare Environment”
By: Matthew Frese, Christina Gallo, Andrew Grzybowski, Mazi Rasulnia, and Lauren Welch
The continuing medical education (CME) industry constantly faces the challenge of engaging learners in a manner that facilitates recall and advances practice change. There are new and innovative uses of technologies that provide a more diverse and immersive learning experience, which has the potential to improve CME outcomes. As Dr. Lila Davachi and her colleagues point out, dopamine is an important neurochemical in terms of capturing an individual’s attention, and “varying learning techniques provides additional novelty that can help raise dopamine levels to keep the learner’s attention in the learning environment.”1 In particular, by projecting participants inside a patient’s body and forcing learners to use a variety of senses at once, virtual technologies can better hold their attention, improve their comprehension, and facilitate their recall compared with strictly didactic lessons.
Some of these technologies include virtual reality (VR). VR is “an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (as sights and sounds) provided by a computer and in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment.”2 VR is currently applied in a variety of ways in the healthcare industry, such as helping surgeons visualize a surgery, aiding chronic patients in relaxation, allowing long-term patients to participate in outside activities, supporting rehabilitation of traumatized nervous systems, making repetitive motion exercised more fun, to name a few uses
“Health Literacy and the Pivotal Role of CME in the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Healthcare”
By: Matthew Frese, Christina Gallo, Andrew Grzybowski, Lori Hall, Helen Kostarides, and Lauren Welch
Each day in this country, adults confront health decisions that may have life-changing consequences. However, our ability to obtain and understand health information is severely inadequate. In fact, nearly nine out of ten adults in the United States have difficulty using health information that is routinely available.
We at Med Learning Group consider the current poor state of health literacy an epidemic that demands our collective attention. Without addressing the low health-literacy rate in the United States, we will not be able to provide the optimal quality of healthcare that all of us in the health professions are striving to achieve. We also believe that managing health literacy is integral to fulfilling the objectives of the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
Med Learning Group Collaborations
“Discovering Optimal Treatment Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes:
An EHR-Enabled Curriculum Focused on Clinical Performance Improvement,”
Med Learning Group’s enduring, online initiative developed in partnership with RealCME, a HealthCourse company, and Humedica, an Optum Company, has been accepted through the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) pathway and is eligible for 20 points towards the Self-Evaluation of Practice Assessment requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
This Performance Improvement-CME program seeks to support and encourage a collaborative relationship between providers and patients and to efficiently develop treatment regimes targeted at patients’ individual glycemic needs, priorities and preferences.
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