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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.

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Med Learning Group Awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

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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.

 

 

Montell Williams Shares His Journey with Multiple Sclerosis in Med Learning Group MS Treatment Minutes

(New York City, August 14, 2017) – Montel Williams is partnering with Med Learning Group, a continuing medical education (CME) division of Ultimate Medical Academy, to help educate neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals about the unique challenges diagnosing and treating African Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system.

The course, “MS Treatment Minutes: Considerations for Improving Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Engagement in the African American Population,” is available online through July 25, 2018 via the websites of Med Learning Group, MyCME, the International Association of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC).

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Med Learning Group Presents Outcomes at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology

Med Learning Group was selected to present the outcomes of the DETECT Initiative, a large scale, multifaceted educational series focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Alzheimer’s disease at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Reaching over 18,000 healthcare practitioners across the country, DETECT created a space for collaborations among national and local experts, HCPs, and patient organizations working to support patients and caregivers battling AD.The inclusion of in-practice tools – the DETECT website, 3D toolkits, and personalized posters –facilitated recall and advanced change, particularly by supporting discussion and collaboration among  patients, caregivers and colleagues, activating a variety of stakeholders to actively engage in care. Med Learning Group is also proud to note that DETECT was a finalist for the 2016 Global Impact CME Award. Please find an infographic description of the educational outcomes of DETECT below.

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36th Annual Telly Award Winners

 

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From 2015 through 2016, Med Learning Group has been awarded 11 Telly Awards for its innovative CME programs using stereoscopic effects, 3D animations, and Virtual Reality animations. Programs such as our Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Minutes with Michael J. Fox providing the patient perspective and activities focused on the assessment and management of health literacy have also been awarded Tellys for their use of creative delivery formats to help HCPs focus on patient-centric care.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and national program with the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, educational programs, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected education companies, agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents.

Here is a sample of Telly winners from this year’s Awards: AOL Studios, BET Networks, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Comcast, Conde Nast, DigiDojo, Discovery Communications, ESPN, FleishmanHillard, Fox, HBO, Hearst, HOBO, HuffPost, Indigo Films, IW Group, Microsoft, MLB, NBC, SapientNitro, Story House, Team Coco Digital, The Guardian, The History Channel, Time Warner, Tiny Hero, Trailer Park, Viacom, VML, And WSJ.

“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.”

To learn more about Med Learning Group’s award-winning work in health literacy as well as its use of 3D and VR technology to enhance learners’ engagement, recall, and comprehension, please see our white papers below,”

 

Med Learning Group White Papers

 

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“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

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“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.

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Med Learning Group Collaborations

 

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“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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