When developing our activities, CMEology begins with the identification of practice gaps that result in suboptimal patient outcomes. Gaps may be identified in peer reviewed studies, data from the CDC, WHO, NQF, or AHRQ, epidemiologic and outcomes studies, hospital quality studies, data from previous activities, surveys, interviews, self-reported patient data, and societal trends. Relevance and value are critical aspects in determining if an activity should be initiated.
Value = (Validity x Practice Relevance)/Effort of Implementation
When designing an educational intervention we consider the identified practice gaps and how they relate to principles of adult learning, the learner stage, and evidence for efficacy of the intervention type.
Below is a representative sample of our activities.