The Department of Continuing Medical Education at Legacy Health seeks to provide high-quality, evidence-based educational opportunities that are designed to advance physician competence, enhance practice performance, and/or improve patient outcomes. Legacy CME is committed to promoting and facilitating physician life-long learning and continuing professional development (CPD).
Content will be based on quality and patient safety initiatives, practical evidence, examples of best clinical practice and Maintenance of Certification guidelines directed to a broad variety of medical conditions and innovations in practice and/or procedures and specialty program certifications. The content of each activity will support one or more of the ACGME, ABMS, or IOM Professional competencies.
Legacy CME activities will focus on the needs of Legacy affiliated physicians, and the interdisciplinary teams within which they practice. Additional identified learners include house staff and community physicians, as well as physicians in selected distant sites. In addition, we will jointly sponsor CME activities with non-profit organizations, and provider-based organizations such as physician organizations, rural hospitals and physician practices.
Types of activities provided
Legacy CME activities will be offered via live programs and electronic transmissions to medical facilities primarily throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. Educational activities will include regularly scheduled series, single and multi-day conferences, enduring materials, case-based conferences, procedural skills training, and jointly sponsored programs.
The expected result of Legacy CME educational activities is to improve physician knowledge, competence and/or performance in practice that leads to improvement in patient outcomes. We will measure changes using a variety of evaluation methods: post session surveys that ask for a commitment to change practice/behavior; skills-based testing; posttests; or 6-month post session evaluations that elicit self-declared changes in clinical practice. Legacy CME will provide evaluation summaries to each presenter to improve their educational skills. We will also provide an annual evaluation of the CME program to guide on-going improvements.
Approved by the LH CME Committee 6/13