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The Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at Legacy Health provides
medical professionals with the highest quality of continuing medical
education programs for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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About CME Portal

Legacy Health Continuing Medical Education has implemented a CME Portal for users to view any upcoming CME activities, claim their CME credit, and view or print certificates and transcripts from Legacy Health CME certified education.

  1. New Sign-in with email address and password

    With the new CME Portal page, the 5-digit Provider Number used by credentialed medical staff will no longer be required for signing in. Sign in will use an email address and password. There is a "Forgot Password" feature to reset your password. If you are unsure of what email address is on file, please email us at CMERequests@lhs.org or call 503-413-3401 for assistance.

  2. Activities are organized by Specialty 

    To find an event, use the Navigation Menu and click on the Specialty name to choose either “Upcoming Activities” or “Claim Credit for Activities”. A “Search” field is available to filter events by keyword. If an activity applies to multiple specialties, please look under “All Other Specialties”. If an event cannot be found under any of the specialties, please contact us for assistance 

  3. New User Guides and QR CodesTM

    The User Guides section has downloadable instructions and other information (Claim Credit Instructions and CME Portal FAQ). The Claim Credit Instructions include a universal QR CodeTM to the CME Portal’s “Featured Activities” page. A unique specialty specific code is available upon request for use on activity announcements, flyers, PowerPoint slides, etc. The specialty specific code will direct users to the claim credit site for that specialty. If you are interested in this option, contact your CMEServices Coordinator or email us at CMERequests@lhs.org.

About CME

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Legacy Health Continuing Medical Education provides a robust CME program to meet the educational needs of physicians and allied health care professionals on a local and regional level. Legacy Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ACCME has recognized Legacy Health's exemplary CME program by awarding it Accreditation with Commendation.   

Our CME programs 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 lifelong learning and continuing professional development (CPD).

The format used to deliver these activities include: 

  • Regularly scheduled series (departmental grand rounds, tumor boards, case conferences)
  • Single and multi-day conferences
  • Webinars
  • Internet Searching and Learning

Mission

Continuing Medical Education at Legacy Health seeks to provide high-quality, evidence-based educational opportunities that are designed to advance physicians’ competence, enhance practice performance, and/or improve patient outcomes.

Content areas

Content will be based on strategically focused knowledge gaps, 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.

Target audience

Legacy CME activities will focus on the needs of Legacy affiliated physician staff, and the physician involved 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 provide 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 (didactic, case based conferences, and journal clubs), single and multi-day conferences, enduring materials, and internet point-of-care learning.

Expected results

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. An annual overall evaluation of the CME program will be conducted to guide on-going improvements.

Approved by the LH CME Committee 3/11/20

CME Committee

The Legacy Health Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee is responsible for overseeing CME across the system.  The committee provides leadership and support for CME programs in order to enhance physician training, improve healthcare outcomes and ensure compliance with the accreditation criteria established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Legacy Health CME Committee Members 2020

Meetings are held quarterly (Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec), the 2nd Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:00 am.

Committee Chair
Ellen Duplain, M.D.

Committee Members
Sumeeth Bhat, MD
Ellen Duplain, M.D.
Gregory Hallas, M.D.
Jennifer LeTourneau, D.O.
James McCord, MD
Beth Smith, D.O.

 

Point of Care CME

Point-of-Care (POC) learning is an approved CME activity in which the clinician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice. The desired outcome of this activity is that in asking clinical questions at the point of care that can be answered using electronic Library resources, clinicians will see a change in their knowledge, competence, or performance that can be applied to their practice. Providers may complete this activity multiple times, on different clinical questions. 

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Traveling CME

With Traveling CME, we bring the speaker and topic of choice to your clinic. We cover a range of topics to help keep you up-to-date on the latest research, practice guidelines and technology to better serve your patients. Download our traveling CME brochure.

Note: Due to COVID-19, Traveling CME is currently unavailable. To discuss future opportunities, please contact one of our physician liasons.

Contact a Physician Liason

Online CME

Online CME is certified continuing medical education designed by Legacy Health where clinicians can engage in online learning relevant to their clinical practice that fits their pace and schedule. Online CME is available in a variety of formats, including computer modules, podcasts, print materials, and pre-recorded presentations. 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How do I claim my CME credit?
A: To Claim Credit visit the CME Portal and locate the activity you attended under Specialty on the navigation menu (or search to filter activities list by keyword). Activities are listed in ascending order. When you locate your activity, click the “Sign In to Claim Credit” button to access the Sign-In window.  Sign-in with an email address and password. Note: The 5-digit Provider Number is no longer required for signing in. To download instructions on how to claim credit for CME activities, click here (PDF)

Q: What if I forget my password or don't know what email address I used?
A: There is a feature to reset your password.  Select this option to have an Email Code sent to you. Reset your password using letters, numbers, symbols, or capital letters to create a strong passcode. If you are unsure of what email address is on file, please contact us at CMERequests@lhs.org or 503-413-3401 for assistance. 

Q: How do I update my CME profile?
A: Click here to update your CME Online Profile. Then click on the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner and follow the steps to log in. Upon successful sign in, view the navigation menu on the left and select “My Profile”. On this page you can update your password, email address, contact information, and physicians can add their board certification details. Be sure to click the “Save Profile” button to save your changes. 
 
NOTE: With the new CME Portal, the 5-digit Provider Number is no longer required for signing in. Sign-in is with an email address and password.  

Q: How do I access my CME transcript?
ALegacy Health Continuing Medical Education has a new CME Portal to view and print a CME transcript.  
 
Click here to sign-in using an email address and password to request a copy of your “Transcript/Credit History.”  Enter the date range you wish to view and follow the steps to print or save a PDF of the transcript.  
  
NOTE: With the new CME Portal, the 5-digit Provider Number is no longer required for signing in. Sign-in is with an email address and password.  

Q: Where can I find my certificate(s)?
A: Click here to sign-in to view your Certificates. Then click on the “Sign In” button in the upper right corner and follow the steps to log in. Upon a successful sign in, view the navigation menu on the left and select “Transcript/Credit History”. View your list of Earned Credits and Certificates, clicking on the “Print Certificate” button for the event you are seeking. A “Search” field is available if you don’t see the event right away.

Q: Who can be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™?
A: Only physicians are eligible to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  The AMA defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

Q: May nonphysicians be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™?
A: No. Nonphysician health professionals and other participants may not be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  However, accredited CME providers may issue documentation of participation to nonphysicians that states the activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Q: Can residents and fellows receive CME credit?
A: CME credit is intended for licensed and practicing physicians.  Residents and fellows are technically able to receive the credit, but may have little use for it until they become fully licensed practitioners.

Q: What kind of programs can be approved for CME Credit?
A: Almost any activity that can be used to "maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession" can be approved for credit.  The needs assessment is required by the Legacy Health CME office for approval generally justifies the activity.