CMS Physician Registry opens June 1st

May 13th, 2014

It is almost time to register with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) so that physicians can be made aware of possible payments in their name from industry. CMS has announced that their system will be open for physicians to register starting on June 1, 2014. The Johns Hopkins Office of CME strongly encourages all physicians to register so that you can be made aware of any payments claimed to have been made in your name and more importantly, so that you can use the established procedure for disputing a claim during the short time window that presently has been established.

Stay tuned for more information as CMS releases it.

The CMS website:
http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/National-Physician-Payment-Transparency-Program/Physicians.html

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Hopkins CME An ae4Q Site

April 15th, 2014

In an effort to continue to bridge the gap between quality initiatives and education, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) created the Aligning and Educating for Quality (ae4Q) program. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) joined the ranks in becoming an ae4Q site in March 2014.

As an ae4Q site, OCME plans to expand its integration of quality metrics in the planning and assessment of CME activities, and use evidence-based interventions in activities such as regularly scheduled series (RSSs). This recognition provides opportunities for CME to continue to partner with the Armstrong Institute, and Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education departments. In addition, we look forward to participating collaboratively in the Ae4Q community.
For additional information about the ae4Q program, visit
ae4Q Sites.

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HEAD AND NECK ROBOTIC SURGERY CME: Johns Hopkins University offers new CME Symposium

March 17th, 2014

Johns Hopkins Symposium on Head and Neck Robotic Surgery, Adjuvant Therapy and Emerging Technologies
presented by
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

July 24-25, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The field of robotics in head and neck surgery has exploded within the last five years, from only a few institutions in the United States using robotics to their widespread acceptance throughout the world. This two-day activity will bring attendees up-to-date on the state-of-the-art in robotic head and neck surgery, adjuvant therapy and emerging robotic technologies.
Who should attend: This activity is intended for Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Speech Language Pathologists and Robotic/Biomedical Engineers.
We hope you can join us at in Baltimore.
Details: http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx/80033089

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Perioperative Management Celebrates Its 30th Year

February 20th, 2014

Congratulations to Perioperative Management on celebrating its 30th Year! As the established leader in perioperative medicine, this course aims to provide practitioners with the most up-to-date knowledge necessary to deliver effective, evidence based care by affecting health care practices at the level of the individual and the larger health system. We have over 500 clinicians attend every year. Join us!

http://www.hopkinscme.edu/coursedetail.aspx/80031669

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41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics

February 11th, 2014

The Edmund G. Beacham 41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics conference will be held as scheduled, Thursday – Saturday, February 13-15, 2014 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards Hotel, 110 South Eutaw Street. The registration for the Pre-Conference Breakfast Symposium is from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. and the Conference registration is from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

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Happy Holidays!

December 17th, 2013

Best wishes from CME for a safe and happy holiday season!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th, 2013

We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday.

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Looking for your EPIC certificate?

August 21st, 2013

When your certificate is ready to print, we will send an email from hopkinscme@jhmi.edu, letting you know your CME credits have been posted to your Hopkins CME account. The subject line for this email is “Hopkins CME Certificates have been posted for 80030034 EPIC Training Sessions”. Notifications typically go out 90 days after EPIC training is completed.

To date, we have issued 18,462 certificates of the estimated 40,000 we will issue before everyone has been trained on EPIC.

Please keep an eye out for our email, and add hopkinscme@jhmi.edu to your address book/contacts list.

Any questions? – please contact cmetechsupport@jhmi.edu

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Dr. Neil Bressler, 9th JAMA Ophthalmology Editor

July 19th, 2013

The CME office would like to congratulate Dr. Neil Bressler on his appointment as the ninth editor of JAMA Ophthalmology. The monthly publication is internationally acknowledged as an influential peer-reviewed ophthalmology and visual science periodical.

Dr Bressler is the current Chair of the Hopkins CME Advisory Board, and is an active course director for Johns Hopkins CME as well.

For more about Dr Bressler… click here.

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CME Hosts International Program

June 19th, 2013

Our CME office has just finished hosting a contingent of visiting physicians and healthcare executives from across China. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Management Training program for Chinese healthcare executive was a huge success. Almost 30 healthcare executives, the majority of which were physicians, came to Hopkins for a two-day program.

The program included presentations on: hospital and health system administration; health system performance improvement, quality and safety programs; medical insurance; and training and education. On the first morning the program started with a Welcome from Dr. Annette Donawa, the Assistant Dean of CME , Todd Dorman, MD, the Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination and from Health System President, Mr. Ron Peterson.

The formal program then started with a presentation from Dr. Landon King, the Executive Vice Dean, on Hopkins’ rich history, the changing landscape of healthcare in America and how our history and traditions are shaping our response to the changing healthcare environment. The attendees then heard from Mr. Rich Grossi, Senior VP and CFO, on financial issues related to care at an academic medical center and the large role quality and safety is playing at helping to improve care and control cost. That afternoon they heard from Drs. Goeschel and Winters as well as from Ms. Schaab on performance improvement practices and tools, the history of quality and safety at Hopkins and the role the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is playing here at Hopkins and globally.

The second day started with remote viewing of a live surgical procedure narrated by the surgical team led by Dr. Timothy Witham and the attendees spent time in the Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Center (MISTC) learning about robotic surgery and surgical staff training. In the afternoon they learned about developing optimal skills for residents by Drs. Howard Francis and EunMi Park followed by a presentation on medical insurance policies by Keith Vander Kolk, the present acting COO of Johns Hopkins Healthcare, LLC. Finally the attendees were divided into groups who rotated between live narrated video sessions conducted by Dr. Misop Han and tours of some of the new hospital facilities, including one of the adult ICUs.

The program across the two days also included tours of the Hopkins medical campus, the simulation center, MISTC, ICUs and the Cancer research center. Opportunities for open discussion and questions and answers were embedded through the program as well as opportunities for photos.

The program concluded with a final session where all attendees received a certificate and gifts including a framed picture of each individual with President Peterson.

The entire program was facilitated through a relationship with China International Exchange and Promotive Association for medical and healthcare (CPAM) which is a public welfare and non-profit agency governed by the Ministry of Health in China. The office of CME would like to thank CPAM and its team for helping us put on a spectacular two-day program and we hope that this will serve as the beginning of a fertile relationship.

CPAM program slide show

Click here for photos of the Program

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