DKBmed and Johns Hopkins extend popular eLiterature Review® series to primary care
This peer-reviewed activity is designed to improve primary care practice in the prevention and management of commonly seen chronic diseases in topics such as HIV, diabetes and pulmonology.
"Enhancing clinicians' knowledge about HIV screening and PrEP, treatment options in diabetes, and COPD diagnosis and management can truly improve patient outcomes," explained Dean Beals, president and CEO of DKBmed. "The topics covered in ePrimaryCare Review will address these areas to close knowledge gaps."
To register for the program and earn CME credit, visit http://epcpreview.org.
The inaugural volume of ePrimaryCare Review, with four newsletters and four paired podcasts, covers several important topics:
• Prevention of HIV infection in high-risk individuals through highly effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
• Management of type 2 diabetes in elderly patients to reduce risk of hypoglycemia
• Individualized selection of medication for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, based on guidelines, comorbidities, patient preferences, and other important factors
• Guidelines for diagnosis and management of COPD
"ePrimaryCare Review is a time-saving tool for primary care providers, who see many patients with various acute and chronic illnesses throughout the day. ePrimaryCare Review summarizes relevant research pertaining to commonly seen chronic diseases so that clinicians can remain up to date while caring for their patients," said Mr. Beals.
The entire eLiterature Review series, including ePrimaryCare review, is accessible online and through subscribers' mobile devices. The program boasts more than 50,000 subscribers. eLiterature Review emails are opened, on average, 74% of the time; 82% of participants have reported that the topics covered are applicable to their clinical practice needs, and 62% reported making practice changes based on what they learned through eLiterature Review.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Funding for the program is provided by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
DKBmed is an integrated continuing medical education company operated by a team of medical education experts. DKBmed provides health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified knowledge and practice gaps with the goal of improving patient health.
Working with accredited providers, DKBmed develops innovative educational programs and quality improvement initiatives and specializes in bringing new learning methodologies to the CME landscape. To date, DKBmed has developed a number of quality improvement projects in pain management, HIV, depression, and diabetic eye disease. DKBmed was also an early adopter of case scenarios with recorded and live actors, TED/DKBmed Talks, 3D animation, webcasts, podcasts, email, and smartphone applications for clinicians and patients. These forward-thinking approaches enable health care professionals to learn using state-of-the-
DKBmed's programs are accessible through the company's web site (www.dkbmed.com). They reach more than 50,000 health care professionals in programs including pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, infectious disease, viral hepatitis, dermatology, ophthalmology, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, nephrology, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, depression, eating disorders, and pain management.