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Optimal Outcomes

Outcomes Optimal

Developing CME is becoming more complex as traditional lectures are giving way to more innovative educational design.

We thrive in this environment by keeping our goal simple and consistent: design education that improves your knowledge, competency, performance, and ultimately, patient care.

To do that, we ask ourselves two critical questions everyday: how do we know if the education we provide is retained and applied to your practice? And how do we know that "knowledge transfers" will impact patient care and clinical outcomes?

To address these key questions, we have developed a standardized set of outcomes assessment tools to quantitatively and qualitatively measure the effect of all of our activities, from immediate knowledge gained to applied behavior change months after the intervention, to the resulting impact on patients.

Using the Davis Six Level Outcomes-based CME Evaluation Model* as our outcomes methodology, Med-IQ measures and reports on:

  • Participation (Davis Level 1) – demographic data collected through registration and CME/CE evaluations
  • Satisfaction (Level 2) – the degree to which the activity met participants’ expectations
  • Learning (Level 3) – the extent to which learners are able to identify or recognize immediate changes in knowledge, competency, or beliefs
  • Performance (Level 4) – the extent to which learners are able to apply sustained changes in knowledge, competency, or beliefs to their practice behavior
  • Patient Health (Level 5) – the degree to which practice changes affect patient health status With appropriate collaborative partnerships, Med-IQ will incorporate Population Health (Level 6) into our outcomes measurement process.

*Davis, D. Barnes, BE, & Fox, R (2003). The Continuing Professional Development of Physicians, From Research to Research to Practice. Practice. AMA Press. P.251