The purpose of the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center CME program is to maintain, develop, and increase the knowledge, skills, and performance that professional staff members use to provide quality services to patients, the public and/or the profession, in accordance with established accreditation standards for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the Mission and Values of Providence St. Joseph Health. In keeping with the tradition and mission of Providence, the requirements of Assembly Bill 1195, and the IMQ Cultural/Linguistic Competency Standard, CME activities will include elements of cultural and/or linguistic competency and, where applicable, content related to health disparities.
The content areas of the CME effort shall include the care issues relative to patients admitted to our medical center and cared for within our community. CME content includes basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, pharmacology, behavioral medicine, risk management, medical/legal topics and medical leadership development. The CME Program supports the clinical departments with respect to quality improvement activities and, as an integral member of the quality improvement team, the CME Program will provide hospital-wide departmental educational support. Activities are designed to have measurable outcomes which are evaluated to determine the effectiveness of the activities.
Potential participants include primary care physicians, specialists, sub-specialists, psychologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in a community hospital setting. Other potential participants include ancillary staff who work with physicians in multi-disciplinary healthcare efforts and administrative personnel who hold leadership positions and have an interest in Continuing Medical Education.
Types of Activities
The activities offered utilize varied formats including didactic presentations, panel discussions, case presentations, small group study, regularly scheduled series such as prospective tumor boards and cardiology case conferences, and participant and faculty exchange. An internet website offers accredited activities for physicians and other health care professionals as an enduring material.
Activities are designed to have measurable outcomes which are evaluated to determine the effectiveness of the activities in meeting identified educational needs in knowledge, competence, or performance and in changing competence, performance or patient outcomes. In 2020, the PSJMC CME Program will continue to align educational priorities with quality and safety goals of Providence Joseph Medical Center and Providence St. Joseph Health, including reduction in hospital-acquired infections, reduction in sepsis mortality, and focus on mental health.