The program will train current and future clinicians on how to integrate digital medicine into clinical care and practice
BOSTON, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), Rocky Vista University (RVU) College of Medicine and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) have launched a new library of Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses as foundational training for practicing clinicians in order to learn how to effectively and efficiently take advantage of new digital technologies. approaches to patient care. The Digital Health CME certificate consists of eight digital health modules, which clinicians can now enroll in here.
“As digital medicine rapidly progresses to become just medicine, a knowledge gap has emerged among our healthcare professionals. A new set of skills is needed to deliver this new form of care, and we feel responsible to deploy these knowledge,” says Smit Patel, Head of Innovation at DiMe. “We hope this program will educate and encourage current and future healthcare professionals to embrace digital medicine, bring new benefits to the profession, and ultimately help reshape healthcare to work better. for patients and clinicians.”
To create the content and curriculum for the CME, DiMe guided and oversaw the direction of the work, which was then completed by RVU Digital Health Track medical students and reviewed by RVU faculty members. ACOFP, a professional medical association that represents more than 18,000 family physicians, residents, and osteopathic students across the United States, led the accreditation and hosts the courses on its platform. The eight modules consist of:
- Introduction to digital health
- Evaluation frameworks for technology selection for patients and clinics
- Best practices in telemedicine
- Artificial intelligence in healthcare
- Integrating digital health technologies into clinical care
- Defense of patients’ rights in digital health
- Consumer health informatics
- Health Equity and Ethics in the Digital Age
“There’s a reason we chose this as DiMe’s first foray into the educational space. We specifically wanted to partner with future providers to define what good looks like for the future of clinical care,” says Jennifer Goldbag, CEO of DiMe. “As the first osteopathic medical school in the United States to integrate a Digital Health Track (DHT) into medical education, RVU was the perfect partner for this project.”
“In the hope of improving patient safety and health outcomes in the rapidly expanding digital age, a collection of innovative continuing medical education modules have been designed in partnership with the Digital Medicine Society. Each module aims to improve physician comfort with complex concepts such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and other diverse new implications emerging in digital health,” says Danica Cecil UjanoRVU II osteopathic medicine student.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for physicians to adapt to telemedicine, and while we’ve come this far, there’s still more to learn in this space,” says the president of the ACOFP Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP. “Digital health is the future of medicine, and this certificate program will take us one step further in reinventing the delivery of healthcare and meeting the needs of our patients as they evolve.”
While education has always been a core business of DiMe, this is the non-profit organization’s first foray into developing and delivering a formal training course. DiMe is currently working on another course offering, to be announced later this year, that will help educate the field, through audiences, to enable advancements in digital medicine. To learn more about the Digital Health CME course/program, Click here.
About the Society for Digital Medicine: The Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) is the professional society serving the digital medicine community, driving scientific advancement and wide acceptance of digital medicine to improve public health. At DiMe, our commitment to fully integrating experts from all disciplines that make up digital medicine is unwavering. From regulators to hackers, ethicists to engineers, and clinicians to citizen scientists, we are proud to welcome all experts committed to ensuring that digital medicine realizes its full potential to improve human health. Join us!
About Rocky Vista University (RVU):
RVU is a health science university based in Parker, Colorado and Ivins, UT. RVU was founded in 2006 and opened in August 2008, enrolling students in its four-year degree program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at the Undergraduate College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM). The Ivins campus enrolled its first class in 2017. RVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association. RVUCOM is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). RVU has also added a Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MSBS) and Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program to its Colorado location. Rocky Vista University provides quality health care education while inspiring students to serve with compassion, integrity, and excellence. For more information, visit www.rvu.edu.
About the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP):
Founded in 1950, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) is a community of more than 18,000 current and future family physicians that upholds the principles of osteopathy and supports its members by providing resources such as education , networking and advocacy, while putting patients first. ACOFP provides its members with training and resources that enable them to adapt to new models of care and rapidly changing government policies. For more information, visit www.acofp.org.
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SOURCE Society for Digital Medicine (DiMe)