Continuing medical education
Applying best practices
Numerous studies have shown that a patient’s primary healthcare experience and, to some extent, their healthcare outcomes are largely dependent upon provider and member interactions. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has an online learning site called My Diverse Patients that offers insights on how to communicate with your diverse Healthy Blue member population. Through the use of compelling real-life stories that convey practical strategies for implementing patient care, providers learn how to apply best practices.
Continue your learning
As more CME/CEU courses become available you can find them here.
Want to learn more?
We offer a variety of training opportunities for Healthy Blue providers in North Carolina but there are additional ways to earn CME/CEU credits. You can expand your knowledge with various organizations that want what we want—to improve the health of our community.
The UNC ECHO for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) project and MUSC host ECHO clinics which offer live, web-based learning sessions to engage and converse about case presentations. Check out their clinic calendars to gain free CME credits and better serve our members.
Improving the Patient Experience
What Matters Most: Improving the Patient Experience can be accessed using your smartphone, tablet or computer. Providers may apply their completion of the course toward continuing medical education (CME) credit certification. The training has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to one prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
*This curriculum is available at no cost to providers and their clinical staff nationwide.
**This Enduring Material activity, What Matters Most: Improving the Patient Experience, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins May 1, 2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
How will this benefit you and your office staff?
You will learn tips and techniques to:
- Improve communication skills
- Build patient trust and commitment
- Expand your knowledge of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey
CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Like you, Blue Cross NC is committed to improving the patient experience in all interactions, and we are proud to work collaboratively with our provider network to provide support and tools to reach our goal.
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