Outside Factors that Influence CPD Design
Conference Presentation: Destination: Patient Outcomes – Our Journey to Improving Patient Care
Designing CPD That Improves Patient Care: Insights From a Practicing Oncologist
Monday, January 22
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Del Lago 3-4
Physician Credits: 1.0
Nursing CE Credits: 1.0
Pharmacy Credits: 1.0
ACPE UAN: 0809-9999-18-074-L04-P (Knowledge)
CHCP Exam Designation: CHCP Professional Exam
Ann Lichti, CHCP
Vice President of Outcomes, Compliance, and Accreditation
Physicians' Education Resource, LLC
Cranbury, New Jersey
Chandler Park, MD, FACP
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
University of Kentucky College of Medicine/Markey Cancer Center Molecular Tumor Board
Radcliff , Kentucky
CPD is increasingly tasked with yielding changes in physician performance, enhanced patient health, and quality improvement outcomes. From follow up surveys and focus groups to EHR data, CPD providers use a variety of tactics to gain this information post-activity. However, providers often overlook:
- The differences in educational needs of fellows compared with physicians who are established in clinical practice
- The time point at which a physician considers adopting a strategy they learned in a CPD activity
- What is realistic for to expect in terms of physician behavior change
- The clinical realities physicians face that impact the effectiveness of our CPD activities
As CPD providers, it is important for us to know how much CPD factors into a physician’s daily life in the clinic. For example, over one third of fellow physicians have worked in private practice independently as a hospitalist physician, primary care physician, or both before fellowship. Therefore they are already used to participating in regular CPD activities as attending physicians and using CPD to maintain their medical licenses. This results in different needs for education for each physician subgroup. Understanding these unique educational needs, as well as the differences in learning preferences for veteran physicians, fellows, and those just beginning to practice, are essential for CPD providers.
CPD providers' own continuing professional development activities focus a lot on skills that we must develop as educators – from navigating the complex regulatory compliance realities, and designing effective educational formats, to measuring educational, clinical, and patient-related outcomes. It is also just as important for CE professionals of all levels to know how to personalize education to more- and less-experienced learners in order to make us better partners in education for physicians of all different experience levels.
This learning lab will teach participants how physicians’ clinical realities impact everything from CPD design, content, and outcomes, and how to partner more effectively with them to design educational interventions that yield higher levels of outcomes.
This will be of particular interest to those CPD providers who do not work in a clinical setting. Attendees will hear perspectives about the future of CPD (via an archived Q&A session) from a practicing oncologist.
- Recognize the clinical realities faced by different types of practicing physicians that impact likelihood of
attendance/participation in CPD.
- Identify the clinical nuances that impact the outcomes of CPD on physician learning, change, and patient care.
- Identify challenges physicians face when providers seek self-reported behavior change outcomes data.