Spring 2018 Newsletter - New! HIMSS NorCal Now Offers CMEs at Select Events Starting May 2018

By Cindy Zheng-Huang, Education Committee

Medical discoveries and methods of healthcare delivery are advancing rapidly, and medical practices are being impacted by these breakthroughs. Physicians, nurses, and clinical and health IT professionals are on an exciting and overwhelming stage with all the information available today. With the current state of healthcare, being informed of best practices with respect to new healthcare technology is critical to the continuing education of medical professionals so that these new approaches can be adopted to improve health outcomes.

Physicians must earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to meet the requirements of state medical boards, medical specialty societies, specialty boards, hospital medical staff, the Joint Commission, insurance groups, etc. Likewise, earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is required for professionals like nurses with certificates or licenses. The quantity of required CME or CEU credits varies by state and specialty. To meet the requirements to earn CMEs or CEUs, all educational activities that a professional participates in need to be given by accredited providers.

With HIMSS Northern California CME/CEU qualified events, you can rest assured that you will be learning from leading industry professionals. You will also meet stakeholders of organizations that are using these technologies in their delivery systems so you can understand their immediate application in industry.

The 2018 ePatient Summit on May 3 at UCSF Mission Bay is HIMSS Northern California’s first CME qualified event. The Summit has been planned and implemented following the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint partnership between Marin General Hospital and HIMSS Northern California. The ePatient Summit is approved for four AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and for three CEUs through the California Board of Registered Nurses.

At HIMSS Northern California, we strive to build and deliver quality and qualified programs for our community of healthcare and IT professionals.

We hope to see you at the ePatient Summit!

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