Free to clinicians, new feature within the epocrates app addresses industry demand for greater digital continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) options
WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–epocrates, the leading medical reference app that enables prescribers to make confident point-of-care decisions, today announced it has launched a trusted tool for clinicians to easily access personalized CME content. This digital offering features certified educational activities, enabling clinicians to access the top activities in their clinical specialty anywhere, on any device, at any time.
Healthcare professionals require a certain number of CME/CE credits to maintain their licensure. While requirements may vary, including the type and number of credits that need to be completed by occupation and state, it’s critical that all clinicians have easy access to these offerings when they need them. Traditionally, clinicians would often attain CME at in-person medical events and conferences. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person events largely non-existent, escalating the need for more digital and mobile options for CME. epocrates CME will help fill a critical industry need, ensuring clinicians can continue to stay abreast of the latest medical developments to enhance their practices and deliver the highest quality of care.
“Through regular conversations with our clinicians, we have a unique window into their current learning needs. We understood their desire for a CME feature in our app, and are proud to offer this new innovative tool that provides them with the information and activities they need to continue their medical learning. As patient volumes and case loads ramp up, and attention spans are challenged, we’re finding that snackable CME is especially attractive and clinicians are particularly engaged with our short-form image-based learning activities,” said Diane Bartoli, vice president and general manager, epocrates. “By integrating CME into U.S. clinicians’ #1 trusted medical app, it provides them with all of the insight and educational content they are looking for in one place that is tailored to their specialty, their practice, and their unique needs.”
CME is a free feature for epocrates’ more than one million clinicians. From snackable 15-minute activities, to in-depth longer form activities, the flexible CME content offers a variety of course options that are designed for busy clinicians. As a mobile-first platform, these activities are well suited to mobile devices, making it easy for clinicians to learn while commuting, on work breaks, or during their free time. Additionally, the platform accommodates a wide variety of educational formats, such as video, text, and audio. epocrates CME is available for multiple professions including, doctors of medicine (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), and physician assistants (PAs), within all specialties, and CE credits are available for nurse practitioners (NPs) and pharmacists (R.Phs).
For more information about epocrates’ CME offering, please visit: online.epocrates.com/medical-education.
Since 1998, epocrates, an athenahealth company, has served essential, clinical content to more than one million physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Centered around unparalleled drug prescribing and safety information, the app provides fast answers and trusted decision support in seconds at the point of care, enabling clinicians to focus on delivering the most effective and personalized patient care. Our Medical Information team is committed to providing accurate, current, unbiased and clinically relevant information, which is why epocrates has been rated as the #1 medical reference app for over a decade. For more information, please visit: www.epocrates.com.