Disclosures: The authors report none.
The integrated Joslin performance improvement/CME program: A new paradigm for better diabetes care†
Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, and the Council on CME, Association for Hospital Medical Education
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 57–63, Winter 2011
How to Cite
Brown, J. A., Beaser, R. S., Neighbours, J. and Shuman, J. (2011), The integrated Joslin performance improvement/CME program: A new paradigm for better diabetes care. J. Contin. Educ. Health Prof., 31: 57–63. doi: 10.1002/chp.20101
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 21 MAR 2011
- performance improvement;
- primary care
Ongoing continuing medical education is an essential component of life-long learning and can have a positive influence on patient outcomes. However, some evidence suggests that continuing medical education has not fulfilled its potential as a performance improvement (PI) tool, in part due to a paradigm of CME that has focused on the quantity of continuing medical education credits attained rather than the quality of outcomes. The Joslin Diabetes Center has undertaken a new performance-based CME program model that offers performance improvement and continuing medical education as a unified entity that is convenient and accessible for the overburdened primary care physician. This paper describes the origins of the Joslin Professional Educational Continuum as well as its infrastructure and intended outcomes.