Med Learning Group Receives 2018 Global CME Impact Award for Its Diabetes Cares Initiative
NEW YORK, May 22, 2018– The Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME) recently presented Med Learning Group with the prestigious 2018 Global CME Impact Award for its CARES Initiative, a multi-faceted CME (Continuing Medical Education) initiative focused on the management of Diabetes.
Reaching more than 4,700 healthcare professionals (HCP), the CARES Initiative’s educational activities successfully increased knowledge of and competence with the latest, evidence-based treatment guidelines and recommendations for Diabetes patients.
Med Learning Group received the award on Friday, May 18, 2018 during the 2018 GAME annual conference in Jersey City, New Jersey. Now in its second year, the Global CME Impact Award recognizes excellence, influence, and achievements by organizations and individuals implementing impactful and innovative CME/Continuing Education (CE) activities that transform healthcare for the greater good.
A panel of six CME / CE professionals selected by GAME and the Global Education Group served on the judging committee to score each entry in six main categories:
- Adult Teaching Methodologies
- Patient Engagement
- Educational Impact
“Med Learning Group is honored to receive this prestigious award,” Vice President of Accreditation and Outcomes at Med Learning Group Lauren Welch said. “The CARES Initiative truly demonstrates the pivotal role CME can play in terms of improved coordination and HCP-patient collaboration in care, through partnerships and the use of learning tools that carry the education into the practice setting.”
The CARES Initiative includes:
- The CARES website (http://caresdiabetes.com/) with HCP and patient education tools;
- A National Summit Series conducted in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
- A Grand Rounds Series with chart audits to measure change in care delivery; and,
- In partnership with Pack Health, the provision of health advisors to patients with Diabetes, resulting in a direct impact on patient outcomes.
The participation of the ADA resulted in more partnerships between local chapters and practicing physicians. Chart audit results indicate a successful conversion of knowledge gains into practice.
Likewise, 115 patients worked with a Pack Health’s health advisors for 12 weeks, with significant improvements in health measures, such as lower average A1C (blood glucose) levels and decreased average weight. Patients also engaged more in their care, going for more eye and foot exams and taking preventative steps to improve their health outcomes.
The CARES Initiative is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Lilly, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Lilly USA, LLC.
About Med Learning Group
Med Learning Group, a division of Ultimate Medical Academy, is a full-service accredited medical education company. Med Learning Group focuses on developing and implementing continuing education that improves healthcare practitioners’ ability to provide optimal care to their patients.
About Global Alliance for Medical Education (GAME):
GAME’s mission is to serve as the international organization of leaders advancing innovative and collaboration in CME/CPD worldwide, with the goal of improving patient care. GAME’s vision is to provide an international forum for medical education leaders to network and exchange key ideas and information on global CME/CPD; collaborate with various organizations involved in education; help raise standards of CME/CPD systems; examine how new media are being applied to the medical and consumer health education fields; gain knowledge of international CME/CPD systems; further global CME/CPD harmonization.
About Global Education Group:
Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. Our team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global is accredited by ACCME and the ANCC. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education (CE) for nurse practitioner, pharmacists, dietitians, dentist and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.