PennCME/BestPractice Launches World-Class Diabetes and Chronic Disease Portal for Continuing Medical Education and Performance Improvement

PennCME/BestPractice Is Offering Primary Care Physicians and Patients an Opportunity to Learn about Improving Care in Type 2 Diabetes

Jun 16, 2010, 10:00 ET from Audience Generation

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PennCME/BestPractice, a continuing medical education portal from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Office of CME and BestPractice CPD, LLC, is inviting primary care physicians to participate in an exciting continuing education platform designed to share best practices in professional and patient development. PennCME/BestPractice assists the doctor-nurse-patient team in providing the latest evidence-based information in clinical, practice and patient management.

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The cutting-edge platform at http://www.bestpracticecpd.com is focused on improving patient care with chronic diseases. Its inaugural topic is diabetes with future activities planned in COPD, hypertension and immunization. Participation in all CME activities is free with physicians having the opportunity to earn up to 30-40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) in diabetes activities.

Physicians will be able to join PennCME/BestPractice today to take advantage of interactive resources, research materials, patient cases, practice performance assessment tools and patient resource center.

Lew Miller, Chairman and CEO of BestPractice CPD, LLC observed, "We believe that PennCME/BestPractice creates a wholly new approach to improving patient care through a web portal. It is ongoing, not episodic, like most continuing medical education. It integrates a team approach by providing evidence-based education not just for doctors, but also for their staff and patients. And it emphasizes behavior change, not just knowledge improvement."

The PennCME/BestPractice mission is to be the premier education resource for diabetes and other chronic diseases. Leveraging the expertise of leading professionals and research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the portal offers tools to improve office and clinical decision support systems that lead to better patient outcomes. Click here to register to gain full access to the site.

PennCME/BestPractice is a joint development of The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, one of the nation's leading academic providers of high-quality professional educational activities and BestPractice CPD, an innovative medical education company in White Plains, NY.

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