Welcome to the third edition of Professional
Education Matters. The Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health has designed this newsletter to keep you up to date on projects and initiatives, successful collaborations, and educational activities.
This edition highlights a $3.5M grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, the improved wireless capability in Molly Blank, what the Sunshine Act means for National Jewish Health Physicians & CME, and SACME poster presentations.
We hope you enjoy our news and updates.
Sincerely, The Professional Education Team
$3.5M Grant Received to Help Primary Care Providers Improve Weight Management Programs
The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded a three-year, $3.5M grant to National Jewish Health to develop and implement sustainable weight management programs in two primary care clinical systems: Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) and Salud Family Health Centers. Read more
CME Activity Improves Wireless Internet in Molly Blank
An educational grant secured by the Office of Professional Education made it possible to improve the wireless Internet capability in Molly Blank, an ongoing benefit to the institution. Thanks to the efforts of the Information Services and Technology department and Professional Education, the wireless service is now faster and can handle more users at the same time. Read more
Shedding Light on the Sunshine Act: What Does It Mean for National Jewish Health Physicians & CME?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final rule for the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act) in February of this year. The Sunshine Act, a part of the Affordable Care Act, requires manufacturers of drugs and medical devices that participate in US federal health care programs to report annually to CMS certain payments and transfers of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. Collection of data will begin on August 1, 2013. Read more
Poster Presentations Spark Interest at SACME Spring Meeting
Thanks to efforts by the Office of Professional Education, COPD and atopic dermatitis patient care and treatment were at the forefront of topics discussed at this year’s Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) spring meeting, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Academic posters were presented by Meg Burke, senior educational partnership specialist, and Andrea Harshman, director, Office of Professional Education. Read more
Current Educational Activities
Our educational activities often provide certified credit for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and Physicians.