Two Years of CME FastTrack: More than One Hundred Thousand Credits* Transferred via the MedBiquitous Activity Report Standard

Annette Van Veen Gippe JBA, Deputy Director, American Osteopathic Information Association
Benjamin Greenberg, BA, Senior Product Architect, WebMD Health

Two Years of CME FastTrack: More than One Hundred Thousand Credits* transferred via the MedBiquitous Activity Report Standard In December 2008, Medscape and AOA launched CME FastTrack – a system which allows their members to automatically notify the AOA of CME credits earned at cme.medscape.com. In the last two years, osteopathic physicians have transferred over100,000* CME credits using this integrated certificate exchange. The system, which eliminates the need for clinician participants to fax/mail their hard-copy CME certificates to the AOA, is based on the MedBiquitous Activity Report Standard as well as the MedBiquitous Professional Profile Standard that is used for matching. Based on labor estimates to process paper certificates, the AOA has saved $650,000 since 2008. With Osteopathic Continuous Certification on the horizon, this proven system will allow for a smooth transition and a streamlined operation. This presentation will analyze CME FastTrack’s transition from business case to enterprise system: We will address strategic and implementation challenges as well as provide insight into performance over the first two years of the software’s production deployment. In addition, we will discuss Osteopathic Continuous Certification and the AOA Clinical Assessment Program and how this system has optimized the transmission and maintenance of continuous physician competence and performance information.

* At the time of this submission in November 2010, over 81,000 credits have been transferred. Given current volume, we project well over 100,000 will have transferred by May 2011.