Meeting the Educational Needs of the Cardiovascular Professional: Is it Even Possible?

April 9, 2013 9:45 – 11:15am

Joyce Lynn Donnellan, MSN1, Rick Nishimura, MD2, Kristen Doermann, BS2,  David Raimist, MS1
1American College of Cardiology, 2Mayo Clinic

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) set out to develop a learning platform that would meet the needs of ACCs 40,000 worldwide members. We knew it would not be easy to build a learning portfolio that met the needs of all our members. In order to accomplish this, we need a collaborative team of IT professionals, education specialists and member physician champions to create a vision and roadmap for the product to be developed. Utilizing web services and XML formats, we are able to connect to several databases to allow seamless content delivery, certificate generation, and accreditation tracking both automatically as well as the ability to add outside credit. Collaboration with the ABIM allows automatic submission of MOCII credits from our LLP to a members profile within ABIM. Each ACC member has their own portfolio. Members have the ability to set up their own CME/CNE and MOC requirements dashboard and at a glance see how close or far they are from reaching their requirements. The LLP is dynamic and customizes a members experience as they use it. For instance, if they engage in one of our many self-assessment quizzes, we will use their responses to recommend appropriate learning interventions and quality tools to help them close their gaps. With a members LLP, they can now easily design a personal annual curriculum that supports their personal goals of continual assessment and improvement.