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NCQA CErtification

ONLINE PRESCRIBER EDUCATION NETWORK (OPEN)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Modules
Recipients of the Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Program grants are developing Web-based, accredited courses to educate health care professionals about pharmaceutical industry marketing techniques and their effect on prescribing practices. Most courses are available free of charge to licensed medical prescribers in the nation and some may be taken for continuing medical education credit.**

Accredited CME modules will be added to the OPEN portal as they are completed. The following are currently available:

Course
Maximum CME Credit
Expiration
Institution / Organization
Information
Off-Label Use of Pharmaceuticals
1.00
11/30/2010
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
Accessing and Appraising Unbiased Drug Information
2.00
11/30/2010
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
Addressing Patient Inquiries about Specific Medications Advertised Directly to Consumers
1.00
11/30/2010
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado
Optimal Prescribing
3.00
6/30/2011
Lovelace Clinic Foundation
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
.75
12/31/2011
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Provider-Pharmaceutical Representative (PR) Communication
(accredited for medical ethics and/or professional responsibility)
.75
12/31/2011
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Communicating with Patients
(accredited for medical ethics and/or professional responsibility)
.75
12/31/2011
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Organizational Influences on Prescribing
(accredited for medical ethics and/or professional responsibility)
.50
12/31/2011
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Pharmaceutical Development and Regulation
.50
10/21/2010
Meyers Primary Care Institute
Pharmaceutical Marketing
(accredited for medical ethics and/or professional responsibility)
.75
12/31/2010
Meyers Primary Care Institute

Why and how are drugs approved?

0
n/a
MGH Institute of Health Professions (peRX Project)
There's no such thing as a free lunch.. or dinner
0
n/a
MGH Institute of Health Professions (peRX Project)
Is this the right thing to do?
0
n/a
MGH Institute of Health Professions (peRX Project)
How can I improve my practice?
0
n/a
MGH Institute of Health Professions (peRX Project)
What's Hype? What's Right? Assessing New Information from Pharm Reps to the Latest Journals
2.00
1/1/2011
Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM)
Information Mastery Practicum: How to Select and Use the Best Hunting and Foraging Tools
2.50
6/6/2011
Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM)
Using Evidence to Guide Drug Therapy Decisions
1.50
1/31/2012
Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research
Critical Appraisal: Randomized-Controlled Trials for Drug Therapy
1.00
1/31/2012
Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research
Critical Appraisal: Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines for Drug Therapy
1.25
1/31/2012
Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research
Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing and Influence
1.50
1/31/2012
Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research
Recognizing Pharmaceutical Industry Conflicts of Interest
1.50
1/31/2011
Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research

Drug Approval in the U.S.: How Drugs Get to Market

1.00
3/13/2011
PharmedOut (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Generic Drugs: Prescribing Sensibly
1.00
3/13/2011
PharmedOut (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Pharmalyzer: Are you prescribing under the influence?
3.00
3/30/2012
PharmedOut (Georgetown University Medical Center)
Marketing of Medicines
2.50
1/1/2012
University of California, San Francisco
Introduction of FLIP Project and Neurontin® Case
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Drug Formularies: Hassles, Restrictions, and Switches... or Drugs of Choice?
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
False and Misleading Pharmaceutical Advertising and Promotion
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Impact of Drug Industry Promotional Activity on Prescriber
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Drug Appropriateness Criteria: Potential for Indication Creep
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Analyzing Medication Trials: Tricks to Avoid Being Tricked
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine

Analyzing Statistical Analysis in Trials: Don't Get Lied to by Statistics

.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Surrogate Endpoints
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Comparative Effectiveness
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Alternative Information Sources
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Principles of Conservative Prescribing
.50
3/31/2011
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine
Pharmacologic Management of Pediatric Hypertension
1.00
5/1/2011
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (PEDS)
Pharmacologic Management of Pediatric Acute Pain
1.00
9/29/2011
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (PEDS)
Pharmacologic Management of Pediatric Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
1.00
5/1/2011
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (PEDS)

** This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas & Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Federation of State Medical Board Foundation. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Modules from PharmedOut (Georgetown University Medical Center)
The following modules from PharmedOut (Georgetown University Medical Center) are currently available:

* This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas & Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Federation of State Medical Boards Foundation. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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