Scinexa, LLC Becomes First Private Medical Education Provider to Offer Confidence-Based Learning in Continuing Medical Education

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Knowledge Factor, the leader in Confidence-Based Learning (http://www.knowledgefactor.com), today announced that Scinexa, LLC, now known as ArcMesa Educators, LLC, is the first private medical education provider to offer Knowledge Factor’s patented Confidence-Based Learning (CBL) System™ as a means of ensuring mastery among doctors and nurses who are engaged in continuing medical education (CME). ArcMesa (Scinexa) will use the CBL System in its CME courses for central nervous sedation beginning in fall of 2006.

With enhancement of patient care being the primary goal of any CME program, CME providers must document the effect of learning

Knowledge Factor, the leader in Confidence-Based Learning, today announced that Scinexa, LLC, now known as ArcMesa Educators, LLC, is the first private medical education provider to offer Knowledge Factor’s patented Confidence-Based Learning (CBL) System™ as a means of ensuring mastery among doctors and nurses who are engaged in continuing medical education (CME). ArcMesa (Scinexa) will use the CBL System in its CME courses for central nervous sedation beginning in fall of 2006.

The CBL System is designed to accurately measure and improve the knowledge quality of professionals, isolate confidently held misinformation and doubt, and quickly and effectively remediate knowledge and confidence gaps. It empowers learners, in this case medical professionals, to achieve and document mastery of CME content. The CBL System reduces the risk of mistakes in practice, significantly reduces training time, and produces better performing individuals and organizations.

“With enhancement of patient care being the primary goal of any CME program, CME providers must document the effect of learning,” said Tighe Blazier, General Manager of ArcMesa Educators, LLC. “Given the updated accreditation criteria just released by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the emerging emphasis on performance improvement by the American Medical Association, it is critical to prove that learning takes place and is directly correlated with true behavior change. CBL is the only program we’ve seen capable of delivering and ensuring mastery of CME – a concept that is essential for a medical education company whose primary goal is to enhance physician knowledge, resulting in improved patient care.”

Confidence-Based Learning addresses one of the critical shortcomings of traditional training – the inability to ascertain accurately what learners actually know, which puts organizations at substantial risk. Professionals are routinely given credit for knowledge they don’t have because they guessed correctly on assessments or certifications or selected correct answers while still harboring doubt about the subject matter. Any of these cases could result in incorrect action on the job. CBL is uniquely able to cut through guesswork and doubt and is the only product that measures true mastery. CBL develops mastery in individuals in substantially less time than would normally be spent in traditional training.

“Knowledge Factor’s CBL System complements ArcMesa’s core educational activities,” said Doug Pousma, MD, MBA, President of Metrixx, a company that markets CBL to the CME community. “It’s a powerful tool that shows whether learners are confident in the correct or the incorrect information, whether they’re guessing, or whether they remain uninformed. What’s amazing is that the system allows learners to iterate through batches of well-formatted questions, case vignettes, or assertions until mastery is achieved. This is the first educational methodology that assures that every learner has the opportunity to achieve and document 100% confidence in knowledge gained from an educational activity.”

Knowledge Factor

Founded in 2000, Knowledge Factor has gained national acclaim for its unique ability to move people to total mastery in almost any discipline, resulting in better performing organizations. Today, the Company’s patented Confidence-Based Learning Systemtm is used to improve the performance of organizations inside some of the nation’s largest healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food processing and financial services companies by identifying and eliminating competency gaps wherever they exist. For more information, go to http://www.knowledgefactor.com.

ArcMesa Educators, LLC

ArcMesa Educators is an ACCME accredited provider of continuing education activities, servicing the healthcare arena and a variety of other professions since 1996. The company offers peer-to-peer fee-based education programs through home study courses, seminars, multimedia and other Internet based formats. Additionally, through the merge with Scinexa, LLC, the company now also focuses in grant based CME/CE activities supported by Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Companies. For more information, go to http://www.scinexa.com or http://www.arcmesa.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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