DynaMed™ Now Offers Physicians Continuing Medical Education Credits (CMEs)

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Additional new functionality enhances EBSCO's point-of-care clinical resource.

Due to the continuing medical education needs of physicians and other health care providers, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is pleased to now offer formal Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) through its DynaMed™ point-of-care reference database. The CMEs available through DynaMed are American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American Medical Association (AMA) prescribed credit for documented point-of-care learning activities.

The new Get CME option in DynaMed provides a convenient means for obtaining CME credits from applicable CME accreditors. Credits may be awarded by any Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited CME provider. AAFP and AMA approve 0.5 prescribed credits for every point-of-care learning activity that utilizes an approved point-of-care CME source. DynaMed is currently approved as a source of point-of-care learning CMEs in the United States.

Additional enhancements have also been made to the DynaMed interface to further improve the research experience of users at the point-of-care including the following:

  • Improved result screen navigation and usability allows for a larger viewing area for DynaMed articles and more rapid navigation to key DynaMed content
  • A new Print Preview functionality allows users to review the content of their selected articles prior to printing
  • New e-mail functionality provides users with a preview of their selected text to be e-mailed prior to being sent
  • An expanded list view increases awareness and accessibility of key recently updated information
  • DynaMed customers may elect to subscribe (at no additional cost) to the new DynaMed Weekly Update, a weekly e-mail newsletter comprised of one to five articles of significant interest to clinicians

In order to enrich health records and improve access to information at the point-of-care, DynaMed can be integrated into any type of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Adding DynaMed's evidence-based clinical content to EHRs through integration solutions helps clinicians and nurses rapidly select topics from an EHR and retrieve the contextually relevant, evidence-based condition or procedure summary from EBSCO's point-of-care tools such as DynaMed. Making clinical content available from within health records may speed up the adoption of EHRs and improve their usefulness in the clinical workflow.

About EBSCO

EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: http://www.ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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