DynaMed™ Provides Institution-wide Continuing Medical Education Credits Through Tufts Health Care Institute and Tufts University School of Medicine

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EBSCO Publishing signs agreement to improve access to CME and CE credits for healthcare providers via the evidence-based clinical reference tool, DynaMed.

As an educational institute and CME provider, we strive to strengthen the connection between professional education and quality improvement. Accessing and applying evidence-based information through a clinical decision-support resource, such as DynaMed, can now be accredited as a CME/CE activity, and we are pleased to support this cutting-edge initiative.

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has partnered with Tufts Health Care Institute (THCI) and Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) Office of Continuing Education, to provide institutional access to Internet point-of-care CME/CE credits via DynaMed™. DynaMed is EBSCO's evidence-based reference resource. The database can work within electronic health records and is the only evidence-based reference resource shown to answer most clinical questions. This new partnership further expands the usefulness of DynaMed by allowing institutions to provide users with access to CME/CE credits.

In order to meet the continuing medical education needs of physicians and other healthcare professionals, DynaMed can now be integrated with the Tufts Online Credit Tracker for institution-wide access to CME/CE. DynaMed is approved as a source of point-of-care learning CME/CE in the United States. Tufts Health Care Institute manages the TUSM Office of Continuing Education, a nationally accredited provider of continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists; and THCI has developed the Online Credit Tracker for issuing and recording Continuing Education credits and certificates. The Tracker enables learners to quickly and easily obtain their certificates and maintain a record of their accredited activities.

Stratton Lloyd, vice president of medical market development at EBSCO Publishing, says, "This partnership further enhances the ability of DynaMed users to incorporate education into their practice on a daily basis. Institutional access to DynaMed and the Tufts Online Credit Tracker provides clinicians with new and efficient opportunities to access continuing medical education within the clinical workflow."

A link within the search results of DynaMed will allow healthcare providers to receive Internet Point-of-Care CME credits from Tufts for their searches.

Rosalie Phillips, executive director of Tufts Health Care Institute and director of the TUSM Office of Continuing Education says, "As an educational institute and CME provider, we strive to strengthen the connection between professional education and quality improvement. Accessing and applying evidence-based information through a clinical decision-support resource, such as DynaMed, can now be accredited as a CME/CE activity, and we are pleased to support this cutting-edge initiative."

AMA, AAFP and AANP credits will be available immediately with additional types of credits to be added over time. Current DynaMed users can upgrade to the institutional CME/CE module to begin receiving continuing education credits.

Learn more about DynaMed at http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.

About Tufts Health Care Institute
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Tufts Health Care Institute was established in 1995 by Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Health Plan as a not-for-profit educational organization. The Institute develops and coordinates educational programs for health professionals with a particular focus on systems-based practice, quality improvement, communications, and evidence-based medicine.

THCI also manages the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) Office of Continuing Education (OCE). The mission of the Office of Continuing Education is to disseminate medical knowledge and promote lifelong learning among physicians, researchers, public health professionals, pharmacists, nurses and other health care providers. TUSM OCE contributes to standards of excellence in medicine and science by offering educational programs that enable professionals in clinical, academic and research settings to maximize their effectiveness and produce measurable improvements in patient care and health outcomes.

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 medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company's product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, 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, or contact: information(at)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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