AAFP Enhances CME Tracking, Reporting System for Members

Learning Portal Provides Personalized CME Plan

March 30, 2010 05:05 pm News Staff

The AAFP has upgraded its Web-based, CME reporting program to help members track and plan their CME. The AAFP CME Learning Portal provides personalized features, including a self-assessment, customized profile, learning plan and progress tracking for members' CME needs.

According to Ann Karty, M.D., CME medical director of the AAFP Division of Continuing Medical Education, the new enhancements will simplify physician, resident and student members' CME administrative tasks. "Members now have an electronic way to keep track of all of their state licensing requirements and their AAFP membership requirements," said Karty. "They can monitor their ABFM Maintenance of Certification schedule and select CME that is pertinent to their individual needs."

The Learning Portal was designed in response to members who asked the AAFP to create a system to track and report their CME activities more efficiently, said Karty.

Members start by answering questions on the CME requirements in the state or states in which they are licensed, their ABFM diplomate status, their AAFP re-election status, and any CME requirements for hospitals or medical societies. The program then suggests relevant CME in the AAFP CME database. Searches can be refined based on body system categories or clinical topics.

From the list of suggested CME activities, members can review the objectives of individual activities or add the activities to their personal CME plan.

According to Karty, this is the first phase of an ongoing process. Future enhancements will include data input automation, customized solutions to meet AAFP member-specific needs and further development of the CME product line portfolio.