NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a move to further empower and appreciate primary care clinicians, RubiconMD has launched the first in the nation Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit program for submission of electronic consultations (eConsults). This program provides primary care clinicians with the ability to obtain up to 20 hours of CME per year for utilizing eConsults as a way to obtain efficient, high quality specialty care for their patients.
The new program, spearheaded by RubiconMD’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and practicing primary care physician, Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is the culmination of a journey to make sure eConsults are recognized for their high educational value and case-based utility in patient care. “The evidence continues to support the eConsult not just as an access and efficiency tool, but as a powerful educational tool for clinicians. We are thrilled that we can offer this benefit to our users as another clinical benefit,” said Dr. Olayiwola.
“Our clinicians have been asking about this benefit, and we are excited to provide it for them, without a complicated process that requires them to leave our platform,” said RubiconMD CEO and Co-founder, Gil Addo. Carlos Reines, RubiconMD President and Co-founder agrees: “if we make this benefit too cumbersome, then no one will use it. We were very thoughtful about how we built this into the platform so it’s a seamless experience for the clinicians.”
RubiconMD is the first eConsult provider to offer this type of CME credit granting program for eConsults. The importance of CME credit for clinicians cannot be understated. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) describes CME as follows: Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are required to complete a certain number of CME hours per year, sometimes up to 50 hours, to maintain their board certification and state licensure.
The new CME benefit took effect on October 1, 2018 and 23% of all eConsults submitted in the first month were claimed for CME credit. For more information, please visit https://www.rubiconmd.com/clinical-programs-1/.
Launched in 2013, RubiconMD, a healthcare technology service, connects primary care providers to top specialists, enabling quick remote opinions that eliminate unnecessary visits, reduce patient wait time and alleviate travel burden. We drive meaningful results by bringing appropriate clinical expertise into the primary care setting. For more information or to schedule a demo please visit www.rubiconmd.com.