How Online CME is Helping Busy Physicians meet their Professional Needs

The medical field is constantly evolving with the release of advanced technology and overwhelming clinical trial evidence. Between marketing a private practice for new patient acquisition, treating patients who are booked back-to-back, making sure facilities are well equipped and healthcare standards are being met, it can be difficult to travel to grand rounds and case discussions to talk about recent publications or developing areas in a particular field. However, many states in the United States require continuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals to maintain their licenses.

Online continuing medical education programs for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals provide an easy and effective way to earn CME credits from anywhere and at any time. It is a method of learning and maintaining competency that works for everyone’s schedule – no matter how busy. Plus, with instant grading of tests and issuance of certificates for CME credit, there is no waiting to meet your requirements and move on to the many other tasks at hand.

In order to better understand how online CME works, let me paint the picture. For a typical online CME platform, live lectures are filmed; PowerPoint slides, patient interview and treatment videos, x-ray images and other data are organized; and all materials are synched together to create one cohesive presentation. Tests are integrated at various evaluation points. A user registration form is programmed to collect all contact information and performance criteria in a database back-end that the CME program administrator can then use for tracking and reporting. Upon successful completion, personalized certificates are awarded and can be printed and/or saved to a local computer.

Online accessibility makes it easy for medical professionals to log in and learn at home or in the office. Mobile accessibility makes this process even more convenient for medical professionals who are constantly on the go. DDA Medical has extensive experience developing mobile applications and online CME platforms for prestigious medical institutions centered around a variety of subjects from acromegaly treatment to applications for botulinum toxin. Plus, when there is a need for continuing medical education to be more interactive, DDA Medical is completely adept at creating virtual medical simulations that take traditional workshops to a whole new level. To learn more, contact DDA Medical at or 215-355-6442.