This activity will help practicing pathologists gain fundamental knowledge of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in their everyday practice. This activity is divided into five modules and will address the need pathologists have to understand fundamental EHR concepts such as federal program requirements, EHR roles and functions, standards, protocols, and implementation challenges, patient safety issues in the handling of laboratory test orders and results, and correct formatting of reports. The participants do not need to have prior knowledge of EHRs as this activity will provide fundamental EHR concepts relevant to their roles as pathologists.
After completing the five modules, you will be presented with a 10-question post-test. These questions relate to the content presented in each of the five modules.
After completing this SAM eligible activity and post-test, you should be able to:
- Cite examples of the fundamental roles and functions of EHRs and where they fit in the health care environment.
- Explain different standards and protocols applicable to EHRs and discuss potential challenges in implementing them in the laboratory.
- Identify patient safety issues and challenges in EHR handling of laboratory test orders.
- Identify patient safety issues and challenges in EHR handling of laboratory test results.
- Provide appropriate input to information systems personnel to ensure that reports are formatted correctly.
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the American Board of Pathology’s (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Section 3 Credit
Accreditation in Canada: This event is an Accredited Self Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists - Association Canadienne des Pathologistes (CAP-APC). You may claim a maximum of 2.5 hours equivalent to 7.5 credits.
You have a total of three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you correctly answer 70% or more of the post-test items, you may claim credit. CME/SAM credit can be applied to the American Board of Pathology (ABP) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) requirements. The AMA requires that you pass the post-test in a enduring program to claim credit; therefore, if you do not pass, you cannot claim credit.
Attention Canadian Participants: You have three opportunities to take and pass the post-test. If you do not pass the post-test after three attempts, you may still claim CPD credit (self-assessment program credits) for this activity. Please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or email@example.com with the name of this activity and the date completed to request a Letter of Participation.
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College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
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CAP Learning has recognized that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online assessment portion of this activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the CAP Learning Division at 800-323-4040, Option 1 or email@example.com.
This activity and evaluation is available December 28, 2016 and will expire on December 27, 2019 12:00 AM (ET). You MUST claim credit by this date/time.