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Program Name Cases per Year Number of Shipments
Online cases in clinical informatics 4 (One per quarter) Four cases per year; your CAP shipping contact will be notified via email when the activity is available

Every pathologist, no matter their background or career track, will take a leadership role in the laboratory, whether as section head, project leader, or laboratory medical director. The pathologist’s role involves guiding a complex interface between technology, staff, workflow processes, and data management. The Informatics Essentials for Pathologists program prepares pathologists to keep current on technology challenges faced by pathologists in their practice. With a focus on practical application of informatics principles to real-life scenarios, this case-based program offers content authored by pathologists, for pathologists. It helps pathologists apply their learnings to their decisions to implement meaningful changes for present and future problems. Issues in practice addressed include topics such as cybersecurity, software implementations and upgrades, laboratory test ordering issues, regulatory compliance, and analysis of patient population data through laboratory testing. Participants may earn CME credits for each case completed.

Additional Information

Consider the ICBE program if you are a:

  • Medical director seeking to improve the informatics knowledge and collective skills of your pathology team.
  • Pathologist with an interest in learning informatics for leadership roles.
  • Pathologist with informatics and/or laboratory management responsibilities.
  • Pathologist with section head responsibility wanting to use informatics to improve operations in their team.
  • Pathologist seeking CME credits in clinical informatics.

Program Information

  • One online clinical informatics case per quarter
  • Earn a maximum of 4 CME credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) per year
  • Reporting option for a single pathologist; for additional pathologists at the same institution, must order ICBE1

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: February 20
  • Shipment B: May 15
  • Shipment C: August 21
  • Shipment D: November 20