Pri-Med Press Release

Pri-Med Uses Patient Panel Data to Create Precision CME™

Steward Health Care System Is First Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to Provide Personalized Education to Network Providers

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BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - September 15, 2015) - Pri-Med, a trusted source for continuing medical education (CME) to over 275,000 primary care providers (PCPs), today announced the launch of Precision CME™, a data-informed learning platform that uses clinician practice patterns as the basis for personalized clinical education. Steward Health Care System, a national leader in accountable care, will begin offering Precision CME to its primary care providers beginning in Q3 2015.

The proprietary Precision CME engine uses actual practice patterns to deliver personalized CME to providers who care for patients covered under risk and pay-for-performance contracts. Clinicians can access evidence-based learning at Pri-Med's Peer-2-Peer conferences or via Panel Insights™, an iPad App that is similarly fueled by ACO source data. Education (and outcomes) are mapped against Quality Measures, creating a continuous cycle of data-informed assessment, personalized learning, and constructive feedback to help providers improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

"With Medicare's aggressive goal of tying 50 percent of reimbursements to Quality Measures by the end of 2018, helping PCPs understand their practice patterns in the context of patient risk is essential," said John Sheehan, President and COO, DBC Pri-Med LLC. "Precision CME transforms the 'top-down' educational needs-assessment process into a 'bottom-up' personalized model that supports clinicians where they need it most."

"As an organization, we seek new and innovative ways to improve outcomes and ensure our physicians have the tools necessary to meet the needs of their patients," said Dr. Sanjay Shetty, President of Steward Health Care Network. "Precision CME provides us with a vehicle to deliver CME that is clinically relevant to the needs of our patients while also optimizing use of our providers' time. This innovative approach ensures each physician gets customized education and will improve the care that we deliver as an integrated system."


About Pri-Med

Pri‐Med is an operating division of Diversified Communications. Based in Boston, Mass., the organization has been a trusted source for professional medical education to over 260,000 clinicians since 1995. Through live meetings in over 30 U.S. cities and online at www.primed.com, clinicians rely on Pri‐Med for opportunities to engage with local peers, meet internationally renowned faculty, and participate in world‐class educational activities. In 2012, Pri-Med purchased Amazing Charts, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR) to independent medical practices. Amazing Charts operates as an independent operating subsidiary of Pri-Med. For more information, visit: www.amazingcharts.com.