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Medical and Other Professional Schools

You’ve developed teams and worked to have everyone work at the top of their license. You’ve developed protocols  to smooth over inconsistencies in care. These will achieve some quality gains and reduce costs.

Now for the next challenge: improve individual clinical decisions made by individual clinicians. Making Decisions Better: The Information Mastery Certification Program creates a culture change through shared understanding of what is truly important in medical care. Clinicians learn to make decisions based on patient-oriented evidence that matter, to understand that not all information in medicine created equal, and to examine their own thought processes. A “tipping point” in culture occurs when the majority of physicians and other clinicians of an institution complete the course [see how Baylor Scott and White rose to be recognized by Consumer Reports as providing the most conservative care to patients with chronic illness].  

Clinical Information Sciences will work with your leadership to identify benchmarks for improvement to chart the benefits of the program. A select group of clinician leaders can complete the advanced portion of the program to provide leadership in the development of local practice guidelines.

Healthcare Institutions: About

The Evidence-Informed Decision Making Program

This certification program is based on the live workshop, “Information Mastery: A Practical Approach to Evidence Based Care, which has been attended by thousands of clinicians and has been presented throughout the United States and in eight other countries.

The basic course consists of 8 self-paced modules to create “informed consumers” of medical information and show clinicians common cognitive traps we all fall into when making decisions. The advanced course, which will be useful for clinicians involved in developing practice or institution practice guidelines or pathways, gives additional training on critically appraising original research.

Healthcare Institutions: List

For institutions

  • Certification as an Evidence-Informed Decision Making institution when 70% of physicians complete the basic course

  • Onsite consulting available to train-the-trainers to develop institution-specific programs

  •  Consultation to identify metrics to track and analyze to document the effect of the program

For clinicians

  • Up to 14 hours of category 1 continuing medical education credit

  • Certification in Evidence-Informed Decision Making

  • An option for family medicine maintenance of certification, part IV

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