MSNVA / Johns Hopkins Medicine CME: Business Of Improving Patient Outcomes



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Your greatest challenge in healthcare today is not clinical.  Your greatest challenge is the delivery of safe and effective care to your patients at a low cost.  That is a business challenge and the solutions are found in obtaining and applying business skills.  These online courses, developed by physicians and business professionals with experience at every level of healthcare, are designed to significantly improve every physician’s  ability to deliver healthcare to their patients in order to meet that challenge.  The Business of Improving Patient Outcomes Program consists of streaming video accessible using any smart device and comes with an opportunity to earn a Johns Hopkins Medicine CME certificate.   Physicians can participate in individual courses, selected packages or the entire library.

Apply your CME benefits to support the purchase of any course in the library.

These online courses have been prepared for all individuals who work as healthcare professionals. There are no prerequisites to participate.

After participating in the activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply business fundamentals relating to private practice, hospital administration, and government agencies.
  • Practice management skills.
  • Develop and manage budgets.
  • Manage a practice more efficiently and effectively.
  • Negotiate effectively with payers and insurers.
  • Analyze a medical organization’s financial health.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.

If you have questions or encounter a technical difficulty, please contact [email protected]

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.                                         

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. OCME at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

All rights reserved. Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.  No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity.  Speakers are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation.

SPEAKERS                                                                                                                                     No speaker has indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentations.

No planner has indicated that he/she has any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

Note: Grants to investigators at the Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

No speaker has indicated that he/she will reference unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Business of Medicine: Improving Health Care Delivery Skills (EM) may include presentations on drugs or devices, or use of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by Johns Hopkins of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT                                                                                                        The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

I certify that I am attending a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am attending in this capacity, I may be exposed to “protected health information,” as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the “Privacy Regulations”).   Protected health information is information about a person’s health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential.  I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I  understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this  Confidentiality  Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies  and procedures  and  applicable  laws and  regulations  related  to confidentiality.    The contact information   is:       Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone:   410-735-6509,    e-mail: [email protected]

“The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only.”

For CME Questions, please contact the CME office  (410) 955-2959 or email [email protected]  For CME certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195  Reviewed & Approved by:  General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03), (Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

This enduring material is expected to take a total of 18 hours to complete all modules. The user will have the option of completing the entire series or selecting individual courses and each post-test on an a-la-carte basis.  Credit will be awarded only for modules completed, passing a post test, and completing an evaluation.  At the end of each module you will be directed to a link to complete the post-test and evaluation.

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2014

EXPIRATION DATE : November 30, 2015                                                                                     Certificates of credit will not be issued after November 30, 2015.

After viewing each module, go to the link provided in each course page by November 30, 2015 to complete the  post-test and evaluation to receive credit.  You will be asked to register at this site and upon achieving a score of at least 70% (within three attempts) and attesting to the amount of time you spent in the activity you will be able to access your certificate of credit online.  Certificates of credit will not be issued after November 30, 2015.