PennCME/BestPractice is Offering Primary Care Physicians, Staff and Patients an Opportunity to Learn About Improving Care in COPD and Other Areas of Chronic Disease

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 7, 2010

PennCME/BestPractice, a continuing medical education portal from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine Office of CME and BestPractice CPD, LLC, is inviting primary care physicians to participate in exciting new continuing education activities in the areas of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , hypertension and diabetes on its platform designed to share best practices in professional and patient development.

Diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive lung disease is a major problem for primary care physicians and their staffs. New content on the PennCME/BestPractice website covers a range of issues, from “Is It Asthma, COPD, or Both?” to “How Well Does Your Office Perform Spirometry?” PennCME/BestPractice has also launched its exciting new series on hypertension, with authors Norman Kaplan MD of University of Texas Southwestern, dean of hypertension experts, and Suzanne Oparil, MD, Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A unique feature of the PennCME/BestPractice website is its focus on physician-staff-patient partnership. Clinical staff, including nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, can claim continuing education credits by participating in the learning activities. All members of the team can find helpful ideas on how to build the partnership so that patients with chronic diseases will enjoy healthier, more productive lives.

Primary care physicians from around the country are already voicing their satisfaction with the quality of the website and its offerings: “It looks wonderful, very professionally done, and full of useful content,” one family physician in Washington, DC e-mailed. “It’s one of the best things I have seen,” said another family physician and CME professional practicing in Chicago, IL.

Physicians and their staff should join PennCME/BestPractice today to take advantage of interactive resources, research materials, patient cases, practice performance assessment tools and patient resource center.

The PennCME/BestPractice mission is to be the premier education resource for COPD, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Leveraging the expertise of leading professionals and research at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, the portal offers tools to improve office and clinical decision support systems that lead to better patient outcomes.

PennCME/BestPractice is a joint development of The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, one of the nation’s leading academic providers of high-quality professional educational activities and BestPractice CPD, an innovative medical education company in White Plains, NY.

Click Here to visit the PennCME/BestPractices Website


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