Point of care information services: A platform for self-directed continuing medical education for front line decision makers

Lorenzo Moja, Koren Hyogene Kwag

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Abstract

The structure and aim of continuing medical education (CME) is shifting from the passive transmission of knowledge to a competency-based model focused on professional development. Self-directed learning is emerging as the foremost educational method for advancing competency-based CME. In a field marked by the constant expansion of knowledge, self-directed learning allows physicians to tailor their learning strategy to meet the information needs of practice. Point of care information services are innovative tools that provide health professionals with digested evidence at the front line to guide decision making. By mobilising self-directing learning to meet the information needs of clinicians at the bedside, point of care information services represent a promising platform for competency-based CME. Several points, however, must be considered to enhance the accessibility and development of these tools to improve competency-based CME and the quality of care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume91
Issue number1072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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