Office of Continuous Professional Development implementing new software systemDec. 14, 2018, 10:30 AM
To expand capabilities for hosting and tracking continuing education credits in the health professions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Continuous Professional Development (OcPD) is implementing a new software system.
Known as Cloud CME, the new system will go live Jan. 2, 2019, and will provide an enhanced experience for end users while expanding the capabilities of VUMC to provide continuing education credit across the spectrum of health professionals.
Email communications have been sent to providers regarding this change, including what to expect at go-live.
The most notable expansion of service is the ability to provide Maintenance of Certification part 2 credits from Continuing Medical Education activities for board certified physicians. This program offered through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is rapidly expanding through the 24-member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties, and the new system will allow VUMC to keep pace with the new opportunities. Other opportunities include certifying interprofessional activities for multiple categories of continuing education credit.
The implementation team has worked diligently to anticipate and mitigate any disruption in CME activity logging by faculty. To that end, the phone number used for texting in for credit will remain the same and the new system will be pre-populated with profiles for credentialed providers.
CME transcripts will remain available to providers in the existing system, and providers will receive a PDF of their transcript from the system in late spring 2019. The OCPD will retain a copy of each transcript for record keeping purposes and no transcripts will be discarded.
More information can be found online at (FAQ Link) or by contacting the OCPD at firstname.lastname@example.org.