Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy

David BeardEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy Still Remain

Knowledge Gaps in Pain Management and Opioid Therapy Still RemainKnowledge Gap Medical News BriefA study was published this month on knowledge gaps in pain management for primary care providers, covering over 5,500 clinicians – including physicians, APRN’s, RN’s, pharmacists, and physician assistants. It is a long study, conducted by a major Continuing Medical Education firm (Rockpointe), but well worth the … Read More

Point of Care Ultrasound Growth, Promise and Pitfalls of POCUS

David BeardEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

Point-of-Care Ultrasound News - Growth, Promise and Pitfalls of POCUS

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Growth, Promise, and Pitfalls of POCUSPoint of Care Ultrasound News BriefClinical procedural use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is expanding rapidly. Currently, expectations are for point of care ultrasound equipment sales to double every 7 to 8 years. The broader equipment base, and rapid adoption, have often outstripped insurance and Medicare reimbursement, as well as certification and appropriate use. … Read More

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID Hit

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

Healthcare Employment Down Since COVID Hit

Healthcare Employment Down 524,000 Since COVID HitSince COVID-19 hit, healthcare employment is down.We circulate a lot of articles around Challenger, mostly dealing with medical education, technology in education, certification changes, and – did I mention medical education?  Today’s medical news brief looks at healthcare employment figures and trends since the pandemic. One article that gave us pause started with a … Read More

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Diagnostic Imaging

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

artificial intelligence in medical diagnostic imaging

AI in Medical Diagnostic ImagingArtificial intelligence continues to make strides in medical imaging and diagnostics of certain conditions, such as breast cancer.A number of years back, Challenger attended an IBM Watson conference.  The AI demonstration they were giving at the time was a Watson machine trained to identify basal cell carcinoma from high resolution imaging. They were interested in whether … Read More

Is It COVID Misinformation? Clinicians Under Scrutiny for Spreading COVID Misinformation

David BeardMedical News, Personal Education

COVID Misinformation

Is It COVID Misinformation?Clinicians who spread COVID misinformation are coming under increased scrutiny by medical boardsThe news this week is filled with articles about the FSMB, specialty society, AMA, and ABMS organizational statements about certification and licensure for physicians “spreading misinformation.” We’ve put together the latest news on the subject… There’s the ground-up personalization article from NPR, which starts with … Read More

UME-GME Review Report from The Coalition for Physician Accountability

David BeardCompany News, Group Education, Medical News, Medical Schools, Personal Education, Product News

UME-GME Review Report

UME-GME Review ReportThe Coalition for Physician Accountability UME-GME review report looks at the transition from medical school to residency, information standards and physician accountability.The Coalition for Physician Accountability released its 276-page UME-GME review report on August 26th. https://physicianaccountability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/UGRC-Coalition-Report-FINAL.pdf The document and the committee report focuses on the transition from medical school to residency, information standards and availability.  The discussion stems … Read More

CME Sale – Through March 31st, 2021, Save 15% on 2021 Board Review, CME Requirements & Career MOC Packages at Med-Challenger when you use code: POWER

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSCompany News, Personal Education, Product News

CME Sale - Board review on Sale, CME on Sale, CME Requirements and MOC Packages on Sale at Med-Challenger

CME Sale – Save 15% on any Board Review, CME, or Career MOC Package purchase through March 31st.It’s time to “power up” for 2021 and beyond. Try Med-Challenger – get 100 free Q&A and save 15% on any purchase when you use coupon code: POWER.Take advantage of our CME Sale – Buy once, Save 15%, and Benefit forever.  When you … Read More

MyEMCert – Here’s the Latest Information about ABEM’s New EM Exam Model for Emergency Medicine Recertification Starting in 2021

Ginger Williams, MD, CMOEmergency Medicine, Medical News, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Personal Education, Urgent Care

MyEMCert Explained - Everything you need to know about MyEMCert for Emergency Medicine Recertification

MyEMCert – What is MyEMCert, ABEM’s New EM Exam Model for Emergency Medicine Recertification, Coming 2021Here’s the latest information about the MyEMCert program for emergency physician recertification starting in 2021.This article outlines ABEM’s new MyEMCert program, the new EM exam model for emergency medicine recertification starting in 2021. This article contains the latest information about MyEMCert – such as What … Read More

2020 Board Exam Dates, Board Exam Information, Countdowns, and 2020 Physician Board Exam Review Tips

Nancy M. Anderson, MBA, MSEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Product News

2020 board exam dates, information, board review study tips, and countdowns for 2020 physician board exams

2020 Board Exam Dates, Information, Countdowns, and Board Review TipsComplete listing of 2020 board exam dates, physician board exam information, board review tips, and more for all major physician specialties.If you’re a physician facing 2020 board exams, here’s a summary of physician board exam dates, exam information, and more to help you prepare and pass your 2020 board exam with … Read More