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Diagnostic error and delay are leading causes of injury to the patient and risk to the practicing physician, as well as significant contributors to medical malpractice lawsuits. VisualDx has collaborated with Coverys, a leading provider of liability insurance for medical professionals, to bring added value through a CME program to help reduce misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, and delay in diagnosis. The program offers policyholders an efficient and timely means of acquiring Risk Management CME through convenient point-of-care tracking of clinical inquiries as well as access to unlimited AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ throughout the length of the policyholder's subscription term.
The Coverys-VisualDx Risk Management CME Program applies to policyholders of Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Company ("ProMutual") and ProSelect Insurance Company ("ProSelect") in the practices of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Hospitalist Medicine, and Dermatology. Policyholders can use VisualDx to search diagnoses or drug eruptions, or to build a differential diagnosis to automatically accrue potential CME credits. To receive a two percent discount on the next policy renewal, policyholders must complete a total of six point-of-care CME credits using VisualDx (equal to using VisualDx during 12 patient encounters where there is an impact on the user's decision making). If you are a Coverys-insured physician, read the Program Overview, or contact Coverys to learn more.
Using a point-of-care decision support tool to confirm a diagnosis or assist me in understanding the features and pattern of a disease I have never seen is a wonderful addition to my practice. The ability to retrieve a photo at the point of care is empowering, to both the clinician and patient. Knowing that I can receive CME credit for these searches makes it even better. Information searching on questions about my own patients reinforces continual learning in ways not achievable by sitting in lectures. It's the learning that is directly related to a real world clinical question, at the point of care, that really 'imprints' the knowledge. I would recommend VisualDx and point-of-care CME as a must have for clinicians.
– Dr. Steven T. Golden, Healthcare South, Cohasset Family Practice, MA