This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and allied healthcare professionals of all specialties.
Goals and Objectives
The Southeastern United States lead the nation in prevalence, morbidity, and mortality for hypertension and diabetes. Within this region, there is also a tremendous gap in health equity among rural and low-income patient populations. Interventions using home blood pressure (BP) and glucose monitoring have been successful in lowering BP and hemoglobin A1c. Thus telemedicine services are poised to improve chronic disease control and health equity among patient populations who historically have faced barriers to healthcare access. This lecture will discuss the role of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring in diabetes and hypertension management. We will examine the impact of a statewide telemonitoring program on BP and glucose control, while identifying common obstacles and strategies to implement these services. At the conclusion of the session, learners should be better prepared to:
- Define telemedicine
- Illustrate clinical outcomes associated with remote patient monitoring
- Integrate telemedicine into chronic disease management
CME Release Date: November 15, 2018
Valid for credit through: November 15, 2019
Course type: Video lecture
Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Southern Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
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- Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
- View the educational video of the lecture.
- Study the educational references.
- Online, choose the best answer to each test question. Learners must receive a passing score of 80%.
- Complete the activity evaluation and outcomes.
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Elizabeth Kirkland, MD, MSCR
Dr. Elizabeth Kirkland is an assistant professor of internal medicine at MUSC Health. She completed medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill followed by internal medicine residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. After residency, she completed a chief residency year at MUSC. She is board certified in internal medicine and holds a Master's of Science in Clinical Research. Dr. Kirkland enjoys caring for all adult patients and has particular interest in wellness, prevention, and women's health. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is involved in medical student education and participates in research focused on telemonitoring of chronic disease conditions.
- Dr. Kirkland has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
- Dr. Kirkland does not intend to discuss off-label or investigational uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not yet approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to declare:
Georgia L. Thomas, RN, MBA, HACP, FACHE, Nurse Planner
Nancy Phillips, MD, Physician Planner
Jennifer Price, MA, SMA CME Program Manager
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