Wayne, NJ, January 15, 2019 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., is providing support to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for a series of CME-accredited, ultrasound hands-on workshops as part of the UGPLearningHubTM educational platform. Supported by an educational grant and in-kind contribution of ultrasound machines by Konica Minolta Healthcare, participating physicians can receive up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Center for Continuing Medical Education, is one of the largest medical school-based CME Accredited Providers in the state of New York. Founded in 1976, the institution is committed to enhancing patient care through education. In 2017, over 700 national and international CME activities provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine were attended by nearly 48,000 physicians and over 26,000 allied healthcare professionals.
“By supporting Albert Einstein College of Medicine's initiative to enhance patient care, UGPLearningHubTM programs cannowofferphysiciansCMEcreditsthatwillhelpadvancetheirknowledgeandexpertiseinMSK,”saysCourtneyErnst, Manager of Ultrasound Training and Education, Konica Minolta Healthcare. “While ultrasound-guidance is an essential tool for MSK practitioners performing these procedures, operating an ultrasound system is highly dependent on the user’s skill and experience. Proficiency in ultrasound-guidance is a learn by doing process, and therefore Konica Minolta is dedicated to supporting education and hands-on workshops that will further advance the availability and quality of these procedures.”
CME credits are an important aspect of a physician’s ongoing education and improvement in delivering quality patient care. In some states, physicians are required to meet a specific number of credits annually to maintain accreditation for seeing and treating patients. The UGPLearningHubTM provides the opportunity for ongoing physician education and professional development by leveraging the educational programs of leading academic institutions such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine along with the technical and clinical knowledge of leading experts.