CME and Immersive Technologies

CME

CME or Continuing Medical Education has been defined by Accreditation council for CME (Continuing medical education) as educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

ACCME Examples of topics that are included in the ACCME definition of CME content include:

  • Management, for physicians responsible for managing a health care facility
  • Educational methodology, for physicians teaching in a medical school
  • Practice management, for physicians interested in providing better service to patients
  • Coding and reimbursement in a medical practice
  • The AMA(American Medical Association) has also broadly defined many areas that must be included in scope of CME to improve outcomes of patient care and also advises on better patient care.
    CME are extended by various accredited providers for training physicians, nurses or assistants.
    Virtual Reality technology that exists today helps in enabling some of the key areas that a CME aims for – build empathy, reduce time to train and engage patient as interactive participants. Many areas like Cardiovascular care, Coronavirus, Managing Mental Health, Alzheimer Patients needs to build training from perspectives of medical experts, patients and caregiver or family to enable to make fair decisions for their own or family in a cost effective way without complicated new terminologies. The care must also take into account various biases especially in minorities or women related health using not just local but global metrics. Visual and Voice cues help in better engagement and retains as more learning scenarios are provided.
    Learn more about our CME XR Builder – Classimmerse VR