Visit Us at the 39th Annual Conference of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

HealthCourse / RealCME will receive the 2014 William Campbell Felch Award for Outstanding Research in CE.

Alliance Awards Luncheon – Thursday January 16th – 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM: Coquina Ballroom

Members of the Alliance for CEhp are committed to the goal of improving patient care through health profession education — and many are engaged in educational activities that are innovative and exemplify the best practices of the field. These individuals and projects are worthy of recognition, and the Alliance acknowledges such excellence through its annual Awards Program.

Our Senior Research Associate will be presenting at the following session:

Mind the Gap! How to Perform an Effective Professional Practice Gap Analysis without Falling on the Tracks

Thursday January 16th – 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM 

Eric D. Peterson, EdM , FACEHP, CCMEP

Senior Director, Performance Improvement CME, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA

Karyn D. Ruiz-Cordell, MA, PhD

Research Associate, HealthCourseRealCME , New York, NY

Ruth Hertzman-Miller, MD, MPH

Director, Medical Programs, Professional Education, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

The ability to identify the professional practice gaps of learners, analyze these gaps in terms of underlying needs, and consider the contributions of the practice environment is a foundational skill for developing effective educational interventions. This includes the ability to access and analyze performance data at a basic level. However, developing the skill of effective gap analysis is an area where many developing continuing medical education professionals are challenged. During this session, participants will work with performance data, interpret these data to identify professional performance gaps, write clear gap statements, apply an analysis tool for understanding why the gap may exist, explore intervention approaches that might be effective in closing the gap, and assessment approaches that would be helpful in determining if the gap has been closed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Interpret performance data to identify professional performance gaps.
  2. Write clear gap statements.
  3. Apply an analysis tool to understanding reasons for a performance gap.
  4. Create interventions to close performance gaps.
  5. Design assessment approaches to determine if the gap has been closed.