Concierge Medicine Today and The Direct Care Journal Launch Continuing Medical Education (CME) Classes, Professional Education Webinars and Courses for Concierge Medicine and Direct-Pay Doctors and Specialtists
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 – The Direct Primary Care Journal (www.DirectPrimaryCare.com) and Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), trade publications in the cash-pay healthcare delivery industry, announced today that they will offering professional education webinars, courses and continuing medical education (CME) activities to help doctors develop and maintain professional knowledge, skills and quality performance standards.
Fundamentals for upcoming classes and webinars to be launched in early 2014 will include: Development of best practices for delivery that improve outcomes and health, increase productivity, and saves money; Adoption of payment policies that reflect the diversity of emerging physician services; technological and clinical integration into a direct-pay or cash-only practice; Identification of options that allow physicians to choose models that fit their mode of practice; Start-Up and finance assistance for physicians seeking a career in private-pay healthcare; and more.
“By identifying current and emerging payment and delivery models that work best for physicians across a variety of practice settings,” says Catherine Sykes, Publisher and Managing Director of Concierge Medicine Today and The Direct Primary Care Journal, “we will play a vital role in helping physicians navigate the evolving health care environment successfully.”
As the nation’s independent observer and reporter of unique health care delivery systems, Concierge Medicine Today and The Direct Primary Care Journal have been dedicated to helping physicians navigate the environment successfully by providing physicians with helpful business and educational resources that have resulted in positive outcomes for patients and greater professional satisfaction for physicians.
“CMT is a thought leader, resource promoter and investigative platform dedicated to advancing concierge medicine throughout the medical field,” says Dr. Brian Thornburg, a concierge physician in Naples, FL. “They stand alone in this mission and assist physicians in providing better care and services to their patients. This makes for a healthier population.”
Spokespersons for the development of these professional education activities at CMT noted that a series of courses, classes and webinars will be announced with subsequent CMEs in 2014. These Continuing Medical Education (CME) offerings will help this growing industry develop and maintain knowledge, skills and performance standards necessary for a long, successful career in this modern healthcare delivery marketplace.
“When doctors are successful, we will be a national force showcasing delivery and payment models that restore professional satisfaction and practice sustainability for physicians,” says Sykes. “Our mission is to play an active role in supporting physicians through related practice changes, providing relevant solutions across specialties, practice settings and geographies. Ultimately, we will strive to create a more professional and stable business environment that better serves physicians and the patients under their care. When it comes to continuing medical education (CME) activities, Concierge Medicine Today and our sister publication, The Direct Primary Care Journal have the right physician relationships, instructors, educational resources and background to help today’s busy physicians and staff meet their business, educational and professional needs.”
About Concierge Medicine Today
Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), is a news organization and the industry’s oldest national trade publication for the direct primary care and concierge medicine marketplace. Their web site is the online destination for businesses, consumers, physicians, legislators, researchers and other stakeholders to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drives the conversation that concierge medicine and direct primary care is creating on a national and international level. For more information, visit: http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com or www.DirectPrimaryCare.com.