March 24, 2009

Dear Doctor:

I would like to introduce you to a new way of obtaining category 1 CME for the work many of you are already doing in your day to day practice.  The accrediting body (ACCME) now understands that much of our learning comes from the research that we all do at the time of many patient encounters to answer questions involved with their care.

It is now possible to document visits to approved evidence based medical web sites to find specific information needed for patient care at the time of a patient visit (Point of Service), and receive credit of AMA category 1 CME.

The following evidence based web sites have been approved by the CME committee at Morton Plant Mease, and would qualify for accreditation:

   ACP PIER (Evidence-based medical information)

   COCHRANE LIBRARY:  (Evidence-based reviews)
  No log-in/password required from an MPM computer

   DYNAMED:  (Evidence-based medical information)
   ESSENTIAL EVIDENCE PLUS (previously InfoPOEMs) (Evidence-based medical information)
   LOGIN:  baycare               PASSWORD:  baycare (required outside of MPM)

   NATIONAL GUIDELINE CLEARINGHOUSE (Medical guidelines/standards)

   NATURAL STANDARD:  (Evidence-based alternative medicine information)
   No log-in/password required from any MPM computer

 PUBMED (Most current indexing of medical literature) (Medline) (Free; will give
    MPM full-text using this URL)

If there are other web sites you would like to add to this list, please let us know and we can take them to the CME committee to be evaluated.

To receive credit, use the attached form.  You should list the time and date of interaction, the specific web site and information obtained, and a brief description of how this was used to improve patient care.  This can be faxed to Lee Blomberg, CME coordinator at 467-2459.


Julian Greengold, MD
Director of Continuing Medical Education


Physician Name :    

Phone Number:       

Email Address:       

1.  Date and time of patient interaction:

2.  Web site accessed:

3.  Information sought:

4.  How was information used to improve patient care?


Morton Plant Mease Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Morton Plant Mease Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.