Understanding Health Literacy
Release Date: 12/5/2018
Expiration Date: 12/5/2021
Format: Internet Activity Enduring Material
Statement of Need/Program Overview
The purpose of the program is to increase the competence of physicians and health care professionals regarding health literacy. The impact of health literacy is encompassing, from prescription medication to consent forms to sending the patient home with discharge instructions. Health literacy is the cornerstone for helping patients take a more active learning role in their care. If patients are provided information in a way they can understand and act upon, the quality of patient care will be improved.
The target audience for this activity is Medical Mutual's provider physician group and related healthcare professionals
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Summarize the evidence-based standards to improving health literacy.
- Describe best-practice tips and techniques for creating and/or changing documents utilized to communicate to patients.
- Recognize low health literacy risk populations in the US.
- Describe methods to improve understanding among patients with limited health literacy.
Medical Mutual is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
Medical Mutual designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact the CME Team at 800.662.7917, or at CMETeam@mmicnc.com.
Instructions to Receive CME Credit
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must score 70% on the post test at the end of the activity and complete the course evaluations. Each participant has a maximum of three attempts to score a 70%. Successful completion is supported by a 70% pass rate at the end of the course, proving competency on the content of the activity.
Faculty and Disclosures
Medical Mutual requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity.
All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Medical Mutual for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The following reported no relevant financial relationships to products or devices that they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial support interests related to the content of this CME activity
- Andy Bowman, Pharm.D., R.Ph. (Faculty)
- Janet McCrossen, Risk Consultant, Medical Mutual (Reviewer)
- Anita Linton, RN, MBA, Sr. Risk Manager, Medical Mutual (Planner)
- Sharon Nichols, Senior Risk Consultant, Medical Mutual (Planner)
- Lauren Hauser, Education Program Specialist, Medical Mutual (Planner)
- Whitley Paige, Risk Management Coordinator, Medical Mutual (Planner)
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
Not a guarantee that using information provided will prevent a claim against you or your practice.
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