From the 2015 ENDO conference held in San Diego (March 5-8).
Success of CME at Improving Patient-Clinician Interactions
“This activity was highly effective at prompting clinicians to make practice changes in accordance with the goals of the program, showing that education on strategies for improving communication with patients is a useful way to effect changes in practice. The highest percentages of changes were in the areas of engaging the patient in discussing their concerns about insulin, starting that conversation earlier in the disease process, and more directly involving patients in shared decision making. use of new communications strategies, however, may be challenging due to physicians’ perceived lack of time and staffing. Future needs for education continue to include strategies for identifying and facilitating access to diabetes education for all patients with T2D upon diagnosis and on an ongoing basis.”