Continuing medical education (CME) is meant to bridge the gap between new scientific observations and clinical practice.
However, traditional CME has not been effective at altering the behaviors of physicians.
One reason for this failure of traditional CME programs may be their inflexibility.
In traditional CME, the clinician does not choose the topic, the pace of the program, or the place of learning, and the CME material cannot be easily delivered to the point of care where the clinician needs the information.
Computers and computer networks have the potential to accomplish these goals.
CME has begun to appear on the Internet ; however, there have been few evaluations of its usefulness, acceptance, and effectiveness.
Over the last 18 months, we have developed three on-line pulmonary CME programs, and we have delivered them on the Virtual Hospital, the University of Iowa's digital health sciences library on the Internet.
We report our initial experience with this CME material.
We measured the frequency with which the Internet-delivered CME is accessed by monitoring page accessions and by using a log file analysis program (Analog 1.2.3 ; University of Cambridge Statistical Laboratory ; Cambridge, UK).
In addition, we collected all completed CME examinations and evaluation forms submitted by registered users. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumologie, Enseignement assisté ordinateur, Internet, Enseignement, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumology, Computer assisted teaching, Internet, Teaching, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0294887
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.