At a more granular level, Dr. Wellikson envisions a “suite of products” to assist members in the MOC process. “What we are trying to do is develop resources that help people practice better medicine,” he says, “and while we are helping you practice better medicine, you can also use that to prove to [ABIM] that you have done it.
“So if you log onto the website today and downloaded and completed any of those SHM resource rooms, somewhere in the next several months you will be able to click on a form, enter the results, send it to ABIM, and you’ll have satisfied a PIM,” Dr. Wellikson says. “You can do the work today.”
SHM’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safer Transitions) and Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation programs are prime candidates for Web-based PIMs, according to Dr. Holmboe.
“I think it is still very early, but we are very excited about this,” Dr. Parekh says. “I think a lot of people still have questions about what exactly this mean to me, and why should I recertify through this focused practice as opposed to the traditional general pathway? We hope to change that by making the resources focused to their practice.” TH
Jason Carris is editor of The Hospitalist.