An article from Health IT Consultant discussing the increasing prevalence of online Continuing Medical Education as a result of the pandemic and a possible future for the subject.


Over the past two years, we’ve witnessed the massive digital disruption in healthcare that was spurred by the pandemic. The most frequent example tends to be in the rapid adoption of technology like telemedicine, but this disruption has touched even the most seemingly small pieces of the healthcare ecosystem and will have long lasting consequences.

Just consider the conferences that once used to draw large crowds of physicians seeking to attain their continuing medical education (CME) requirements. Physicians haven’t just moved online for patient care, but for these activities as well – and things will never be the same.

In fact, new survey data from Clarivate* sheds light on how physicians are expected to learn the latest clinical developments and interact with eCME programs and in-person events in a post-pandemic future (all data points in this article are attributed to the Clarivate report “Taking the Pulse U.S. 2021: Optimize Physician Engagement).

The findings specifically point to three key takeaways and what this means for the medical community moving forward.

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