Reduce your risk, earn CME credit on new AAOS Web site
By Carolyn Rogers
Reduce your medical liability risk while earning valuable continuing medical education (CME) credit by visiting the Academy’s new online portal—the Orthopaedic Knowledge Online (OKO) Risk Management CME Web site.
Created by the Medical Liability Committee, this site serves as a central repository for all AAOS educational resources related to risk management.
“We believe that as Academy members become more cognizant of ways to reduce their liability risk, their exposure will decrease and they will also provide better care for their patients,” says David Teuscher, MD, chair of the Medical Liability Committee. The site contains a list of risk management topics that are addressed in various AAOS online, electronic, or live courses. Each topic is hyper-linked to an online course, CD/DVD, or live course. The site also contains links to evidence-based practice resources and other AAOS programs designed to help you to improve your practice and reduce your liability risk.
Nearly all of these activities can be completed electronically—from your home or office. Completing a course qualifies you for the specified number of hours of Category 1 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) approved credit—which the AAOS will also designate as Risk Management CME. These CME credits will appear on your AAOS transcript, and may also be used to satisfy your state licensure requirements.
Check with your insurance company to see if Risk Management CME credits may be used to obtain a discount on your medical liability insurance premium. An “insurance company” link is provided to identify companies that currently provide a premium discount. The Medical Liability Committee hopes to have many more participating insurance carriers in the future.
For a quick demonstration of the new site, stop by the OKO booth at Academy Row—located in the Sails Pavilion on Level 2 of the convention center. Or, explore the site on your own by visiting www.aaos.org/oko and clicking on the “CME” link (member login required