Continuing Medical Education
HonorHealth Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. This accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that HonorHealth provides relevant, practice-based continuing medical education.
The mission of the HonorHealth CME program is to support HonorHealth’s commitment to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. This mission is accomplished by the following:
- Provide lifelong educational opportunities for physicians based on identified needs that will lead to the improved health care of patients.
- Convey emerging scientific knowledge to physicians and other health care professionals by offering educational activities that contribute to improved research and practice in the science, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and disease.
- Improve the career satisfaction of physicians by providing them with educational opportunities that keep them abreast of the latest developments in medicine, while simultaneously offering CME faculty and participants the opportunity to interact with one another personally and professionally.
MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) ECHO Program
HonorHealth in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU) Project ECHO®, and the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy have launched a Project ECHO program to increase access and utilization of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) through provider education and technical assistance. The ECHO model, developed by the University of New Mexico, is intended to utilize web technologies to provide instruction and case consultation. ASU will design, implement, and maintain the ECHO program, with a focus on opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication-assisted treatment. HonorHealth will serve as a Spoke Site and provide continuing education credit. This MAT ECHO Project has been funded by research grants from SAMHSA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s (BCBSAZ) Mobile AZ Initiative.
A MAT expert team, the ‘hub,’ will mentor and share their expertise via case studies, case consultation, and lecture, enabling medical providers to treat patients with OUD in their own communities. The MAT ECHO Sessions will meet at HonorHealth Thompson Peak Medical Center campus as well as virtually via Zoom. Sessions will be held bi-weekly (every other Friday, from noon – 1 pm). To learn more or if you would like to present a case at an upcoming meeting, please contact Alison Essary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HonorHealth Faculty Development recognizes and supports medical education faculty members in their role as educators. Faculty educators teach medical students and residents in the classroom and at the bedside. The ultimate goal of the program is to enhance resident and medical student learning and impact the quality of patient care.
The HonorHealth Faculty Development Program conducts undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. Adult learning methods, collaborative learning workshops and consultation are used for participants’ professional development.
A few faculty development resources are provided through:
- Modules and video snippets through Blackboard
- Library services
- Faculty education modules — Continuing medical education
- Residents as teachers
- University of Arizona Physician as Educator course
- Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (ResQIPS) program — Scholarly activity and research
- Arizona State University Science of Health Care Delivery program