Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019: Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.
With the near constant flow of new and updated medical research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.
To remain current, CME/CE/CPD credits are a key component of clinicians' professional development and directly impacts their practice of medicine. Globally, UpToDate is accredited and recognized as a continuing education resource by colleges, associations, and authorities from around the world.
By providing accessible and reliable continuing education credits, it further highlights the importance of evidence-based decisions in delivering better health for patients.
Various regional accreditation bodies including the Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization (KIMS), Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DOH-AD), Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and the Dubai Healthcare City Authority-Regulatory (DHCR) already recognise CME earned in UpToDate towards continuing professional development.
“It is a welcoming development for medical professionals in the region to be able to redeem CME, CE, and CPD credits on the go using a smartphone or tablet,” Alaa Darwish, MEA Country Manager of Wolters Kluwer, said. “It gives clinicians back valuable time to spend with their patients, which is in line with our commitment to reducing the variability that stands in the way of effective care by reinforcing the latest evidence to improve patient outcomes.”