In April we presented data at the International Society for Research on Internet Intervention conference in Seattle Washington. Our study compared outcomes from an in-person CME class with an online continuous CME course. We found significant improvements in resilience and burnout in the continuous CME course. We believe these to be important findings given the current interest in burnout. These findings are in line with our understanding of treating burnout, which include frequent assessments of emotional status and exercises to ameliorate symptoms of burnout.
Our poster sessions were interspersed between some really fantastic presentations on crafting effective internet-based CME and health interventions, many centered around presenting their approach to answering the ever-present question for technology-based interventions, “How do we get people to use this?”
We left with a greater understanding of design optimizations and compromises, and excitement to implement these in our applications.