Local company seeks to expand knowledge of health professionals | New
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI – A local company to help doctors and other health care professionals nationwide stay up to date on advanced knowledge and techniques has brought in a new partner to help make their system more robust.
The Southern Medical Association has partnered with Mocingbird, developed by My MOC, Inc., of North Kingstown, to help further improve a web portal for planning advanced training and follow-up requirements met by clinicians, Ian said. Madom, spine surgeon at Ortho Rhode Island. and portal developer.
This innovative tracking system aims to reduce the red tape and additional tasks associated with tracking the various accreditation requirements that need to be completed periodically, Founder Madom said.
In addition, the program also wants to help doctors and healthcare professionals find advanced training and education related to their personalized niches within their specialties, he said.
“The big picture is to automate this process, to make it more efficient, more efficient,” said the surgeon who operates at South County Hospital and is part of his team using robotic techniques that can bring pinpoint precision to a procedure.
The credentials and education tracking service covers physicians, administrators and other clinicians in all aspects of medicine. He already has clients from Rhode Island and other states.
How it works
Mocingbird aims to take this work and centralize it in a cloud database. Healthcare professional organizations contract with Mocingbird to store and manage all education and licensing requirements for their providers and administrators, he explained.
Physicians and other clinicians are required by the medical industry to regularly complete the requirements to keep licenses and certifications up to date.
At present, keeping up with the medical education required to maintain accreditation in various states and membership in accrediting organizations can be a task pushed back onto priority lists as they deal with patients, companies insurance and require other documents, he said.
“The problem is they have multiple levels of workflows, but don’t have the tools to handle something like continuing medical education. In the end, that too becomes more work, ”he said.
“The whole system of continuing education in healthcare is based on ‘Let me give you a PowerPoint, let me give you a webinar, let me give you material to read.’ You absorb it and regurgitate it, ”he said, noting that this approach does not focus on real learning.
Beyond just registering and notifying these professionals of their needs, Mocingbird aims to create tailor-made learning experiences for them, Madom said.
“We don’t know what we don’t know sometimes. We end up consuming the education we know or already know or just to tick a box. It hurts everyone, ”he said, noting that his system would collect individualized data by specific areas of expertise within specialties to make education more relevant and useful for patients.
With contributions from the Southern Medical Association to the system, all continuing and advanced medical education and requirements required and completed would be presented, tracked and managed within Mocingbird.
Clinicians can also use Mocingbird to find out exactly what requirement is due on a specific date, then use the system to review the required CMEs.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Mocingbird,” said Randy Glick, executive director of the Southern Medical Association.
“Our accreditation team and member physicians have been discussing the need for such a platform for a very long time. This greatly facilitates the maintenance of certification processes and consolidates CME content in one place. We are proud to be partners, ”he said.
Mocingbird was founded by Madom, 44, and interventional cardiologist, Dr. George Fernaine, 46. The two of them attended Yale School of Management together and graduated in 2014, and then decided that this project would solve a growing problem.
“The ‘big resignation’ is happening among healthcare workers,” Madom said, “due to clinician burnout and the intimidating but necessary role of ongoing clearance processes that contribute to it.”
A recent Harvard Business Review article pointed out that 3.6% more healthcare workers quit their jobs than the previous year, and in tech quits were up 4.5%.
“In general, we found that resignation rates were higher among employees who worked in fields that had experienced extreme increases in demand due to the pandemic, likely leading to increased workload and increased demand. ‘burnout,’ he said.
How to handle this squeezing situation is the question, Madom said. It is a necessity in today’s constantly changing medical environment. “Is it wrong to expect your doctors and other health professionals to receive continuing education?” Certainly not, ”he added.
The development of the service offered by Mocingbird can help, he said, adding that it also addresses a personal issue that illustrates the point about overload.
“For George and I we had to fix this on our own. It’s our own personal problem and all of our coworkers we talk to have the same problem, so let’s do something about it,” said Madom.
“My generation of doctors say, ‘Hey, we have opportunities here.’ It’s a time when we can really take the ball and run with it, ”he said.