Accreditation:

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation in enduring materials and web-based CME activities are tracked through log-on and registration procedures. Certificates of attendance, designating the maximum number of credits, are distributed to participants via the web site. Participants are responsible for accurately tracking their actual time spent on the activity.

Disclosure of faculty financial affiliations:

AMIA, as an ACCME-accredited provider, endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing medical education activities under our auspices.

AMIA requires that all CME activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the presentation/discussion of its content, theories and practices.

All faculty presenters participating in an accredited CME activity are expected to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.). AMIA will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the reader. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to AMIA (www.amia.org)

The following faculty and planners of this activity report no financial relationships with commercial interests: Faculty Drs. Carter, Desai, Hersh, and Montella; Faculty assistant Elizabeth Chapman; Planners AMIA VP of Education and Academic Affairs Jeffrey J. Williamson; AMIA Director of Education Pesha Rubinstein; AMIA Certification Consultant Ben S. Munger, and consultant Elaine Steen. Dr. Payne discloses that he is a board member of Transformative Medicine, and that he receives royalties from Elsevier.

AMIA, as an ACCME-accredited provider, requires that all faculty presenters identify and disclose any off-label uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products. AMIA recommends that each physician fully review all the available data on new products or procedures prior to clinical use.