Reward Yourself with XtraCredit

Earn CME credit as you find answers online to your clinical questions. Use the iPhone® iPod Touch® application to document your clinical searches as a learning activity using your office or home computer. XtraCredit allows you to document your search activity via text or dictation (iPod Touch users must have a microphone for dictation).

Certified exclusively by the Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, (LCMEI), a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, XtraCredit allows physicians to receive CME credit for online searches among hundreds of approved online resources including: Ovid's institutional aggregated research platform OvidSP, PubMed, National Guideline Clearing House, OMIM, and scores of others listed below. Credit is provided for this Internet Point-of-Care CME activity by the LCMEI. See summary of credit information in the iPhone to the right.

Test drive the app today through the iPhone App Store - your first use is free!   Thereafter you will be charged an introductory price of $4.99 for each completed learning activity.

Earn CME by searching any of these resources

Accredited Provider:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) by Lippincott CME Institute, Inc.

Accreditation Statement:
Lippincott CME Institute, Inc. (LCMEI), is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:
LCMEI designates this educational activity (each completed clinical search) for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience:
This activity is designed for all physicians and other health care professionals with a clinical question to be answered. Participants should use this activity to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development.

This educational activity will provide and encourage the use of a broad collection of quality resources clinicians can use to answer their clinical questions. Learners will identify their own educational needs and objectives for each search, based on their clinical practice.

Activity launch and expiration:
This activity is available for credit from November 15, 2009 through December 31, 2011.

To receive credit, learners must locate information among resources approved by LCMEI. A list can be found in the Approved Resources section.

For questions or comments regarding this activity, contact

Privacy and confidentiality notice:
LCMEI is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of our customers. LCMEI and its technical partners maintain records concerning a learning activity, including name, e-mail address, phone number, sources consulted and answers found for the purpose of awarding credit. No data is linked to a personal file until the learner submits an activity for credit. LCMEI and its partners will study aggregate, anonymous data to analyze the performance and accuracy of the software and to study the overall information needs of physicians.

LCMEI has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alternation of the information under our control. LCMEI does not share or sell any individual's contact information, financial information, or unique identifiers with any commercial supporter, advertiser or third party without the specific permission of the individual.

Approved Resources:
LCMEI's Resource Committee has reviewed and approved certain online resource as being suitable for clinicians to use for research. Some of these resources require subscription or other permissions for access. The approved resources are not comprehensive of all reported medical information. Therefore, other evidence-based resources, clinical guidelines, and full prescribing information may be consulted before developing a diagnostic or treatment plan. Clinicians should evaluate the information obtained in the context of their clinical practice and the needs of their individual patients.

When documenting research via XtraCredit® Learners must note the specific reference to the reference or article that provided them with an answer to their learning activity.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest Statement:
According to the disclosure policy of LCMEI, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. LCMEI and its staff have not relevant financial relationships related to this activity to disclose.

Hardware and software Requirements:
Use of this resource requires an iPhone® or iPod Touch® handheld device (OS 3.0 or higher) for the documentation of the learning activity. iPod Touch® users need an external microphone to use XtraCredit® dictation features. Learners can search and find their answers through the handheld device or any computer that provides access to approved resources.
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