Mission Statement

The mission of Educational Concepts in Medicine (ECM™), LLC is to research, develop, and implement continuing education programs which provide healthcare practitioners (HCPs) with the information, expert opinion, and tools required to adopt practice-changing diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, which in turn, lead to improved patient care and outcomes.

Our Heritage

With a rich history in planning and technical support, and the implementation of accredited activities, which are interesting, engaging, and practical for the learner, ECM-produced programs are recognized and preferred by clinicians seeking clinically-relevant and value-based education.

Our Philosophy

We design CME/CE activities that:

  • Create awareness of the clinical problem/practice gap
  • Provide a medical rationale for the target audience to acquire new knowledge/strategy
  • Develop new practice behavior that improves HCP’s performance
  • Incorporate the “patient’s perspective” into the learning activity to facilitate shared decision-making
  • Measure, reinforce, and sustain practice improvement
  • Measure, reinforce, and sustain practice improvement
  • Benefit patients via adoption of new strategies for improved patient care
  • Monitor and report outcomes…and use that data to create additional learning activities
  • Examine the medications that the patient was taking and dosages, as well as the active substance.

We always strive to create non-linear, individualized, self-directed education based on the learner’s

  • Pre-existing knowledge level
  • Learning style
  • Most pressing clinical questions
  • Self-assessment
  • Positive reinforcement

Our focus on “engaged learning” in instructional design leads to adoption and application of new information, techniques, expert opinion, or unique perspectives that in turn lead to the development of appropriate patient management strategies, which include:

  • Content that meets the real educational needs of the target audience…both as a group and as individual learners
  • Alignment with the learning objectives
  • Interactivity via polling questions that measure confidence in applying what is being learned and competence in applying the learning correctly
  • The “patient’s voice”
  • Outcomes which report on the learner’s ability to demonstrate acquisition and retention of new relevant knowledge and strategy