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Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

Community Practice Connections™: Exploring the Evolving Role of Digital Innovations for Clinical Decision Support

Release Date: December 19, 2019
Expiration Date: December 19, 2020
Media: Internet - based

Activity Overview

Community Practice Connections™: Exploring the Evolving Role of Digital Innovations for Clinical Decision Support is a series of brief interviews with experts in the field exploring clinical decision support (CDS) platforms for the medical management of patients with cancer. The video interviews address how these technologies can improve the delivery of precision medicine, the efficiency of tumor boards, and workflow. The program also addresses the challenges of integrating CDS technology into the clinic and strategies to overcome these challenges.

Benefits of Participating

  • Improve your knowledge of cutting-edge digital solutions to manage patients with cancer
  • Learn about clinical decision support technologies
  • Explore new ways to revolutionize cancer care in a small-group setting
  • Motivate you to consider ways to improve the efficiency of your tumor board meetings

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Roche Diagnostics Corporation.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  • You will need to log in to participate in the activity.
  • Each presentation may contain an interactive question(s). You may move forward through the presentation; however, you may not go back to change answers or review video files/content until you finish the presentation.
  • At the end of the activity, “Educational Content/Video files” will be available for your reference.
  • In order to receive a CME/CE Certificate, you must complete the activity.
  • Complete the Posttest and pass with a score of 70% or higher, complete the Evaluation, and then click on “Request for Credit.” You may immediately download a CME/CE Certificate upon completion of these steps.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for oncologists, chief medical information officers, chief information officers, and information technology specialists involved in the treatment and management of cancer with digital solutions. Pathologists, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, investigators, pharmacists, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals interested in the treatment or management of cancer are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Outline the clinical implications of tumor testing strategies for patients with cancer, including comprehensive genomic profiling, hotspot analysis, tissue and liquid biopsies
  • Identify the role of multidisciplinary teams in facilitation and implementation of novel digital solutions in oncology care settings
  • Assess methods to overcome barriers to personalized medicine and increase cancer screening, tumor boards, and clinical trial referral in the community setting
  • Apply available digital solutions to develop evidence-based individualized treatment decisions for cancer patients

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures


Richard D. Hammer
Richard D. Hammer, MD
Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Roche. Consultant: Roche. Speakers Bureau: Roche. Shareholder: PathEdex.

Lincoln R. Sheets
Lincoln R. Sheets, MD, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Health Management and Informatics
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Roche Molecular Systems.

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME/CE activities. In compliance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME/CE activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a COI.

Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This CME/CE activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician and nurse relative to diagnostic or treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or the company that provided commercial support.

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