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InterAct distance education courses: study medical management from the comfort of your home!

I was extremely pleased with the quality of the material, lectures and
discussions. The format made me feel like I had a personal relationship
with the instructors, even though this is distance learning.
--William Biermann, MD
Vice President, Blue Bell, PA


InterAct courses come in many shapes and sizes.

Some InterAct courses include video on CD, some come with an audio track with PowerPoint presentations, and others are completely Web-based text courses. No matter what the format, InterAct courses can be taken on virtually any home or office computer.

Full InterAct courses include online sessions with faculty. These sessions are 3 to 6 weeks in length, but you don't ever have to be online at a particular time of day. The discussions and case studies that take place during the scheduled online sessions are required for graduate degree or board certification credit.

InterAct Express courses do not include a scheduled online session. These are complete, self-study courses that you take at your own pace as your schedule permits.

Graduate degree and board certification credit

Most InterAct courses provide credit toward graduate management degrees with our university partners: Carnegie Mellon University, Tulane University, University of Massachusetts and University of Southern California. For more information about our graduate programs visit: www.acpe.org/degrees. The credit can also be used toward board certification with the certifying commission in medical management. For more information visit: www.ccmm.org

To register for any of the InterAct courses, call ACPE at 800-562-8088 or visit our Web site at www.acpe.org/interact

ACPE InterAct Courses

Here's a catalog of our current InterAct courses and a brief course description.

For more detailed course descriptions, visit ACPE online at www.acpe.org/interact or call 800-562-8088.

Ethical Challenges of Physician Executives

** How much treatment is too much when a patient is terminally ill?

** When an HIV patient practices risky behavior, how do you balance the patient's right to privacy against public welfare?

** Informed consent, confidentiality, ethics in managed care and the physician and organization's roles are the focus of this course.

Faculty: Laurence McCullough, PhD
 Full Interact Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 12 5
Graduate Credits 12 Core --
Online Session Yes (3 weeks)* No
Technology Video on CD Video on CD
Price $625 members $325 members
 $700 non-members $400 non-members


Essentials of Health Law

** This course will give you an understanding of laws pertaining to health care organizations.

** You'll also focus on specific areas, including:

- HIPAA and patient rights

- Stark legislation, antitrust traps, employment contracts

- Peer review, disruptive practitioners, practitioner health

** Plus current legal trends and rulings and how they apply to your organization.

Faculty: Susan Lapenta, JD * Henry Casale, JD
 Full Interact Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 14 8
Graduate Credits 14 Core --
Online Session Yes (3 weeks)* No
Technology Video on CD Video on CD
Price $625 members $325 members
 $700 non-members $400 non-members


Financial Decision Making

** The ability to apply financial principles and concepts to decision making is critical for the physician executive, but is often a mystifying blend of mechanical calculation and confusing theories.

** This course provides the knowledge and skills to turn the mysteries into tools you can use to shape your organization's strategic future.

Faculty: Robert Kauer, PhD

Steven Finkler, PhD
 Full Interact Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 24 12
Graduate Credits 24 Core --
Online Session Yes (6 weeks)* No
Technology Video on CD Video on CD
Price $1250 members $650 members
 $1400 non-members $800 non-members


Managing Physician Performance

** This course will provoke your thinking about managing performance and vastly improve your practical knowledge through role-playing, case studies and exercises.

** You'll learn about recruiting to hire the right candidate the first time, establishing performance expectations, giving informal and formal feedback, and handling the marginal performer.

Faculty: Howard Kirz, MD, MBA, FACPE * Susan Cejka * Timothy Keogh, PhD
 Full Interact Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 24 13
Graduate Credits 24 Core --
Online Session Yes (6 weeks)* No
Technology Video on CD Video on CD
Price $1250 members $650 members
 $1400 non-members $800 non-members


Three Faces of Quality

** A solid foundation of quality management principles and a wealth of practical applications that can be put into practice immediately.

** Covers many areas including evidence-based medicine, disease management, consumerism, medical error, biopharmaceuticals, and influencing physician behavior.

Faculty: David B. Nash, MD, MBA, FACPE * John B. Coombs, MD * Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA, FACPE
 Full InterAct Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 24 13
Graduate Credits 24 Core --
Online Session Yes (6 weeks)* No
Technology Video on CD Video on CD
Price $1250 members $650 members
 $1400 non-members $800 non-members


Taking Charge of Change

** Bring focus to the myriad challenges of organizational change and the physician executive's role in guiding and sustaining those changes.

** New skills and tools include enhancing personal leadership skills to shepherd change, determining the rate and timing of the change implementation, managing staff members' responses to changes and finding the resources to sustain change.

** Course includes a computer-based simulation game that will truly test your leadership and decision-making skills.

Faculty: Edward O'Connor, PhD
 Full Interact Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 20 12
Graduate Credits 20 Elective 12 Elective
Online Session Yes (4 weeks)* No
Technology Audio on CD Audio on CD
Price $995 members $600 members
 $1145 non-members $750 non-members


Physician In Management Seminar

** More than 15,000 physicians have chosen the Physician in Management Seminar (PIM) to learn the business skills medical schools don't teach.

** You can take the complete seminar or individual modules.

** No matter the setting--large health care systems to solo or group practices--understanding and practicing management behaviors can make a difference.
 Complete Seminar Individual Modules
 Express Version (*Indicates core modules for graduate
 Only (self study) program)

CME 35 Marketing -- 7 CME, Eric
Graduate 21 Core / 14 7 Graduate Credits* Berkowitz,
 Credits Elective $305 members/$320 PhD
Online No non-members
 Session Negotiation -- 7 CME, Roger Dawson
Technology Video on CD 7 Graduate Credits*
Price $1400 members $305 members/$320
 $1475 non-members non-members
 (Save up to $130 Power & Influence -- Charles Dwyer,
 when you order 7 CME, 7 Graduate PhD
 the complete Credits*
 seminar.) $305 members/$320
 non-members
 Finance -- 7 CME, 7 Hugh Long,
 Graduate Credits MBA, JD,
 $305 members/$320 PhD,
 non-members
 Future of Health Care Leland Kaiser,
 -- 3.5 CME, 3.5 PhD
 Graduate Credits
 $155 members/$160
 non-members
 Management Skills -- Roger Schenke
 3.5 CME, 3.5 Graduate
 Credits
 $155 members/$160
 non-members


Practical Fundamentals of Information Systems

** For the physician executive relatively new to information systems management.

** An introduction to data, information, enterprise modeling, software, networks, information security and an overview of information systems project management.

** Course includes online access to faculty.

Faculty: Jeff Rose, MD
 Express Version Only
 (self study)

CME 3.5
Graduate Credits May be completed to meet 3.5
 Core or Elective Graduate Credits
Online Session No
Technology Web-based Text Course
Price $175 members/$250 non-members


E-Health

** Whether your practice is already online or not, your patients very likely are, or will be in the near future (in the past 3 years, the number of Americans online expanded by roughly 40 million).

** Learn what you should be doing in your organization to stay ahead of the e-health phenomenon.

** Course includes online access to faculty.

Faculty: Keith Argenbright, MD
 Express Version Only
 (self study)

CME 3.5
Graduate Credits May be completed to meet 3.5
 Core or Elective Graduate Credits
Online Session No
Technology Web-based Text Course
Price $175 members/$250 non-members


Successful IT Change Management

** Work through models for implementation in the real world and learn known solutions and key tactics for IT success.

** Tools for gaining commitment, dealing with technical shortcomings, project management skills, training and communication.

** Course includes online access to faculty.

Faculty: David Masuda, MD, MS
 Express Version Only
 (self study)

CME 3.5
Graduate Credits May be completed to meet 3.5
 Core or Elective Graduate Credits
Online Session No
Technology Web-based Text Course
Price $175 members/$250 non-members


This was my first online class and I couldn't be more impressed. The lectures were outstanding and the discussions were intellectually stimulating.

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Patti Forest, MD

Medical Director/Residency Director

Bethlehem, PA

Reconciling Values

Keys to Personal and Organizational Effectiveness

** This is an interactive, yet self-paced course for developing skills to make values-based decisions in many of your most critical work situations and relationships.

** It's like going a mile high and looking down to get valuable new perspectives about a variety of situations.

** Course includes phone interview with faculty for individual assessment.

Faculty: Manny Elkind, MS
 Express Version Only
 (self study)

CME 12
Graduate Credits 12 Elective
Online Session Phone Interview with Professor
Technology Video on CD
Price $625 members
 $700 non-members


Practice Management

** The Practice Management course will help you expand your knowledge of the terms and applications associated with financial management, information technology, quality measurement and improvement, and practice operations.

** This course also includes a dynamic, online simulation called "Secrets of America's Best Medical Practice." It was created by an award-winning team of e-learning specialists.

Faculty: Barbara Grant, CPA, MST * Harry Leider, MD, MBA, FACPE * Linda Lightner Griffith, CPC * William Smits, MD
 Full Interact Express Version
 Course (self study)

CME 20 14
Graduate Credits -- --
Online Session Yes (4 weeks)* No
Technology Audio on CD Audio on CD
Price $750 members $500 members
 $825 non-members $575 non-members


Accreditation

The American College of Physician Executives is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

The American College of Physician Executives designates these educational activities for Category I credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

* See registration form for dates of online sessions.

Four Ways to Register

By Phone:

Toll free

800-562-8088

Outside U.S. 813-287-2000

By Mail:

Complete form and mail to ACPE in the envelope provided

By FAX:

Complete form and return by FAX, 24 hours a day

813-287-8993

Via Internet:

www.acpe.org/interact

American college of Physician Executives

4890 West Kennedy Blvd. * Suite 200 * Tampa, FL 33609-2575

800-562-8088 * 813-287-2000 (outside the U.S.) * 813-287-8993 Fax

www.acpe.org

InterAct Registration Form

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Cancellation policy for online sessions only: Must cancel within first week of course or 20% penalty.

Courses start on Fridays, so cancellation must be by Thursday of the following week. Thank you.

Application for Membership PASS IT ON!

Licensed allopathic or osteopathic physicians are eligible for membership in the American College of Physician Executives. No examination is required for this membership. (Annual dues are $215, with a one-time $30 processing fee.) Please mail this completed application along with a check for $245 (U.S. currency) made payable to: American College of Physician Executives or fax back to the number below with your credit card information. We look forward to welcoming you as an ACPE member.

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