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Title: Evidence-Based Medicine ‹Click on the title to begin.

Target Audience: Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physicians


Discuss different methods for validating disease management data, describe the data using quality improvement and decision-making tools, apply EBM skills to access valid literature and Internet sources, and determine best practice standards for a disease management approach.


By the end of this module, you will be able to:

1. Describe an approach for clinical performance improvement using quality improvement and decision-making tools

2. Discuss the process of problem identification .

3. Discuss methods to identify clinical goals and objectives to improve clinical performance

4. Describe the attributes of clinical practice.


R. Michael Massanari, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P. Graduated: Northwestern University Medical School, 1967 with highest distinction; Trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Internal Medicine and completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease (NIH Fellowship) at Northwestern University. Academic and professional appointments include: Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine at University of Iowa; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at University of Michigan; Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Currently: Director, Center for Health Care Effectiveness Research and Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center; Recent Professional Appointments include: at Henry Ford Health System - Medical Director Hospital Epidemiology, Medical Director Professional Practice Review Group, Hospital Epidemiologist, Senior Staff Physician; Internal Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Henry Ford Medical Group; Earned a Masters of Science in Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) from University of Iowa 1985; Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Member of numerous professional organizations; state, local and national committees. Highly respected researcher with more than 70 publications in professional journals and books along with more than 100 abstracts and presentations.

Accreditation Information: 1.0 Contact Hour

This educational activity has been provided by the University of Detroit Mercy McAuley School of Nursing, which is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the Michigan Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Funded By: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The FIPSE Learning Anywhere Anytime Program
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