Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, May 23, 2016
What's NEW at Athena Forum

New Interactive Features @ Athena Forum Institute

You may have noticed we've added some optional brainteasers at the beginning of our modules, starting with Utilization Management. The quizlets are a quick way to test your knowledge about the topic before you take the course.

In addition, some courses will soon be available via "Listen and Learn" audio recordings. Just watch for the audio buttons in the upper right corner for either continuous or single-page playback.


Tips from our featured course

IBD: Pathophysiology: What do you know?

  1. Current knowledge of the symptoms and onset of IBDs has made early diagnosis and treatment the norm.
  2. IBDs like most other chronic diseases are most costly in the elderly population.
  3. In ulcerative colitis (UC), weight loss is typically not severe.
  4. Diet has been established as a causative agent for IBDs.

[Coming end of May: renovated IBD, quizlet, Module A, Pathophysiology]


IBD: Less Invasive Diagnostic Options

Less-invasive, safe and relatively inexpensive evaluative strategies such as non-invasive markers of inflammation and small bowel ultrasonography have potential benefits. A new rapid test for fecal calprotectin performed by patients themselves at home is being tested and presents a new way of monitoring patients remotely through e-Health.

It may be possible to identify patients with subclinical disease activity and thereby optimize treatment prior to a clinical flare or the need for expensive inpatient care.

[Coming end of May: renovated IBD, Module B, Assessment]


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