EMS 2015 -- Region IV Unveils New Continuing Education Application Submission System
Department of Social Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/20/2015
Region IV Unveils New Continuing Education Application Submission System
MBEMSC Releases Digital Platform for Applying for Con-Ed Approval Numbers
Burlington, MA: Today, the Metropolitan Boston Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. (MBEMSC), EMS Region IV, the agency designated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to coordinate the delivery of Emergency Medical Services, within the sixty-one cities and towns comprising the Metropolitan Boston Area, announces a new online system for submitting Continuing Education Training Applications.
Together with local company and implementation partner OpFocus, the MBEMSC has developed a digital system for all Continuing Education Coordinators, Instructors, and Accredited Training Institutions within the Region to submit their courses for approval. This new system is accessible from the MBEMSC website and will allow educators to submit their entire continuing education request electronically, rather than by via mail, email, or fax. Instructors, Coordinators, and ATIs will be able to enter all relevant course information on the entry page and attach their signature and course outline, then submit electronically.
The MBEMSC advises that the guidelines for submitting Continuing Education and NCCR courses for approval have not changed; just the method by which they are submitted is changing. Coordinators, Instructors and ATIs will no longer need to complete the continuing education application form or ATI course registration sheet because the online entry portal has taken its place.
The MBEMSC encourages all Coordinators and Instructors to use this new digital resource. As of January 1, 2016 MBEMSC will no longer be accepting paper, fax, or email continuing education applications.
Of the new platform, Executive Director Derrick Congdon says, “Launching this new resource for Educators. Trainers, Coordinators, and Accredited Training Institutions allows for a more efficient and expedient process in getting EMS education courses approved. We are excited to be able to bring this new tool to the members of Region IV.”