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Our Approach/Philosophy

Quite simply, our philosophy centers around the idea that information is powerful. In the ever-changing landscape that is healthcare, clinicians and care teams can find it difficult to keep up best practices, payment and reimbursement requirements, and innovative quality improvement strategies.  Regardless of role or position within a team, all staff and providers contribute to a positive or negative patient care experience, to the quality of care over time, and to the total cost of care. For this reason, our modules attend to the team approach and integrated, whole-patient care.

Our goal is to provide evidence-based, up-to-date information in an efficient and interesting way, so the healthcare workers in a wide variety of positions have the ability to leverage it to improve patient care, job satisfaction, and costs. Each of our e-Learning modules presents topical information in a variety of formats and interactive methods. We present the latest research data and practical tips on how to apply the data to the day-to-day work of healthcare.

Our Story

CU e-Learning got its start eight years ago when the CU Department of Family Medicine recognized a need to educate Residency students about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). From our work within practices, it became evident there was a void in education for clinicians, residents, and practice staff, such as medical assistants and office managers. Our modules were developed to help fill that void. Over the years they have been used by many medical residency programs, University of Colorado practices, Salud practices, other practices in Colorado and the country; and are licensed to the American Board of Family Medicine for educational use for their Diplomates.

With very little marketing, CU e-Learning has grown on the recommendations and compliments of our partners and learners. Over time, we found that learning modules developed for one group of healthcare professionals are of interest to professionals in other roles as well. Our module topics continue to evolve and expand to cover initiatives from state and federal governing bodies, such as Colorado’s State Innovation Model (SIM), EvidenceNowSouthwest (ENSW) and Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), and various healthcare topics for professionals seeking continuing education credits.

 Meet Our Team

Bonnie T. Jortberg, PhD, RD, CDE, Assistant Professor,

Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Jortberg is the lead content developer and creator for the site. She has more than ten years of experience in curriculum development for medical students, residents, and healthcare professionals.

Robyn Wearner, MA, RD, Instructor,
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Ms. Wearner completed her Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Adult Learning and is one of the content developers for this site.

Perry Dickinson, MD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Dickinson is the Project Director for the Colorado Family Medicine Residency Project and a content expert for the site.

Kyle Knierim, MD, Assistant Professor,
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Knierim is an expert in health information technology and curriculum development for residents and faculty physicians.

Doug Fernald, MA, Senior Instructor,
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Mr. Fernald is an expert in qualitative research methods.

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Marion Morrison, MS, RD, E-Learning Specialist, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Ms. Morrison has a varied background with more 20 years in software development and 7 years in her second act as dietitian and Allied Health instructor. She provides technical and editorial support for CU e-Learning.

Interested in a Joint e-Learning Adventure?

Contact Bonnie Jortberg.  We are looking for new opportunities to help transform healthcare into quality whole-patient care. Email us at project@cuelearning.org.