Improving Your CME Program

Last Revised:
May 16, 2016
Published on:
Monday, May 16, 2016

The ACCME and ABIM have developed a resource, Evaluation Tool: CME that Counts for ABIM MOC...

Last Revised:
June 12, 2014
Published on:
Thursday, June 12, 2014

The 2006 Accreditation Criteria are founded on Shewhart and Deming’s “Plan, Do, Study, Act” model for continuous improvement. This is reflected both in those accreditation criteria that are concerned with the improvement of a...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. Criterion 21 requires that the provider, "participates within a institutional or system framework for quality improvement", but does not specify the manner in which this is achieved. Criterion 21 is required to achieve...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Let us say a CME provider set its mission so that the expected result of its program of CME was to change competence and was, "To enable learners to develop strategies for the identification of patients with drug addiction."

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Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

It is expected that CME providers will enhance the impact of CME in their system, or micro system, when they are in collaborative or cooperative alliances with other stakeholders in quality.

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Examples of a "non-educational strategy to enhance or facilitate change as an adjunct to activities or educational interventions" would be, 1) implementing a mechanism to send reminders to participants following CME activities (e.g...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Through self-assessment or self-audit, the physicians in an ACCME accredited group practice might identify the following professional practice gap:

Professional Practice Gap = "We are not identifying any...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

The ACCME does not require accredited providers to measure patient outcomes -- neither in their CME Mission (Criterion 1), activity planning (Criterion 3), nor evaluation of CME...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

No. The ACCME does not require post-tests for any type of CME activity. In journal CME, some sort of challenge must be presented to the learner that is based on the content of the educational activity but we do not call it a post...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Yes, evaluation of learners' change in competence, performance or patient outcomes is required.