Improves Healthcare Quality

The provider demonstrates healthcare quality improvement. (formerly Criterion 37)


Rationale: CME has an essential role in healthcare quality improvement. This criterion recognizes providers that demonstrate that their CME program contributes to improvements in processes of care or system performance.

Critical Elements:

  • Collaborates in the process of healthcare quality improvement AND
  • Demonstrates improvement in healthcare quality

The Standard:

  • Demonstrate healthcare quality improvement related to the CME program twice during the accreditation term.