Improves Patient/Community Health

The provider demonstrates the impact of the CME program on patients or their communities. (formerly Criterion 38)


Rationale: Our shared goal is to improve the health of patients and their families. This criterion recognizes providers that demonstrate that the CME program contributed to improvements in health-related outcomes for patients or their communities.

Critical Elements:

  • Collaborates in the process of improving patient or community health AND
  • Demonstrates improvement in patient or community outcomes

The Standard:

  • Demonstrate improvement in patient or community health in areas related to the CME program twice during the accreditation term.

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