The use of outcomes measures to study the impact of continuing medical education is gaining momentum, especially as new accreditation standards require CME providers to assess the impact of their programs. Providers must now provide activities and educational interventions that are designed to change competence, performance, or patient outcomes. Providers must also demonstrate that the program addresses a knowledge or practice gap.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) updated its accreditation standards in June 2006. The new standards are designed to align the mission of the educational program with the impact on physician behavior and practice…
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Michael Barnett, M.D., Ph.D., Executive VP and Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Dorland Global Health Communications. For more information, visit dorland.com.
Lynn Rosen, Senior VP of Professional Relations, ProCom, part of CommonHealth. For more information, visit commonhealth.com.
David Toub, M.D., MBA, VP, Medical Director, SciFluent Communications. For more information, visit medergygroup.com.
Reggi Veatch, Director of Editorial and Accreditation Services, Innovia Education Institute. For more information, visit innoviaeducation.com.
Meg Webster, R.N., Managing Director, Excellence in Medical Education (XME). For more information, visit xmedicaleducation.com.
Experts on this topic
Mazi Abdolrasulnia, Ph.D. VP of Business Development, Outcomes Inc., Birmingham, Ala.; Outcomes Inc. is a full-service evaluation company dedicated to providing quality and objective measurement for providers of continuing healthcare education and patient education. For more information, visit ceoutcomes.com.
Heidi Chandonnet. Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education Inc., Philadelphia; The Institute provides certified continuing education activities for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and other allied health professionals. For more information, visit iche.edu.
Sherri Foster. Senior VP, General Manager, Scienta Healthcare Education, Durham, N.C.; Scienta collaborates with national and international faculty to develop clinically relevant, evidence-based continuing medical education in a variety of therapeutic areas. For more information, visit scienta-edu.com.
Anne Goodrich. Director of Physician Insights, Pri-Med LLC, Boston; Pri-Med is a leading provider of accredited continuing medical education programs and educates physicians through a network of programs that are linked across channels. For more information, visit pri-med.com.
Heidi Liston, Pharm.D. General Manager, DiMedix LLC, Warren, N.J.; DiMedix is a full-service medical education company that exclusively develops and executes a new standard of CME programs that educate healthcare professionals and improve patient care. For more information, visit dimedix.com.
Mario R. Nacinovich Jr. Senior VP, Fission Communications, New York; Fission is a global, full-service, medical education and communications company. For more information, visit fissioncommunications.com.
Barbara Winkelman. VP, Marketing and Multimedia, CME LLC, Irvine, Calif.; CME LLC delivers high-quality continuing medical-educational activities developed by influential clinicians and leading healthcare researchers. For more information, visit cmellc.com.