Providers and Accreditors Discuss Advancing Healthcare Education by and for the Team

 

January 28, 2015

 

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), convened a Leadership Summit for Jointly Accredited Providers at the ACCME’s offices in October. The goal of the inaugural summit was to offer an opportunity for jointly accredited providers—as leaders in the continuing healthcare education community—to build a strategic plan for advancing healthcare education by and for the team. Using national stakeholder reports such as the American Hospital Association’s Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource and the Institute of Medicine’s Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America as a call to action, participants reflected on how the community of jointly accredited providers and continuing education accreditors can support interprofessional collaborative practice and demonstrate its contributions to healthcare improvement. Participants included leadership from the three accreditors and from organizations that have received joint accreditation or are interested in joint accreditation.

 

A summary of the Leadership Summit is available here.

 

Launched in 2009, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ is a collaboration of the ACCME, the ACPE, and the ANCC. Joint Accreditation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare delivery. The first and only program of its kind, Joint Accreditation offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to offer interprofessional activities planned by the team for the team as well as to offer individual medicine, pharmacy, and nursing CE activities. Joint Accreditation offers a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. More information is available here.