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HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR YEAR-END REPORTING IN JA-PARS
As a reminder, by March 31, 2022, your organization is required to submit data about your 2021 CE activities and overall CE program in the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS). The process for year-end reporting has been simplified with the removal of the field for reporting year. To fulfill your year-end reporting responsibility, there are five steps to complete:
Completion of these steps will fulfill your year-end reporting requirement.
Learner Counts for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
There is a known issue regarding the import of learner counts for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in JA-PARS. We are working directly with ACPE to import the 2021 learner counts from CPE Monitor to JA-PARS. Once that is complete, you will also be able to edit those counts, if needed, prior to closing your activities. We anticipate this import will occur by February 23, 2022.
Visit our new JA-PARS webpage for more information.
If you have specific questions about JA-PARS or Joint Accreditation’s reporting requirement, please feel free to email us at [email protected].
CONGRATULATIONS TO PROVIDERS THAT RECEIVED JOINT ACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION
We are delighted to acknowledge seven jointly accredited providers that became the first to achieve commendation last year, including:
Congratulations on your achievement! Learn more about the Menu of Criteria for Joint Accreditation with Commendation here.
NORTH DAKOTA BOARD OF MEDICINE JOINS GROWING STATE MEDICAL BOARDS COLLABORATION
The North Dakota Board of Medicine has joined our collaboration with state medical licensing boards, a collaboration that also includes the boards in California, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, and Oregon. Jointly accredited providers whose learners include physicians have the opportunity to report CME-completion data in JA-PARS about physicians licensed in North Dakota, as well as any other state. This program was created with the goal of reducing burdens on accredited providers and physicians while simplifying the audit process for boards. Learn more here.
GETTING STARTED WITH JOINT ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
New to interprofessional continuing education? Joint Accreditation staff will be hosting a virtual workshop on March 29, 2022, to provide an overview of the Joint Accreditation process and criteria. The workshop will also include opportunities for participants to ask questions and discuss the benefits of Joint Accreditation. This is an excellent learning opportunity for new staff, even if your organization is already jointly accredited. Watch the Joint Accreditation events page for more details.
SAVE THE DATE: JOINT ACCREDITATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Mark your calendars for the annual Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit on September 29-30, 2022. Every year, the Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit brings together continuing education leaders from around the country to share best practices in interprofessional continuing education and discuss innovative strategies for the future. If you’re a jointly accredited provider or an organization with an approved pre-application and in the process of applying for Joint Accreditation, you will receive an invitation via email in the fall. Explore previous leadership summit reports on the Joint Accreditation website here.
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION STANDARDS FOR CULTURAL LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY AND IMPLICIT BIAS IN CME ARE NOW IN EFFECT
The California Medical Association’s (CMA) new Standards for Cultural Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias in CME went into effect on January 1, 2022. The Standards are designed to support the role of accredited continuing education in advancing diversity, health equity, and inclusion in healthcare. Jointly accredited providers physically located in California and whose target audience includes physicians are expected to meet these expectations. Please note that adherence to the standards is separate and distinct from accreditation status. Learn more here.
IMPLEMENTING THE STANDARDS FOR INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE IN ACCREDITED NURSING CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In a new column published in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, “ANCC Endorses and Adopts the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education,” authors Jillian Moulton (American Nurses Credentialing Center), Dion Richetti (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education), and Pam Dickerson (American Nurses Credentialing Center) address the purpose of the Standards for Integrity and Independence and offer case examples and strategies for successfully implementing these Standards in accredited education for nursing. The article is available for purchase or via subscription here.
SPECIAL PUBLICATION FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICINE TO ADDRESS OPIOID EPIDEMIC
In a special publication from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), “Educating Together, Improving Together: Harmonizing Interprofessional Approaches to Address the Opioid Epidemic,” authors Kathy Chappell (ANCC), Steve Singer (ACCME), Eric Holmboe and Lauren Poulin (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), Elizabeth Finkelman (NAM), and Aisha Salman (NAM), offer strategies for preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals and educators to tackle an ever-evolving opioid crisis. Read more here.
REGISTER FOR SACME 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) will host its 2022 Annual Meeting on February 21-23, 2022, in a live virtual format. The theme for this year’s conference is “Work, Life, Learning: Navigating Through Uncertain Times.” Sessions will address the context of wellbeing in our personal and professional lives, explore tips to maintaining wellbeing, and provide actionable pearls to stop surviving and start thriving in our new normal. Register here.
ADVANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AT ACCME 2022 MEETING
In-Person Early Bird Rate Available Until February 25
Join your colleagues in accredited education at the ACCME 2022 Meeting on April 26-28, 2022 in Chicago, IL. The meeting will take place in a hybrid format with opportunities for both in-person and virtual participation. Registration at the early-bird discounted rate for in-person participation is available until February 25, 2022.
Explore the meeting agenda to view the 40 in-person and 20 virtual breakout sessions that will be led by your colleagues, including a mini plenary session in person on Joint Accreditation’s vision for the future. Session topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion in continuing professional development, innovative activity formats, mentorship and leadership in CE, simplifying and streaming planning processes, and more. Learn more and register here.
April 21, 2023
Joint Accreditation Newsletter: One Week Left to Register for the 2023 JA Leadership Summit; Explore the New Compliance Check Series; Register for the Summer Provider Update Webinar
March 24, 2023
Joint Accreditation Newsletter: Register for the 2023 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit; Redesigned Joint Accreditation Website Coming Soon
November 01, 2022
Joint Accreditation Newsletter: Explore the 2022 JA Leadership Summit Report; Learn More About the December Provider Update Webinar; Register for the Excel Template Webinar