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Chicago, IL and Silver Spring, MD | March 28, 2016
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is proud to announce a new logo. A mark is also now available to identify interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) providers that have been awarded Joint Accreditation. Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The first and only collaboration of its kind, Joint Accreditation establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team. Created with input from jointly accredited providers and the continuing education accreditors, both marks are designed to convey the collaboration, leadership, and forward thinking of Joint Accreditation. The logo and mark will serve to promote the value of IPCE to the community of healthcare professionals and other stakeholders. The logo and the provider mark are similar to communicate a consistent brand. The difference is that the logo for the accreditors, shown on the left below, says Joint Accreditation under the image, while the provider mark, shown on the right, says Jointly Accredited Provider.
“This milestone represents the ongoing growth and success of Joint Accreditation and the commitment of jointly accredited providers to delivering effective, relevant healthcare education by the team, for the team. We thank our jointly accredited providers for their dedication to high-quality IPCE and the work they do every day to make a difference.” Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®)
“The new logo symbolizes that our three accrediting bodies continue to respect our differences while building on our shared values in a concerted effort to facilitate team-based continuing education and collaborative practice through the work of jointly accredited providers. We not me is the essence of our collaboration and the impetus for our new logo.” Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), BCPS, FCCP, Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
“Joint Accreditation is the first and only accreditation designed to promote interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare delivery. Healthcare providers worldwide can trust organizations with this mark to deliver the highest quality, evidence-based continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.” Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Vice President, Accreditation Program and Institute for Credentialing Research, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Launched in 2009, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Joint Accreditation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) specifically designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare delivery. A leading model for interprofessional collaborative practice, Joint Accreditation establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team. This innovation promotes interprofessional education that leads to improved healthcare delivery and better patient outcomes.
Joint Accreditation enables providers to achieve distinction from three leading healthcare continuing education accreditors; increase operational efficiency, saving time, money, and resources; provide continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, or nurses separately or together; and improve collaboration and reduce hierarchies among healthcare professions. Jointly accredited continuing education providers must meet rigorous standards for educational quality and independenceincluding the Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure Independence in CME ActivitiesSM. With Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the ACCME, the ACPE, and the ANCC seek to assure the public that healthcare teams receive education that is designed to be independent, free from commercial bias, based on valid content, and effective in improving the quality and safety of care delivered by the team.
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Joint Accreditation executive leaders are available for speaking engagements to discuss the opportunities for continuing education to advance interprofessional education and collaborative practice through the Joint Accreditation program. For more information, please contact: [email protected].
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting institutions that offer continuing medical education (CME) through a voluntary, self-regulatory system. The ACCME also has a system for recognizing state medical societies as accreditors for local organizations offering CME.
The ACCME’s mission is to identify, develop, and promote standards for quality CME that improves healthcare for patients and their communities. There are approximately 1,900 accredited CME providers within the ACCME System that offer more than 147,000 activities each year, comprising more than one million hours of instruction and including more than 25 million interactions with physicians and other healthcare professionals. The ACCME’s member organizationswhich represent the profession of medicine and include physician licensing and credentialing bodiesare the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc. For more information, visit www.accme.org.
ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. In collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, ACPE accredits pharmacy technician education and training programs. ACPE also offers evaluation and certification of professional degree programs internationally. The mission of ACPE is to assure and advance excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy. ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Council on Education (ACE). To learn more about ACPE, visit www.acpe-accredit.org or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. ANCC also accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education is the only unified process for organizations to be simultaneously accredited to provide medicine, pharmacy, and nursing continuing education. www.nursecredentialing.org
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