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JOINT ACCREDITATION 2021 LEADERSHIP SUMMITTHE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: COLLABORATING & CONNECTING
Mark your calendars for two days of collaborating and connecting at the 7th Annual Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit, to be held virtually on September 30October 1, 2021. The Summit will cover a variety of topics including how to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into your IPCE program, achieving Joint Accreditation with Commendation, the future of educational formats in a post-pandemic world, and more. We will also be reaching out to providers to share their experiences from the past year. Registration details and Summit information will be released on our Events webpage in the coming weeks.
NEW JA-PARS: MORE OPPORTUNITIES, STREAMLINED PROCESS
We’re excited to give you another update about our new, improved Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS), scheduled to launch later this summer. Reflecting feedback from providers and other stakeholders, the new version of JA-PARS will feature a modernized, user-friendly interface for activity and learner reporting.
Reporting Physician-Learner Data
For those of you reporting physician-learner data, the new JA-PARS will offer more opportunities and a streamlined process:
IPCE Activities, Credit Types, Dashboard, and More
The new JA-PARS will offer many other new features, including:
More Updates and Support
We expect to launch the new version of JA-PARS in late summer. We want to do everything we can to help you take advantage of these opportunities. Watch your inbox in the coming weeks for updates and instructions. In the meantime, please continue to enter your activity and learner data as you usually do. Your data will be migrated into the new JA-PARS you will not need to reenter any data. For more information, visit our New JA-PARS webpage.
JOINT ACCREDITATION ENCOURAGES ACCREDITED PROVIDERS TO SUPPORT VACCINATION EFFORTS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND TEAMS
There has been an alarming resurgence in COVID-19 infections among unvaccinated people including healthcare professionals. Accredited interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) can be part of the solution. We encourage jointly accredited providers to leverage their educational infrastructure to ensure that healthcare professionals understand the importance of vaccination for themselves, their families, and their patients. Joint Accreditation supports the statement made by nearly 60 national healthcare organizations representing multiple professions urging healthcare professionals to get vaccinated. Read the full statement here.
“We are immensely proud of the IPCE community for rising to the challenge throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to provide critically needed education to healthcare professionals and teams. With the recent rise in COVID-19 infections among unvaccinated people including healthcare professionals, it’s increasingly important to continue to educate your learners about the vaccines. The IPCE community has demonstrated the power of education to make a positive difference during a public health crisisand we will continue to lead by example and educate our learners on the benefits and safety of vaccinating against COVID-19. By getting vaccinated and educating others, we can help protect the healthcare professionals, teams, patients, and families we all serve.” Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN; Kate Regnier, MA, MBA; Dimitra Travlos, PharmD; Co-founders, Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education
Our COVID-19 resources page hosts information to help healthcare professionals confidently and safely administer the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as resources to support accredited providers develop and deliver education about the COVID-19 vaccines.
JOINT ACCREDITATION DATA REPORT: EMBRACING INNOVATION IN ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTHCARE TEAMS 2020
We are pleased to release the Joint Accreditation Data Report: Embracing Innovation in Accredited Continuing Education for Healthcare Teams 2020, which includes data from a community of 113 jointly accredited organizations that offer healthcare professionals and teams an array of continuing education resources to promote high-quality, safe, and effective care for patients. Learn more here.
IPCE Education and Resources
STANDARDS RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR TRANSITION
We want to do everything we can to support your successful implementation of the new Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Jointly accredited providers are expected to comply with the Standards that are applicable to their organizations by January 1, 2022. The following resources are available:
For more resources and information, visit our Standards resources webpage.
ARCHIVED WEBINAR: SUMMER PROVIDER UPDATE
We held a webinar on June 10, 2021, to discuss important information about Joint Accreditation expectations and to build our interprofessional continuing education community of practice. View the archived webinar here.
WORKING GROUP INSIGHTS FROM THE ACCME 2021 MEETING
One highlight of the ACCME 2021 Meeting this past spring was the introduction of a new longitudinal learning experienceWorking Groups. Proposed by meeting participants, the Working Groups were designed to facilitate collaboration to create tools and resources for the CE and interprofessional continuing education community. The ACCME, a co-founder of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, is now collaborating with each Working Group to help them share the story of their journey and disseminate their final products. Read more about the Working Groups here.
Collaboration & Engagement
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAS ADOPTS STANDARDS FOR INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE IN ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION
We’re pleased to announce that the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) has adopted the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. In adopting the standards, AAPA joins Joint Accreditation and other accrediting bodies representing multiple health professions.
REGISTER FOR THE 2021 ANCC NCPD SUMMIT
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