The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is pleased to announce the release of the 2011 Annual Report Data.
We have expanded the 2011 Annual Report Data in order to provide a more comprehensive view of the size and scope of our national accreditation system.
The ACCME directly accredits providers that offer continuing medical education on a national scale. The ACCME also recognizes more than 40 state and territory medical societies as accreditors for providers that offer CME on a local or regional level.
In the 2011 Annual Report Data, we aggregate information from ACCME-accredited providers and state-accredited providers, including total numbers of accredited providers, activities, and participants. This data shows that there are more than 2,000 accredited providers across the country that offered more than 130,000 activities in 2011.
In addition, we offer separate data sets about the CME offered by ACCME-accredited providers and by state-accredited providers, enabling you to see the scope of the CME system at both the national and state levels.
The 2011 Annual Report Data includes a review of commercial support received by ACCME-accredited providers. The data analyzes CME with and without commercial support by activity types, numbers, hours, and participants.
The ACCME is able to publish this commercial support analysis because of our Program and Activity Reporting System or PARS.
Launched in 2010, PARS is a Web-based portal designed to centralize and streamline the collection, management, and analysis of program and activity data from accredited CME providers.
The structure of PARS and the CME community’s adoption of PARS enable the ACCME to produce new information..
We are committed to sharing CME data as a service to accredited providers and other stakeholders.
The 2011 Annual Report Data marks the 14th year the ACCME has been collecting, analyzing, and publishing information about accredited providers.
We hope that the 2011 Annual Report Data is useful to you and your stakeholders. Thank you.