ACCME Board of Directors Convenes Guest Discussions Regarding the Role of CME in Improving the Health of the Public

May 21, 2013
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Tamar Hosansky

Guest Discussions Explore Opportunities for CME to Support Health Improvement

During its April 2013 meeting, the ACCME Board of Directors convened discussions with invited guests about the role of accredited CME and accreditation standards in improving health. The discussions explored opportunities for the ACCME to support health care professionals’ roles in promoting health, whether they work in education, research, administration, or clinical care. ACCME member organization liaisons joined the discussion.

The invited guests were Peter Angood, MD, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physician Executives; Ana Pujols McKee, MD, Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission; John Santa, MD, MPH, Director, Health Ratings Center for Consumer Reports; and Daniel B. Wolfson, MHSA Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. The guests discussed their perspectives on the importance of physician leadership in improving health care and health; the public’s trust in physicians and in health care institutions; the need for professional education to continue to address the misuse, underuse, and overuse of health care products and services; and the importance of education that facilitates effective interprofessional collaborative practice.

The discussions are part of an ongoing series convened by the Board to support the strategic imperatives to foster ACCME leadership and engagement and to contribute to a more efficient, effective, and simplified system.