ACCME Convenes Guest Discussions Regarding Strategic Imperatives

April 27, 2012
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Tamar Hosansky

On March 22, 2012, the ACCME Board of Directors convened three discussion sessions with invited guests and the member organization liaisons to facilitate the implementation of the ACCME’s 2011 strategic imperatives.

The Board identified the imperatives during an all-day strategic planning retreat held in July 2011. As part of the process, the Board incorporated feedback that it had received from stakeholders during the strategic dialogue session held at the March 2011 Board of Directors meeting and the other interactive forums the ACCME has convened with various stakeholder groups.

The ACCME Board of Directors identified the following strategic imperatives:

  • Foster ACCME Leadership and Engagement
  • Evolve and Simplify the Accreditation Standards, Process, and System
  • Explore and Build a More Diversified Portfolio of ACCME Products and Services

Guests and topics included the following:

  • Richard A. Berger, MD, PhD, Dean of the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic; and member, ACCME Accreditation Review Committee, presented a case study describing an organizational approach to MOC.
  • Barbara Barzansky, PhD, MHPE, Secretariat of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); and Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD, Chief of Staff and SVP, Department of Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); discussed the integration of education across the continuum.
  • Carolyn Clancy, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); and Mark Levine, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Denver, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), discussed the opportunities for accredited CME to contribute to an evolving health care system.

The Board thanks the guests and the member organization liaisons for their participation and appreciates the forward-thinking, high-level interaction. The Board will continue to explore the themes that emerged during the discussions and engage in dialogue with stakeholders regarding the strategic imperatives.