Interprofessional CE and Joint Accreditation Presentation at IPE Conference
A presentation on the Joint Accreditation™ program was included in All Together Better Health VII: The 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education. The conference, held in June, was cohosted by the University of Pittsburgh and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Steve Singer, PhD, Director, Education and Outreach, ACCME; Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, Executive Director, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE); and Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, Director, Accreditation Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), discussed how Joint Accreditation supports interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The presenters described how they applied the principles of interprofessional collaborative practice to develop Joint Accreditation and explained the benefits of the program for CE providers. They presented case examples demonstrating how jointly accredited providers have achieved measurable improvements in team performance and patient care.
Launched in 2009, Joint Accreditation is a collaboration of the ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC. Joint Accreditation offers organizations the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide medicine, pharmacy, and nursing continuing education activities through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. Joint Accreditation is the first and only program in the world offering this benefit to providers committed to interprofessional continuing education. For more information, visit www.jointaccreditation.org.