Joint Accreditation and National Center Create Advisory Board on Interprofessional Continuing Education

March 26, 2015
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Tamar Hosansky

Advisory Board on Interprofessional CE Created to Advance Team-based Care

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education have created a partnership to expand the reach of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE).

Joint Accreditation—a collaboration of the ACCME, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)—establishes the standards for education providers to deliver continuing education (CE) planned by the healthcare team for the healthcare team. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education provides the leadership, evidence, and resources needed for the study of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) as an effective healthcare delivery model.

Together the organizations have formed the Advisory Board on Interprofessional Continuing Education, the first step in developing a strategic plan for adding IPCE into the educational offerings of the National Center and for integrating IPCE in team-based practice settings across the country.

The 13-member advisory board—which includes thought leaders from continuing education accreditors in the health professions, jointly accredited providers, and academic institutions, as well as a public representative —will leverage the research of the National Center to identify IPCE models that can advance the development of a workforce that thrives in a team-based environment.

Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME, is one of the Board members. “I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board for Interprofessional Continuing Education. The ACCME and Joint Accreditation have long been committed to the advancement of healthcare education by the team, for the team. We welcome this opportunity to foster interprofessional collaborative practice through the integration of interprofessional continuing education into workplace settings,” Ms. Regnier said.

Read the National Center news announcement.