Accreditation Council for CME Implements Testing Phase of Online Program & Activity Reporting System

Data-collection portal will improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of continuing medical education
Chicago, IL
September 17, 2009


 Dated material.  For current PARS information, please visit the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) page.

The Program & Activity Reporting System, a web-based portal for the collection and analysis of up-to-date, comprehensive data from CME providers, has moved into the testing phase. With the deployment of the system, the ACCME aims to improve the CME enterprise’s transparency, efficiency and accountability, as well as save time and streamline requirements for accredited CME providers. Currently, the ACCME plans to have the database operational by January 2010.
Find out more details and view screenshots of the ACCME Program & Activity Reporting System.


The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting U.S. institutions that offer continuing medical education through a voluntary, self-regulatory system. The ACCME also has a system for recognizing state medical societies as accreditors for local organizations offering CME.

The ACCME's mission is to identify, develop and enforce standards for quality continuing medical education that improves health care for patients and their communities. There are currently approximately 2,500 accredited CME providers in the United States, whose educational activities draw more than 17 million health care practitioner participants annually.


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