The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is pleased to announce the release of an addendum to the 2010 Annual Report Data.
The addendum, entitled "Analysis of Commercial Support Distribution and Long-Term CME Trends," builds on the information included in our previously published annual reports, from 1998 through 2010, to provide a comprehensive review of the size and scope of the ACCME accreditation system.
In addition, the addendum includes new data presenting an overview of commercial support across the national CME enterprise. The new data analyzes CME with and without commercial support by activity types, numbers, hours, and participants.
The ACCME is able to publish this new data because of PARS, our Program and Activity Reporting System. Launched in 2010, PARS is a Web-based portal designed to centralize and streamline the collection, management, and analysis of program and activity data from ACCME-accredited CME providers. The structure of PARS and the CME community’s adoption of PARS enabled the ACCME to produce this addendum and share new information with our stakeholders.
We are committed to sharing CME data as a service to accredited providers and other stakeholders. The 2010 Annual Report Data and this addendum mark the 13th year the ACCME has been collecting, analyzing, and publishing information about accredited providers, and offer more than a decade-long perspective on the scope of the ACCME accreditation system.
Visit our Web site, www.accme.org, to download the addendum, the 2010 Annual Report Data, and the previous years' reports.
We hope that this addendum and the 2010 Annual Report Data are useful to you and your stakeholders and help increase your understanding about the CME enterprise. Thank you.