CME in the News and on the Blogs January 27th, 2010

January 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Here is a report on the dwindling numbers of accredited CME providers. The prediction that this will continue is correct and for a number of the reasons included in the report. It is probably a good trend.

I am off to the annual meeting of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education. I think I’ll hear about others who are considering doing the very same thing.

ACCME reports industry shrinkage

Medical Marketing & Media, January 26 2010

“In the last 12 months, 142 medical-education providers either lost their accreditation to offer CME or decided not to apply for renewal, said the ACCME in a report issued last Friday. The tally includes med-ed companies, societies, hospitals and other entities which, for a variety of reasons, have found it too difficult to offer certified activities or, in some cases, to remain in operation at all.

The figures, posted on the Accreditation Council for CME (ACCME) website along with a summary of its December 2009 board meeting, show the extent of attrition taking place in the industry. There are now 713 accredited providers (vs. 725 in 2008) and 1,523 providers accredited by ACCME-recognized state and territory medical societies (vs. 1,600 in 2008)…..”

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What do you think? Good trend or bad trend?


Entry filed under: ACCME, Accreditation, CME Issues.

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