June 2019

JOIN US FOR THE JUNE 11 PROVIDER UPDATE WEBINAR

Join us for the Joint Accreditation Provider Update Webinar on June 11 at 1:00 pm CDT. On the agenda:
Improvements to JA-PARS
  • JA Criteria: Modifications and new commendation option
  • Data summary: target audiences selected by providers
  • Credit statements and IPCE credit
  • Preview of September 20, 2019 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit

JA-PARS IMPROVEMENTS: ADDING MORE PROFESSIONS

We are in the process of modifying the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS) to enable you to enter more information about your CE activities that include optometrists, PAs (physician assistants), psychologists, and social workers.
These changes will go live next week. We will discuss the changes on the June 11 Provider Update Webinar and post detailed information on the Joint Accreditation website including FAQ and technical resources.
 
The JA-PARS modifications will include the following:
  • The ability to indicate if an activity’s target audience includes optometrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.
  • The ability to indicate the credit/contact hours offered for these specialties.
  • Participation numbers for optometrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.
 
We are also improving search functionality and reporting. You will be able to search for your activities using the Universal Activity Number (UAN) and provider activity ID on the activity search page. We are updating the reporting functions with the new fields, including the download of all activities and summary of closed activities reports, so these reports will display target audiences, the associated credit or contact hours offered, and number of participants.
Please note for the 2019 reporting year: If you have already reported 2019 CE activities in JA-PARS, you will have the option to update your entries for those activities to fill in the added fields.
 

MODIFICATIONS TO JOINT ACCREDITATION CRITERIA AND NEW COMMENDATION OPTION

We are pleased to announce that we have adopted a new Menu of Criteria for Joint Accreditation with Commendation. These optional criteria seek to provide additional incentive as well as encouragement to jointly accredited providers to expand their reach and impact in the IPCE/CE environment. We have also made modifications to the core criteria for purposes of clarity and simplification.
 
We’ve made the criteria modifications and introduced the option to achieve commendation in response to feedback from our community of jointly accredited providers. We thank all of you who participated in our discussions over the past few years and who contributed to our call for comment. We appreciate your insights and perspectives and look forward to continuing to work with you to advance healthcare education by the team, for the team.
We’ll discuss the changes on our June 11 Provider Update Webinar, and we will update our website with the new criteria, more information, and resources next week.
 

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

You are invited to attend the 2019 Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit, Let’s Go Team! Planning Education for Maximum Impact! on September 20, 2019 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at the ACCME’s office in Chicago.
 
The fifth annual Joint Accreditation Leadership Summit will bring together leaders in interprofessional education and jointly accredited providers to explore educational methodology that demonstrates excellence in identifying professional practice gaps of teams, choosing formats for learning that will be most effective for the team, facilitating planning processes that highlight the roles of team members, and evaluating changes in the team. The nuts and bolts of planning and evaluation will be explored across different types of activities and different learning environments.
 
Please join us for a reception the evening of September 19 in honor of our colleague Peter Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), FCCP, on his distinguished career as Executive Director of Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
 
Registration for the Leadership Summit will open next week.
 

JOINT ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

 

Dion Richetti, Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) VP, Accreditation & Recognition, discusses the planning process for interprofessional CE activities.
 
Workshop participants discuss eligibilty requirements and the Joint Accreditation process during a group exercise.
 
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QUESTIONS?

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