Linking Outcomes to Objectives
The ACCME Standard
ACCME's criteria #3 and #11 specifically address evaluation. These criteria require that:
Criterion #3:The provider (that's us in CME) generates activities/educational interventions that are designed to change competence, performance, or patient outcomes as described in its mission statement
Criterion #11:The provider analyzes changes in learners (competence, performance, or patient outcomes) achieved as a result of the overall program’s activities/educational interventions.
So, it's important that CME take an active role in design, structure, development, and evaluation of education activities. We're always interested in partnering with you to make sure that your education efforts are effective in addressing the needs of your constituents, and that the content provides them with information that helps close a recognized practice gap.