“We are thrilled to receive this honor and to continuing our work as a leader in advancing healthcare quality through education,” said Jennifer Hurley, CPHRM, chief operating officer of ELM Exchange, Inc.
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education activities provided by ELM Exchange meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties;
About ELM Exchange
For more than 25 years, ELM Exchange has advanced healthcare quality and patient safety by proactively enabling healthcare professionals to better identify and mitigate risk in their clinical practice. ELM’s best-in- class, comprehensive suite of online healthcare risk management and patient safety education programs and resources serve as an invaluable loss prevention initiative for professional liability insurers. Strategically developed by a core team of physician attorneys and medical-legal experts, ELM’s curriculum of more than 150 different courses including offerings for 26 different medical specialties, provides a risk management solution unmatched in its ability to decrease the errors that lead to litigation - increasing quality of care and reducing costs.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting US 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 promote standards for quality continuing medical education that improves health care for patients and their communities. There are approximately 2,000 accredited CME providers in the United States, whose educational activities draw more than 23 million health care practitioner participants annually.