Better Collaboration, Better Care:
Improving the Value of CME in the Health Care Setting

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In this webinar, the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) identify key steps in positioning CME and continuing professional development as a strategic resource to strengthen collaboration between physicians and hospitals and help transform the delivery system.

John R. Combes, MD, AHA chief medical officer and senior vice president, provides an overview of a recent report, Continuing Medical Education as a Strategic Resource, including its recommendations. Dave Davis, MD, senior director of continuing education and performance improvement, and Forest Plourde-Cole, specialist for research and development, AAMC, provide several examples of medical centers and teaching hospitals which have used CME as a strategic resource – improving physician and system performance and health care outcomes.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association representing all 144 accredited US and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by member institutions.