According to this press release,
- The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is pleased to announce that Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, has joined the growing team at the company‘s Englewood, Colorado, headquarters. Ms Schultz is the Director of Educational Outcomes and Accreditation and will be leading the company‘s new educational outcomes measurement division. In this role, she will be spearheading the development and implementation of methodologies and tools to measure the impact of continuing education activities that PIM jointly sponsors with their educational partners. These activities focus on the continuing professional development of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
Michael Lemon, MBA, President of PIM and a leader in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) industry, states: “In the current environment of regulatory and public scrutiny, it is critical that the CME community generates defensible data demonstrating that our educational activities make a difference in physician knowledge and performance. Physicians and other healthcare providers who participate in our activities may some day care for one of our friends, associates or loved ones. Our new outcomes initiative will allow us to confidently say that what we do makes a difference in the quality of that care.”
This is a good sign, I think. I hope to see more news like this moving forward.