As adjuncts to its Bridge to Quality™ accreditation workshops:
➽ The ACCME has published a compendium of compliance and noncompliance case examples drawn from the accreditation review process. This compendium is designed to help CME providers learn from each other and understand how the ACCME evaluates compliance.

➽ The ACCME publishes data about accreditation outcomes that shows providers that compliance is achievable and alerts them to potential risk areas for noncompliance.

➽ The ACCME facilitates the dissemination of best practices by producing video interviews with CME and other healthcare system leaders who share their innovative approaches to planning effective education, including strategies they use to overcome challenges and build bridges with other healthcare stakeholders.

➽ The ACCME uses organizational and administrative tools and processes to support providers in successfully achieving reaccreditation. For example, the ACCME publishes guides to the reaccreditation process and sends reaccreditation timeline reminders.

Criterion 18: The provider identifies
factors outside the provider’s control that affect patient outcomes.

The ACCME has identified the following factors, outside of its control, that affect the ability of its providers to comply with accreditation requirements and offer effective CME that improves physician competence, performance, and patient outcomes:
➽ There is a range of expertise among CME

➽ Commitment to change varies among learners.

➽ Some executives are not committed to the success of their CME program. They may not allocate appropriate funding or resources, and they may not demand or expect that the CME program demonstrate change and improvement.