According to this press release,
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.