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CME Value 2020

By John McCormick - September 17, 2020

Global is pleased to announce that we have updated CME Value Survey data for 2020. The 2020 survey is the latest update in Global's CME Value Survey series, where healthcare providers are surveyed and asked to identify the most valuable resources utilized when there is a need for medical education.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, CME has shown to be invaluable when needing to relay disease state and treatment updates. The updated 2020 survey includes additional questions about healthcare providers preference or willingness to attend live, in-person activities during the pandemic.

If you would like to see the updated data, please use the link and contact form to submit a presentation request. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing the latest results from the 2020 CME Value Survey.

2019 ACCME Annual Report

2019 ACCME Annual Report and Analysis
The 2019 ACCME Annual Report data, released July 31, 2020,  shows the following for CME activities respective to the 2018 report;
  • 12% decline in non-physician participants
  • 8% increase increase in total CME income, including registration fees, monetary support, advertising/exhibits, donations, and grants
  • 4% increase in commercial support income.
The three-year trend data shows that since 2016, the number of physician participants at CME activities increased by 12%, while the number of non-physician participants increased by 53%. This significant increase in non-physician attendees at CME activities is largely due to more comprehensive data collection from jointly accredited providers beginning in 2018 as described by the ACCME below,

More Comprehensive Data about Interprofessional Continuing Education

In support of our strategic goal to advance data systems, the three founding members of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education—the ACCME, Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)— launched the Joint Accreditation Program and Activity Reporting System (JA-PARS), enabling jointly accredited providers to report all of their program and activity data, including uni-professional and interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities, into a single, unified repository. Before 2018, jointly accredited providers reported data into multiple accreditors’ data systems. We can now see a more comprehensive picture of the scope of IPCE.

2019 Highlights
  • Non-physician interactions at CME activities decreased from 20.7 million in 2018 to over 19.5 million in 2019 - a drop of almost 5%.
  • Total commercial support contributions rose from $748 million to $776 million, an increase of approximately 4% from 2018 numbers
  • Income from advertising and exhibits rose from nearly $500 million in 2018 to $542 Million in 2019- a 9% increase
  • Commercially supported activities averaged 135 physician learners per activity in 2019
    • Non-commercially supported activities averaged 88 physician learners per activity
  • Of the total attendance at CME activities
    • 47% (17,318,795) were physicians
    • 53% (19,696,421) were non-physicians
  • Publishing and / or Education companies secured apwwwproximately 59% ($497,962,275) of the total commercial support income earned by ACCME accredited providers in 2018
A full copy of the report is available on the ACCME website. If you have any questions or would like to request a copy of the report, please feel free to contact us at

Global Earns ACCME Accreditation with Commendation

By John McCormick - July 30, 2020

Global Education Group is pleased to announce that we've just earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The ACCME decision places Global among a distinguished group of providers that demonstrate excellence across the accreditation criteria and qualify for a six-year accreditation term. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians through July 31, 2026.

In accordance with ACCME accreditation publishing guidelines, Global can state that it has been surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Global Education Group provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvement.

Global looks forward to collaborating with our partners and delivering high quality, impactful medical education activities for physicians. If you are interested in learning more about a joint providership partnership with Global, please contact Andrea Funk, VP Education or John McCormick, VP Education Strategy.


Global earns Accreditation with Distinction with ANCC

By John McCormick - July 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Global Education Group has been awarded ANCC Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through November 30, 2024. Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program. Organizations accredited with distinction have completed a review without deficiencies and full compliance with the ANCC criteria.

Global is proud to be among the distinguished group of providers and we look forward to continuing to offer high quality CNE programs for nurses. If you are interested in learning more about jointly provider CME programs for nurses with Global, please contact Andrea Funk, VP Education or John McCormick, VP Education Strategy

About the ANCC: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.


Technology Solutions: Possibilities for Your CME/CE Program

Solutions for CME/CE Programs Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

By John McCormick - March 20, 2020

We are pleased to share an update on potential technology solutions from our partner AOE Consulting.

As the CME/CE enterprise makes needed adjustments to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals amid the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AOE is making available resources that may prove useful as you navigate potential workflow adjustments, or work to transition live, face-to-face activities to an online format. The table below features several platforms for virtual classrooms and learning management systems.

Edvance 360
Wiz IQ

NOTE: The companies featured above are not a comprehensive list and you may have additional recommendations we would love to hear about. AOE is not specifically endorsing these companies, but the companies featured are some we have engaged with directly, encountered through professional conferences, and/or learned about through clients.

As a second resource, AOE has compiled multiple technology solutions in this downloadable Cost-effective Solutions That Promote Provider Unit Efficiencies ,that could support increased efficiency within your CME/CE program. This handout was provided as part of a recent presentation AOE staff delivered at the Alliance Annual Meeting in San Francisco, this past January. Technology solutions featured include a number of free or inexpensive solutions.

Finally, in the ACCME’s recent communication regarding the PARS annual reporting extension, updated FAQ's were made available regarding activity reporting, as the format of activities may change.

Please contact Global with any questions or concerns.