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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.

Novel Coronavirus Education Resources

ACCME Resources

By John McCormick - March 20, 2020

The ACCME released a " Novel Coronavirus Education Resources" website for CME/CE providers. This page includes a list of accredited continuing education (CE) activities and additional resources that can help the CE provider and clinician community respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The ACCME encourages accredited providers to circulate this link to their CE learners and community. Please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest updates. If you would like to share information about CE activities or other resources to post on this page, please email 

Join Global at the Alliance 2020 Conference

By John McCormick - January 3, 2020

Global is pleased to annouce that we will be exhibiting at the Alliance 2020 Annual Conference, January 8-11 at the Mariott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. With 55 concurrent sessions, 3 keynotes, and 5 pre-conference workshops, the Annual conference is your source for engaging content tailored to the CPD profession.

If your organization will be attending the Alliance, we encourage you to stop by and see us at Booth #505 in the exhibit hall, to learn more about our best-in-class CME partnerships and programs.

To connect with Global before the conference, please contact John McCormick, Vice President, Education Strategy,, or Andrea Funk, Vice President, Education,

We look forward to seeing everyone in San Francisco!

Global to attend CBI’s 17th Annual Independent Medical Education and Grants Summit

September 16th-17th, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA

By John McCormick - September 11, 2019

Global will be attending CBI’s 17th Annual Independent Medical Education and Grants Summit, September 16th-17th, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. The conference convenes commercial supporters, providers (MECCs, Medical Specialty Societies and Academic Medical Institutions) and other key healthcare stakeholders to address leading industry issues centered around improving and standardizing outcomes/assessment methodologies, understanding learner needs, linking CME to patient/healthcare impact and demonstrating the value of CME. This year’s program assembles an impressive faculty of 30+ industry leaders to share perspectives and engage in a robust dialogue examining new innovations, tools and future trends in high-quality medical education.

John McCormick, Global's Director of Education Strategy & Analytics, will be attending the conference. If you would like to schedule a meeting to learn more about Global's CME joint providership services, please contact John directly via email, or by phone at 303-395-1782 X 75.

We are excited to see everyone in Philadelphia and look forward to an informative and engaging meeting.

2019 Grant Approval and Profitability Scale

Request the updated report today!

By John McCormick - September 11, 2019

With a managed network of clinicians, scientists and specialists, Global collects advanced intelligence on CME funding sources and opportunities from both commercial and non-commercial sources. 

The Grant Approval and Profitability Scale was developed as a resource for our education partners, as there continues to be a growing need for developing high-quality CME in the face of decreasing commercial supporter budgets. The first version of the scale, developed in 2014, identified 37 successfully funded live and enduring CME activities, and analyzed the top 10-12 budget line items for high, low, and average costs.

Global released an updated version of the scale in 2016 and decided to dig a little deeper into the data. The 2016 Grant Approval and Profitability Scale analyzed a broader range of program format types and budget line items. Global also calculated the total cost per learner at grant funded CME activities as well as the management fees as a percentage of the total program budget.

The 2017-2018 scale expands on our work from previous years, with updates to programs and format types. The report covers grant funded activities that launched and concluded over a two year span, from January 2017 and December 2018.

Please follow this link to request your copy of the 2019 Grant Approval and Profitability Scale. If you have any questions please contact us at