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CME Value: COVID-19 Edition

2021 CME Value

By John McCormick - October 25, 2021

CME Value: COVID-19 Edition
For many years now, Global has surveyed physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in a variety of clinical practice areas to gain insight into their perceived value of CME, how often they incorporate information from CME into practice, preferences related to education, barriers to practice, and other critical data points that advance our educational and funding objectives. In 2021 Global conducted a similar survey that included questions surrounding the COVID19 pandemic to understand what type of CME has been favorable during the pandemic, how HCPs feel about attending live, in-person meetings, and the vaccine status of this learner population.

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2020 ACCME Annual Report

2020 ACCME Annual Report Analysis

By John McCormick - June 30, 2021

2020 ACCME Annual Report
2020 ACCME Annual Report and Analysis - Summary
The 2020 ACCME Annual Report data, released June 17, 2021, shows the following for CME activities respective to the 2019 report.
  • 37% increase in non-physician/other participants, 5% increase in physician interactions
  • 26% decrease in total CME income, including registration fees, monetary support, advertising/exhibits, donations, and grants. Advertising/exhibit income was down nearly 50% compared to 2019 
  • 7% decrease in Commercial support income
The three-year trend data shows that since 2018 annual reporting, the number of physician participants at CME activities increased by 18% while the number of non-physician participants increased by 31%. This significant increase in non-physician attendees at CME activities is primarily due to more comprehensive data collection from jointly accredited providers, as described by the ACCME below that was first used in the 2018 ACCME Annual Report.

New in 2018: 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.

2020 ACCME Annual Report and Analysis - Statistics
  • Non-physician interactions at CME activities increased from $19.5 Million in 2019 to $27 million in 2020 – an increase of 37%
  • Total commercial support contributions decreased from $776 Million in 2019 to $722 Million in 2020, a decrease of approximately 7% from 2019 numbers. Three-year data shows since 2018, commercial support income is down by approximately 3%.
  • Income from advertising and exhibits decreased drastically from 2019 to 2020 – from $542 million in 2019 to $219 Million in 2020.
  • Commercially supported activities averaged 145 physician learners per activity in 2020
    • Non-commercially supported activities averaged 100 physician learners per activity
  • Of the total attendance at CME activities
    • 40% (18,248,620) were physicians
    • 60% (27,092,527) were non-physicians/other learners
  • Publishing and / or Education companies secured approximately 70% ($504 Million,) of the total commercial support income earned by ACCME accredited providers in 2020
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 inquire@globaleducationgroup.com

 
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CME Value 2020


By John McCormick - September 17, 2020

CME Value 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.
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2019 ACCME Annual Report


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 inquire@globaleducationgroup.com
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Global Earns ACCME Accreditation with Commendation


By John McCormick - July 30, 2020

Global Earns ACCME Accreditation with Commendation
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.

 
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