Oregon Medical Association: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. CME activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
American Academy of Family Physicians: In addition to AMA PRA Category I Credit TM, most CME activities are also awarded credit through application with the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP invites comments on any activity that has been approved for AAFP CME credit. Please forward your comments on the quality of this activity to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pharmacists: Most CME activities are awarded credit by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. www.pharmacy.state.or.us
Medical Imaging Technologists: The Oregon Board of Medical Imaging awards credit for applicable education activities. Approved activities are posted on OBMI's website at http://www.oregon.gov/OBMI/docs/CE_CurrentYear_Approved_Classes.pdf
The CME program regularly collaborates within a system framework (departmentally across three campuses) and with other health care stakeholders (e.g., health department, insurance providers, schools, patient advocacy groups). It develops activities/educational interventions to improve population health, reduce cost of care, and improve the patient's experience.
As an accredited provider of CME, St. Charles Health System's CME program strictly adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's Standards for Commercial Support.
The CME program has processes in place to ensure independence from commercial interests for all its CME activities. Everyone in a position to control educational content (CME committee, faculty, planners, reviewers, and others who control content) must disclose to our organization any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to CME activities, which includes disqualifying individuals who refuse to disclose. Faculty-specific disclosure is posted for learners prior to the beginning of each CME activity. Individually signed disclosures (CME committee, faculty, planners, reviewers and staff) are filed in the CME program office. To learn more about the Standards for Commercial Support, go to www.accme.org
For accreditation or other questions about the CME program at St. Charles, feel free to contact CME Program Staff.
Sheila S. Jordan, MMGT, CHCP
Continuing Medical Education Manager