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Continuing Education

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​JointAccreditationLogo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team. 

Atten​dees of the IHI National Forum will learn how to:​​​

  • Recognize habits that support quality health care and apply the basic principles for improving them
  • Define ways to reduce suffering and improve health
  • Develop an understanding of how to transform an organization
  • Identify elements for creating a culture of change that will lead to continuous improvement
Approved Credits and Hours
The National Forum carries a maximum of 20.25 credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • CPHQ Continuing Education Hours
    This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 20.25 CPHQ continuing education hours.
  • CPPS: Certified Professional in Patient Safety
    A total of 20.25 contact hours is available toward the fulfillment of the requirements of CPPS recertification. Please select the “general attendance” option when completing the postevent survey if only requesting CPPS recertification credit. Certificates from all other disciplines can also be used toward recertification.
  • National Association of Social Workers
    This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886367066-9062) for 15 continuing education contact hours.​
Session Exclusions From Credits​
All National Forum Half-Day Workshops, Full-Day Workshops, Excursions, Scientific Symposium, CEO and Leadership Summit offer ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, and NAHQ, with the exception of these sessions​.​
How to Receive a Certificate of Credit

All attendees will receive an email on Monday, December 16, 2019, with a link to the surveys. Attendees must complete the surveys by January 31, 2020, to obtain continuing education certificate. To be eligible for a continuing education certificate, you must ensure you have selected your sessions prior to the end of each conference day. If your custom agenda is inaccurate, you will need to reach out to our customer service department at info@ihi.org​ to have your agenda reset in order to take the surveys.