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Continuing Education

​​Please note:
The content of the 2019 IHI Patient Safety Congress is currently being evaluated for Continuing Medical Education credits. The following values are from the 2018 IHI Patient Safety Congress and for reference only.

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In 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 healthcare team.
The IHI Patient Safety Congress carries a maximum of 16 credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 16 continuing education credits.
This meeting has been approved for the following contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM renewal.​

Immersion Workshops Maximum Hours:

  • ​Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Review​ Course: 6.5
  • Leadership Day. Leading a Culture of Patient Safety: A Blueprint for Success: 5.5
  • Application of Human Factors and Systems Safety Principles: 6.5
  • The Next Frontier to Improve Diagnosis: 5.75
  • General Session Congress Maximum Hours: 9.5
    • Day 1: 1.0
    • Day 2: 5.5
    • Day 3: 3.0

​IHI is authorized to award 16 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

All Congress sessions are eligible for Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) recertification credit. Attendees can receive a maximum of 16 hours toward recertification.

All Congress sessions offer ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, CPHQ, CPHRM, ACHE, and CPPS credits, with the exception of the following sessions:

Sessions that do not offer pharmacy contact hours: A2, A4, B2, C6

How to receive a certificate of credit
All attendees will receive an email with a link to take applicable surveys at the conclusion of the conference on Monday, June 4. Attendees must complete the surveys within 30 days to obtain their continuing education certificate. To be eligible for a continuing education certificate, you must ensure you have selected your sessions prior to the end of the conference. If your agenda is inaccurate, you will need to visit the registration edits desk for assistance.​