For help redeeming credits, see
Claiming Credits for Your Completed Program.
In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
IHI Open School online courses offer more than 35 continuing education credits for nurses, physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™), and pharmacists; Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 for select medical specialty Boards; CPHQ CE credit from the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ); and
Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Recertification credits. Look for course-specific accreditation information within our
To search courses by credit type, use the "Credit Type" filter when browsing courses in the
Virtual Education Platform.
ABIM CME + MOC
How to claim this credit type: Select "ABIM US Physician CME/MOC" when you
claim your credits.
The ACCME and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) have collaborated to simplify the integration of MOC-accredited CME. Successful completion of the CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn MOC points (and patient safety MOC credit) in the ABIM MOC program.
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
ABMS Maintenance of Certification
How to claim this credit type: For individual courses, select "US Physician Internet Enduring Activity" when you
claim your credits and submit the downloadable certificate to the Member Board. For a group of courses, select "MOC Part 2 CME" or "MOC Part 2 Self-Assessment" when you claim your credits and submit the downloadable certificate to the Member Board.
By completing select Open School courses (detailed by
ABMS and below), diplomates of several American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Member Boards may earn MOC activity points in the following categories: Lifelong Learning (MOC Part 2 CME), Self-Assessment (MOC Part 2 SA), and Patient Safety. Note that some Boards (ABPed and ABFM) require completion of the full "activity" — i.e., the grouping of six or seven courses listed below — while most Boards provide credit for individual courses.
For Boards not listed below, courses may count toward the ABMS general CME requirement. Please refer to your Member Board or the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory.
(MOC Part 2 CME )
(MOC Part 2 SA)
Patient Safety: IHI Open School
As long as humans are practicing health care, mistakes will be part of our daily work. But how can you mitigate the mistakes you make? And why do we make errors in the first place? This suite of courses will introduce you to the fundamentals of patient safety and explain why making errors is human. You'll dive into content about teamwork and communication, explore root cause analyses and the aftermath of adverse events, and discover the critical components comprising a culture of safety.
- PS 101: Introduction to Patient Safety
- PS 102: From Error to Harm
- PS 103: Human Factors and Safety
- PS 104: Teamwork and Communication
- PS 105: Responding to Adverse Events
- PS 201: Root Cause Analyses and Actions
- PS 202: Achie ving Total Systems Safety
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)*
American Board of Allergy & Immunology (ABAI)
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery (ABCRS)
American Board of Pathology (ABPath)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN)*
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)*
American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM)
American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)
American Board of Urology (ABU)
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) (15pts)**
American Board of Pediatrics (ABPed) (20pts)**
American Board of Ophthalmology (ABOP)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
American Board of Radiology (ABR)
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)
Quality Improvement: IHI Open School
The goal of every health care provider and organization is to provide safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient, and patient-centered care. But how can that hopeful statement become a reality? Explore this suite of courses to learn how to apply the science of improvement — which includes aims, measures, and Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles — to make positive changes within the systems in your local setting. You'll also learn about the psychology of change, and why introducing new ideas and processes often takes time, patience, and creativity.
- QI 101: Introduction to Health Care Improvement
- QI 102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement
- QI 103: Testing and Measuring Changes with PDSA Cycles
- QI 104: Interpreting Data: Run Charts, Control Charts, and other Measurement Tools
- QI 105: Leading Quality Improvement
- QI 201: Planning for Spread: From Local Improvements to System-Wide Change
Faculty Development: IHI Open School
Medical residents are often the eyes and ears that witness the deficiencies in systems that provide care. Do they have the knowledge, skills, and time to improve those systems in your organization? This suite of one-lesson courses provides a step-by-step guide to embedding quality and safety into your residency training. With education about the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program, practical examples of successful programs, and an experiential learning opportunity, these courses will help you equip the next generation of physicians with skills to improve health care.
- GME 201: Why Engage Trainees in Quality and Safety?
- GME 202: The Faculty Role: Understanding & Modeling Fundamentals of Quality & Safety
- GME 203: Designing Educational Experiences in Health Care Improvement
- GME 204: A Roadmap for Facilitating Experiential Learning in Quality Improvement
- GME 205: Aligning Graduate Medical Education with Organizational Quality & Safety Goals
|Through the American Board of Medical Specialties' ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, these activities have met the requirements for a MOC Part II CME Activity (applying toward general CME requirement) and a MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity as noted above for the ABMS Member Boards.|
*These Boards (ABA, ABPN, ABPS) have designated each of the Patient Safety courses as a Foundational Patient Safety Activity.
**These Boards (ABPed and ABFM) require diplomates to complete
all the courses in the activity to collect MOC activity points.