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Banner Health is a provider of continuing medical education for physicians, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Banner was awarded Accreditation with Commendation in 2013, the highest accreditation awarded by the ACCME.

ACCME accreditation assures both physicians and the public that Banner-certified continuing medical education (CME) activities are objective and meet the high standards of the American Medical Association (AMA) as well as the ACCME. The Banner CME office provides consultation for education planners interested in obtaining AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Contact the Banner CME office at (480) 684-5560 or by e-mail.

Banner CME Mission Statement

Purpose

Banner Health exists to make health care easier so life can be better. To fulfill this mission, the physicians and the healthcare team within the Banner Health system, one of the largest health systems in the country, must stay current with knowledge, skills and best practices within their fields.

Banner Health’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program exists to provide medical professionals with educational opportunities which will foster ongoing learning, promote evidence-based practice, inspire the pursuit of excellence and prepare physicians to be leaders of health care innovation and change. Fulfilling this purpose will: 1) result in continual improvement of practice, and 2) promote confidence in the delivery of optimal, reliable and accessible health care.

Goal of the CME Program

The goal of the Banner Health CME Program is to promote excellent patient care through education for health care providers. The education provided at Banner CME activities will support physicians and other professionals to acquire knowledge that will foster changes in their practices. Measures considered to evaluate efficacy will include measurable progress on clinical initiatives, implementation of practice improvements, improved patient experiences and clinical outcomes.

The vision of the CME Program is to be recognized as an exemplary provider of continuing medical education.

Content Areas

The CME Program offers a variety of topics, supported by appropriate needs assessment, that include clinical practice gaps identified through the Banner Health quality programs. Overall, CME activities will be focused on the following global themes:

  • Banner Health clinical initiatives
  • Clinical updates, Practice innovations
  • Advances in Research and Technology
  • Public Health issues
  • Regulatory compliance, Risk management
  • Leadership, Physician wellness
  • Population Health Management, Utilization Management

Target Audience

Programs are designed for physicians and may apply to other healthcare professionals as Banner educational activities are increasingly relevant to multi-disciplinary allied health care teams.

Type of Activities

Educational opportunities will be provided in a variety of settings and incorporate interactive formats, taking into consideration the setting, objectives and desired result:

  • Conferences, workshops, symposia, recurring series, such as grand rounds, journal clubs and case-based conferences.
  • Education provided in an electronic format, Web-based/e-learning
  • Self learning materials
  • Performance improvement activities
  • Outreach education
  • Simulation scenarios

Banner Health may enter into joint-providerships with appropriate non-accredited organizations, upon approval of CME Leadership.

Program Evaluation

To support the mission of excellent patient care, Banner Health CME emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge, behavioral changes and clinical outcomes to evaluate the CME program.

The Banner CME Office

The CME Office provides guidance with developing education that will qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Other services include tracking and generating reports of accrued credits and providing information for physicians seeking educational activities.

Approved by the Banner Health Continuing Interprofessional Education (CIPE) Committee:

April 9, 2019

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