Collaborative lifelong learning: an ongoing pursuit of knowledge and skill
MedStar Health’s Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Program is a unified education platform that drives better patient outcomes through improved performance across all care models, roles, and healthcare teams. The IPCE program supports advancing health through interprofessional education, scholarship, and innovation.
Create and plan relevant evidence-based continuing education by and for the healthcare team to improve team skills/strategies, performance, and patient outcomes in concert with MedStar Health’s commitment to provide safe and high-quality care to communities that MedStar serves.
Deliver continuing education in educational formats that provide members of the healthcare team, from two or more professions, opportunities to collaborate and effectively learn with, from, and about each other.
Measure and analyze continuing education activities using educational outcome measurement (EOM) tools that evaluate change and improvement of healthcare team skills/strategies, performance, and patient outcomes.
Emphasis on patient safety
In partnership with MedStar Health’s Institute for Quality and Safety, our continuing education program is committed to providing the highest level of patient safety and quality improvement education.
The Institute’s educational programming successfully addresses the deep need for transformational safety science and quality improvement education resulting in effective and sustainable improvements in the delivery of healthcare.
In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health 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.
Direct professional credits
MedStar Health is refocusing CPE toward interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) planned by and for the healthcare team while still facilitating uni-professional education.
MedStar Health currently provides continuing education credits for nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, registered dietitians, dietetic technicians, and athletic trainers through Joint Accreditation™ (JA).