Suburban Health Organization Achieves ISMA Accreditation as a CME Provider
Suburban Health Organization achieves Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) accreditation as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) provider. ISMA is a recognized provider through the ACCME® to accredit organizations in Indiana to offer CME programs. Per the ISMA Commission on Medical Education’s (COM) letter, “The Commission is very impressed with the quality and professionalism of your CME efforts and congratulates Suburban Health for your excellent accomplishment of adopting the ISMA’s Accreditation Criteria.” The ISMA’s COM found SHO complaint in all criteria required for Initial Accreditation. SHO was awarded Provisional Accreditation, the highest level of accreditation for first time applicants. SHO will have the opportunity to apply for full accreditation in 2017.
SHO’s CME program is designed to serve the professional and educational needs of physicians to promote life-long learning and practice improvement opportunities, and to be responsive to the health care environment. The CME program promotes partnerships with other multi-disciplinary health care providers, stakeholders, trade associations, and government representatives to foster a strategic alliance in quality initiatives to strengthen leadership, collaboration, and system-wide change within SHO’s network of hospitals, affiliated physicians, and the community.
SHO’s CME activities began with Minimizing Your Legal Risk in November 2014. A Physician Leadership Series, including nine sessions over 18 months was initiated in February 2015. SHO’s CME Program progressed to offering CMEs for the Hancock Health Medical Staff educational series, Hancock Health Cancer Conferences, and Johnson Memorial Health’s CME Breakfasts. SHO would like to thank Hancock Health and Riverview Health for jointly providing the CME programs while SHO was seeking accreditation. In August 2015, SHO began offering credits through direct providership. SHO added Major Health Partners’ Cancer Conferences and a Documentation Quality and ICD 10 Concepts meeting at Henry Community Health to the list of CME activities provided in 2015. SHO collaborated with ISMA and other local CME providers to offer a Pain and Addiction Management Conference on August 28, 2015. In addition to SHO CME activities and activities based at Hancock Health, Johnson Memorial Health, and Major Health Partners, SHO will be offering CME activities at the following locations in the near future.
- Hendricks Regional Health
- Henry Community Health
- Margaret Mary Health
- Major Health Partners
- Rush Memorial Hospital
- Witham Health Services