ACR Learning Network Continuing Education

ACR Learning Network participants have two options to obtain CME.

Those who attend Sessions 1-9 of the ImPower Program and complete the pre-work will qualify for CME/CE as described below. (Available to Cohort 1 and 2.)

Participants starting a project in the 2023 collaborative will qualify for Performance Improvement (PI)-CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ upon successful completion as described below. (Available only to Cohort 2. Cohort 1 will not qualify.)

Cohort 1 (2022 Collaborative)

ImPower Program

Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Outline structured problem solving using A3 thinking.
  • Describe how to use a variety of tools to understand data and variation.
  • Recognize high reliability solutions and processes.
  • Explain how to sustain results after closing an improvement project.

Accreditation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) designates this other (blend of live and enduring) activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologist Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

Technologist Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 2.0 Category A credit hours of the ARRT per live session for up to a total of 18.0 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

Activity Start Date: 04/27/2022
Activity End Date: 10/20/2022

Credit-Claiming Instructions

Physicians/Other

  1. In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must virtually attend the live sessions, complete all preparation activities and the course evaluation, and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.
  2. Partial credit is allowed based on the number of live sessions attended.
  3. Credit claiming instructions will be sent via email from “Info at ACR” following Session 9 by November 4, 2022. All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed no later than 11:59pm ET, January 28, 2022.

Technologists

  1. Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists must attend for the entire live session and complete the session evaluation in order to claim credit for the activity. No partial credit will be given.
  2. Credit claiming instructions will be sent via email from “Info at ACR” within a week following each live session activity. All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed within 3 months of the live session.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

The following planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Judy Burleson; Mythreyi Chatfield, Nancy Fredericks; Lisa Gunderman; Rishea Middlebrooks.

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Kandice Garcia Tompkins, MS, RN; David B. Larson, MD, MBA; Kay Zacharias-Andrews.

Cohort 2 (2023 Collaborative)

Cohort 2 participants will have the opportunity to claim CME for both their contributions to the performance improvement project and completion of the ImPower Program commensurate with the extent of their participation in these activities.

Learning Network Performance Improvement

Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Recognize how the topic of your Learning Network collaborative contributes to the outcomes of patients at risk for cancer.
  2. Explain how to use quality improvement tools to identify problem area(s) and target area(s) for improvement in your cancer screening and imaging practices related to the topic of your collaborative.
  3. Demonstrate ability to conduct intervention(s) and implement improvement(s) in your cancer screening and imaging practices.
  4. Evaluate results to form plan for either long-term sustainability of improved outcomes or new tactics to achieve improved outcomes.

Accreditation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Designation Statement
The American College of Radiology (ACR) designates this Performance Improvement CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

Activity Start Date: 02/20/2023
Activity End Date: 09/30/2023

Credit-Claiming Instructions

There are three stages to an accredited PI-CME activity, as outlined below. Credit may be claimed after completion of Stage C. Each participant may receive up to a maximum of 20 credits per project.

Stage A: Baseline case review (5 credits)
Stage B: Educational intervention (5 credits)
Stage C: Post-education case review (10 credits)

How to Claim PI-CME

  1. In order to successfully complete the activity, the institution must complete and submit all required project documentation including Team Roster, Project Charter, A3, Sustain Plan, and Graduation Presentation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.
  2. In order to claim credit for the activity, clinicians must contribute significantly to the project and be able to describe their role related to each stage as described in the Credit-Claiming Instructions above. The clinician must be named on the Team Roster at the start of the project.
  3. After September 30, 2023 and upon receipt of all completed project documentation, all project participants named on the Team Roster will receive credit claiming instructions via email from “alacount@acr.org.” All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed no later than 11:59pm ET, December 31, 2023.

Physicians
Physicians are eligible to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The AMA defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

Other Participants
All other participants in this PI-CME activity may receive a Certificate of Participation that documents participation in an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For the purposes of recertification, other certification boards may award equivalent Continuing Education (CE) credit when presented with a Certificate of Participation from an activity that was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACR suggests that learners check with their licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

The following planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Judy Burleson; Mythreyi Chatfield, Nancy Fredericks; Lisa Gunderman; Rishea Middlebrooks.

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Kandice Garcia Tompkins, MS, RN; David B. Larson, MD, MBA; Kay Zacharias-Andrews; Heidi Bossley; John Crain

 

ImPower Program

Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Outline structured problem solving using A3 thinking.
  • Describe how to use a variety of tools to understand data and variation.
  • Recognize high reliability solutions and processes.
  • Explain how to sustain results after closing an improvement project.

Accreditation Statements

Physician Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) designates this other (blend of live and enduring) activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Technologist Accreditation Statement

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists.

Technologist Credit Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 2.0 Category A credit hours of the ARRT per live session for up to a total of 18.0 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at info@acr.org.

Activity Start Date: 02/20/2023
Activity End Date: 09/18/2023

Credit-Claiming Instructions

Physicians/Other

  1. In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must virtually attend the live sessions, complete all preparation activities and the course evaluation, and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.
  2. Partial credit is allowed based on the number of live sessions attended.
  3. Credit claiming instructions will be sent via email from “Info at ACR” following Session 9.

Technologists

  1. Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists must attend for the entire live session and complete the session evaluation in order to claim credit for the activity. No partial credit will be given.
  2. Credit claiming instructions will be sent via email from “Info at ACR” within a week following each live session activity. All evaluations and credit claiming requests must be completed within 3 months of the live session.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

The following planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Judy Burleson; Mythreyi Chatfield, Nancy Fredericks; Lisa Gunderman; Rishea Middlebrooks.

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Kandice Garcia Tompkins, MS, RN; David B. Larson, MD, MBA; Kay Zacharias-Andrews.

Grant Funding


The ACR Learning Network is funded by Grant Number 10476 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a philanthropic entity that supports measurable, durable solutions to important problems, including those in healthcare. The content provided above is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Moore Foundation.