This designation allows Oakstone to not only provide resources that help professionals keep learning but also accredit other educational activities and programs that help support the concept of continuous learning.
— Cathy Wesler, Director of CME
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) December 22, 2011
Oakstone Publishing LLC, d/b/a Oakstone Medical Publishing (Oakstone) has been re-surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded accreditation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. Oakstone Medical was awarded the Accreditation with Commendation status, the highest recognition an organization can merit.
“We are very excited to receive this designation from the ACCME and feel very privileged to be classified among the very best in CME accreditation,” said Diane Munson, President and CEO of Oakstone.
To achieve the Accreditation with Commendation status, Oakstone must demonstrate an active collaboration and partnership with other medical organizations. Through those collaborative efforts, the organizations discuss ways to improve quality of healthcare through the continuing education programs that Oakstone provides.
As a nationally accredited provider, Oakstone Medical Publishing has the ability to review, approve and provide medical education credits for programs and activities produced by other organizations who seek to qualify their educational programs and services as having AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians and other healthcare professionals are required to complete yearly maintenance of competence requirements as outlined by the states in which they practice. These guidelines are established to mandate professionals continually gain knowledge; thus, healthcare professionals can incorporate new knowledge into their practice to improve quality medical care for patients and their communities.
“It is so crucial for healthcare professionals to stay current on the latest research in an effort to provide the best possible patient care. This designation from the ACCME allows Oakstone to not only provide resources that help professionals keep learning, but also allows us to accredit other educational activities and programs that help support the concept of continuous learning,” said Cathy Wesler, Director of CME for Oakstone Publishing.
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education activities provided by Oakstone Medical Publishing meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.
About Oakstone Publishing, LLC
Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, Oakstone Publishing, LLC, a company that excels at providing non-biased continuing education and certification materials for physicians and dentists as well as effective wellness resources for organizations interested in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among their employees. For additional information visit the company website at oakstonepublishing.com.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications and media sectors.