ACCME PARS Implementation

May 10, 2011 3:20 - 5:00pm

Bill Bunting MS, Computer Science, Rievent Technologies
Nick Momich, BS Biology, Virginia Beach, VA

The Rievent Platform™ is a continuing medical education learning management system. The platform is used by accredited providers, medical societies, publishers, and organizations to manage, deliver, and measure both live and enduring continuing medical education. In 2010, the ACCME mandated that accredited providers report activity data via the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) by March 31st, 2011. Rievent implemented PARS features within the Rievent Platform™ making PARS management and reporting simple and automated for a non-technical user community. Information related to accreditation is entered and maintained in the Rievent Platform™ database. Detailed participation data is tracked and maintained as attendees participate in activities. The Rievent Platform™ tracks details like ACCME Activity Type, sponsorship type, hours of instruction, commercial support, advertising and exhibit income, expenses, and activity design characteristics such as change in competence, performance, and change in patient outcomes. The PARS batch upload XML format is an adaptation of two MedBiquitous standards: ANSI/MEDBIQ ME.10.1-2009, Medical Education Metrics and ANSI/MEDBIQ LO.10.1-2008, Healthcare Learning Object Metadata Rievent will demonstrate the incorporation of PARS and MedBiquitous standards within the Rievent Platform™. Rievent is committed to supporting the CME community, ACCME, and its accredited providers in their mission to improve, measure, and modernize CME.