The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) has received the distinction of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program (ANCC).
Joint Accreditation offers HFSA the opportunity to be simultaneously accredited to provide medical, nursing, and pharmacy continuing education activities – virtual and in person – through a single, unified application process, fee structure, and set of accreditation standards. Joint Accreditation at HFSA has already launched with the HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020 offering physician, nursing, nursing pharmacology, and pharmacy credits through their respective programs.
With HFSA serving members of the full multidisciplinary care provider team, JA is a tremendous achievement and a critical element of HFSA’s educational programming and membership offerings. Team-based care for people living with heart failure is vital to the success of heart failure treatments and, while HFSA has long focused on delivering education developed by and for a multidisciplinary team, joint accreditation will advance that focus by providing a new framework for the development of that education, and the ability to offer CE credits. Improvements in team-based care will result in better outcomes.
To achieve this status, the HFSA educational portfolio was reviewed steadily over an 18-month period to ensure its programs met the rigorous standards for educational quality and independence.
Look for information on Joint Accreditation provided on each individual HFSA meeting or program, all available at https://hfsa.org.