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Continuing Education FAQ

Everyone has something to gain at this year’s Breakthroughs Conference. Premier nurtures a vibrant continuing education (CE) program to enhance the power of the alliance, accelerate learning and help members achieve top performance that sets the standard for the industry. Through these efforts, Premier also supports members’ individual educational needs and creates a mechanism to further the licensure status of individual members.

For the latest information on the types of credit offered and news about approvals, please visit the Continuing Education page.

The amount and types of credit vary depending on the professional group awarding the credit. Please refer to the Continuing Education page for details and updates on approved credit.

Remember that you are obligated by the standards of your professional organization to only claim credit commensurate with the extent of your actual participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Not every session is approved for every type of credit. Session offerings vary by type and number of credit hours. Approvals are based on the standards established by each individual accreditation organization. Members should consult the Types of Credit page for current approval information.

When you registered for the conference, you were asked to complete the “Continuing Education Credit” section of your profile indicating the type(s) of professional continuing education units (CEU) you wish to earn. This information will be used to ensure that you receive the right type of credit.

If you did not complete this section, you must edit your registration profile to provide this information. The system will be unable to create your certificates without it.

You may edit your registration information or make changes to your sessions using the email address and password you created during the registration process. When you enter the system, click on “Edit my Registration” and continue to the “Continuing Education Credit” page. Identify all categories that apply to you.

In order to receive credit, you must complete online session evaluations for each session you’ve attended.

After completing session evaluations, the final screen contains a link for members to review, or print and save CEU certificates. Once you are satisfied that you have completed evaluations for every session attended throughout the week, you may permanently close the survey and the system will calculate the total number of credits earned.

You may either preview your certificate(s) to review the sessions evaluated or you may print or save your certificate(s) by clicking “Get My CE Certificate.” By selecting “Get My CE Certificate,” you will permanently close your survey and be unable to evaluate any other sessions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will only be able to access certificates based on the information you provided in your registration profile. For example, if you selected nursing and CPHQ credit in the “continuing education credit” section of the registration profile, those are the only two types of certificates you will be able to access. To adjust the CEU you wish to receive, please log into your registration profile and visit the “Continuing Education Credit” section.

Due to differences in the requirements for ACPE credit, the pharmacy credit is managed by Jerry Frazier of Premier’s pharmacy department. You must follow the instructions provided in each of the sessions approved for ACPE credit. Contact jerry_frazier@premierinc.com for further information.

Premier has partnered with GuideStar Research, an independent research group, to use MeetingMetrics, an online session evaluation solution that is streamlined, user friendly and environmentally friendly. MeetingMetrics collects evaluation data and manages CE certificates. All data is maintained securely and confidentially.

This year, both the individual session evaluations and the post-conference evaluation will be collected online. You will receive two email different invitations from survey@guidestarco.com.

Individual session surveys

On Thursday, June, 20, Breakthroughs attendees will receive an email message containing an invitation to complete a brief online evaluation for each of the sessions you attended. These surveys are available 24/7 for your convenience. You may also access session evaluations by using the Breakthroughs Conference mobile app using the name and e-mail address you provided at registration.

The session evaluations are linked to your continuing education certificates and must be completed for each session attended to correctly calculate the credit hours earned.

Overall post evaluation survey

On Friday, June 21, all conference attendees will receive another email containing a link to the post-conference evaluation. The overall conference evaluation is separate from the evaluations for the individual education sessions and will remain open for three weeks.

This evaluation system only applies to the formal Breakthroughs Conference. Sessions include the opening general session on Tuesday, June 18 and the general sessions and member education sessions on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20.

Pre-conference and ancillary events will be evaluated separately.

Evaluations are required for anyone wanting to earn continuing education credit. If you plan to earn CEU, you should complete an evaluation for every session for which you wish to earn credit.

Participant feedback from both the overall post-conference survey and the individual session evaluations will be used to analyze how well your professional education needs and expectations were met. This data will be used to plan improvements for future Premier events and provide individual speakers with feedback on their session.

Individual session data will also be forwarded to our accreditation partners as required by individual continuing education standards and existing partnership agreements.

Survey responses will be sent from the online questionnaires to the MeetingMetrics secure online report center for generating real-time reports and personalized CE certificates.

No. The system generates a personalized link for each attendee so that you are automatically recognized.

Yes. You may use the on-site computers available at the Connection Café to access your email and the evaluation surveys.

Reminders for the individual session evaluations will be emailed over a period of three weeks to ensure that everyone has adequate opportunity to complete the evaluations and prepare the appropriate CE certificates.

A separate email invitation will be sent to all participants to complete the overall conference evaluation, which will be open for three weeks.