The mission of Hartford Hospital’s continuing medical education program is to meet the needs of its medical staff (and of the physicians in the communities served by the Hospital) that are related to maintaining competence and improving performance and patient outcomes.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • Assure that this mission is achieved and that all sponsored activities meet the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as represented by the Connecticut State Medical Society.

The content areas of the sponsored activities include:

  • Issues/problems identified by review of the current literature, regulatory mandates, needs assessments surveys, practice audits and other means of identifying “practice gaps”/educational needs.

The target audience for these activities is:

  • Hartford Hospital medical staff, community physicians and healthcare professionals.

The types of activities provided include:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Annual conferences
  • M & M, QI/QA, Sub-Specialty & Case Conferences
  • Multi-Disciplinary Conferences
  • State-Mandated CME

The expected results of the program include:

  • Improvement in metrics relevant to the activity (e.g., increased adherence to practice standards, decreased LOS, decreased readmission rates, decreased post-operative infection rates).

Accreditation

Hartford Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. All continuing medical education accredited through Hartford Hospital Office of Continuing Medical education are planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).