TRC Healthcare Becomes First of Its Kind to Receive Joint Accreditation for Its Continuing Education Programs
STOCKTON, Calif., November 7, 2017 — Therapeutic Research Center (TRC Healthcare, or TRC), a leading provider of medication advisory and learning solutions, in demonstration of its long-standing commitment to provide evidence-based recommendations to clinicians across the healthcare continuum, was awarded Joint Accreditation status for its Continuing Education (CE) by the governing bodies for Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This recognition is awarded to organizations that address the CE needs of the entire healthcare team. The distinction places TRC Healthcare in the top two percent* of accredited CE providers. It also solidifies TRC’s unique position in the medication learning space as the first publisher of concise medication therapy recommendations, specifically geared for frontline clinicians, to receive this accreditation.
Joint Accreditation recognizes providers that use interprofessional clinicians to plan and develop CE activities for the entire healthcare team. It gives simultaneous accreditation for physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses. Joint Accreditation encourages multi-disciplinary collaboration to improve team practice and patient care.
“TRC’s medication advisory and learning solutions, including our CE Programs, are focused on delivering practical and relevant clinician education, across the healthcare continuum. Since our inception 33 years ago, TRC recognizes that patients’ outcomes are greatly improved when the care team is aligned on the most current, relevant, and evidence-based findings, especially when medication therapy is part of the treatment plan,” said Sherri Boehringer, PharmD., Senior Editor and Vice President of Content for TRC. “TRC subscribers and enterprise Hospital and Healthcare clients rely on our cutting-edge articles and robust clinical resources for practical, non-biased, evidence-based medication therapy advice.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized with Joint Accreditation status for our educational programs. We appreciate that these prestigious accrediting bodies recognize our approach to care-team based education,” adds Wes Crews, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TRC. “The addition of Joint Accreditation status to TRC’s four existing accreditation punctuates our ongoing commitment to educating the whole healthcare team.”
TRC’s continuing education programs give clinicians relevant facts they need to know, before they need to know it. With a library of nearly 500 courses, TRC provides relevant and timely recommendations on a variety of disease states and drug therapies. Subscribers have access to new recommendations published every month, live and archived webinars, and additional clinical resources. For more information on TRC’s continuing education program, visit www.trchealthcare.com.
* Top two percent of accredited CE providers was calculated using the total number of current Joint Accreditation CE providers (54), divided by the total estimated number of ACCME (1,900), ACPE (400), and ANCC (300) accredited CE providers, (2,600).
About Therapeutic Research Center (TRC)
TRC is the leading provider of digital medication learning that updates, informs, and educates healthcare providers across the continuum of care. In addition to its highly regarded Pharmacist’s Letter, Prescriber’s Letter, Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, Nurse’s Letter and Natural Medicines online resources, TRC provides additional online solutions for hospital and community clinicians that expand on its trusted recommendations, such as drug comparison charts, patient education handouts, FAQs, and tutorials in its web-based products. In addition, TRC provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs, and keeps clinicians and administrators informed via its continuing education (CE) dashboard and CE & Training Organizer. TRC provides the largest catalog of education and advisory services in the industry for pharmacy, delivering nearly 500 course options to help technicians and clinicians. TRC leads the way in the training of new pharmacy technicians with Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU), the first online accredited, interactive training program of its kind. Nearly 500,000 healthcare professionals rely on TRC’s advisory and education service to access concise, unbiased, timely information to improve medication use, prevent medication errors, and improve overall patient care, quality and outcomes.