CME/CE Credits

Earn up to 12.75 CME/CE Credits

 CME/CE Credit Provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Lown Institute. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.


AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 12.75 contact hours.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

·         Identify the successes and failures of the Canadian health care system and begin to recognize what the US health care system could learn from them.

·         Discuss the reality of what implementing single payer means in the United States.

·         Explain current interventions to help reduce low-value care treatments.

·         Identify common systemic, institutional, cognitive, and financial drivers of low-value care.

·         Describe how Australia has tackled low-value care in their country and be able to discern potential practices to implement in the United States.

·         Restate the health and financial implications of not utilizing evidence-based medicine in practice.

·         Articulate the argument for how low-value care services are preventing clinicians from being able to provide the care that is needed to bring us to a better health system.

·         Identify what the current drivers of high costs are that is preventing health care from being affordable.

·         Implement solutions in their local practice to help curb high costs of health care.

·         Describe and be able to apply knowledge around gaining the type of evidence-based medicine that is needed to bring us to a better health care system.

·         Distinguish what is driving high costs in hospitals and learn potential solutions that could curb high costs.

·         Recognize a network of physicians that practice medicine with a right care philosophy and also learn about a new way of training clinicians in medical school that promotes the values of right care.

·         Explain the importance and be able to implement ways in which they can contribute to the creation of the next health system through connecting with patients on a deeper level.


Method of Participation

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance and available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at the link below.  Please claim your credit by May 4, 2018.

If you have questions regarding the accreditation of this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. Dionne Cotterman at


Commercial Support

 This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.


Faculty Conflict of Interest Disclosures

AKH Inc. has reviewed disclosures for all speakers and faculty participating in sessions that offer continuing education credit.  

After reviewing the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) definitions of financial relationships with commercial interest, the speakers and faculty for this activity have declared no relevant financial relationship, except for the following: 

Adam Elshaug, MPH, PhD:  Stock in Ventec Life Systems

Howard J. Federoff, MD, Phd:  Stock in MedGenesis Therapeutix; Consultant-Ovid Pharmaceuticals; Contracted Research-Dept. of Defense

Stefan G. Kertesz:  Stock (spouse) in Merck & Co. Inc., Abbott Diagnostics and Johnson & Johnson

Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – Lead Nurse Planner of AKH has no relevant financial relationship to disclose. Theresa Ojala, MSN, RN – Lead Nurse Planner of Lown Institute has no relevant financial relationship to disclose. AKH Inc. and Lown Institute Staff and Planners have no relevant financial relationship to disclose.

If you have questions or concerns about commercial or other bias in any presentations, please contact Julia Healey at


Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH staff, planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Products

This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.



AKH Inc.’s courses are designed solely to provide healthcare professionals with information to assist in their practice and professional development. The courses are researched thoroughly, utilizing current literature and including practical experiences. AKH’s courses are not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The courses serve as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, they cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH educational courses do not endorse commercial products. The author(s) and the publisher specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the courses. AKH further disclaims any responsibility for undetected errors, or from the reader’s misunderstanding of the course.