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Advance your Licensure Status atBreakthroughs

At Breakthroughs, you can accelerate learning and further your licensure status by obtaining Continuing Education contact hours for attending various conference sessions. Hear from industry experts and peers about trends, best practices and success stories to help you transform healthcare.

Premier plans to apply for continuing education contact hours for the conference and related forums. The exact number of potential contact hours will be updated as approvals arereceived.

Types of Credit and Approval

Premier plans to apply for the following types of credit. This information will be updated as approvals are received.

ACPE – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy

Premier is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This activity is eligible for ACPE credit; see final CPE activity announcement for specific details. Contact Jerry Frazier at for more information.

AHRMM – Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management

An application for continuing education credits through the Continuing Education Committee of the Personal Memberships Groups of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) will be submitted for approval for this conference.

ASCLS - American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Premier plans to apply for continuing education credit for this conference through the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)…P.A.C.E. ®

ASHRM – American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers

Credits are being applied for towards the ASHRM designations of Fellow (FASHRM) and Distinguished Fellow (DFASHRM) and towards Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) for this conference.

ASRT – American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Premier plans to apply for continuing education credit for this conference through the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

CPHQ – Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

CEUs are being applied for through the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). 

CME – Continuing Medical Education (physicians only)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CME Outfitters, LLC and Premier. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Foodservice Professionals

Foodservice professional CEUs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will be available for registered dietitians and diet technicians, registered. CEUs from the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals will also be available for certified dietary managers (CDM.) CEUs from the American Culinary Federation (ACF) will also be offered. For questions about foodservice continuing education, contact Debby Kasper at for more information.

HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Premier is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP). Participants in this program may apply the continuing education hours toward his/her CAHIMS or CPHIMS credentials.

HRCI – Human Resources Certification Institute

An application for continuing education credits through the HR Certification Institute will be submitted for approval for this conference.

ISM – Institute for Supply Management

The sessions offered during this conference are eligible for ISM recertification credit hours.

NASBA – National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Premier is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Nursing contact hours

Premier, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Please contact Nicole Verrone at for more information about contact hours.

American College of Healthcare Executives

Participants may self-report attendance to be considered for ACHE credit.

ACHE Qualified Education credit must be related to healthcare management (i.e., it cannot be clinical, inspirational, or specific to the sponsoring organization). It can be earned through educational programs conducted or sponsored by any organization qualified to provide educational programming in healthcare management. To self-report ACHE activities, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

How to Claim Your CE Credit

1. Registration

When you register for the conference, you will be asked to complete the “Continuing Education Credit” section of your profile by indicating the type(s) of professional continuing education credit you wish to earn. Once completed, this information will be used to ensure that you receive the right type of credit for sessions that qualify. If you did not complete this section during the registration process, you must log into your registration profile using the email address and password you created during the registration process to update this information. You may also edit your registration information or make changes to your sessions.

Once you have logged into your registration profile, click on “Edit my Registration” and continue to the “Continuing Education Credit” page. Select all categories that apply to you.

2. Complete Online Evaluations

This year, both the overall post-conference evaluation and the evaluations for individual sessions will be collected online using MeetingMetrics, a system that collects evaluation data and manages the delivery of CE certificates. You will receive a personalized email from On Thursday, June 25, 2020, you will receive an email message containing an invitation to complete a brief online session and speaker evaluation for each of the sessions you attended. These surveys are available 24/7 for your convenience. You may also complete evaluations using the conference mobile app. Once you’ve evaluated all the sessions you attended, you may click on “All sessions evaluated” to be removed from future reminder emails.

Once you’ve evaluated all the sessions you’ve attended and notified the system that you are finished, it will calculate the total number of contact hours earned and generate your CE certificate(s).

After the conference, a separate email with a link to the post-conference evaluation will be sent and the survey will remain open for a period of three weeks. This overall conference evaluation is separate from the evaluations for the individual education.

3. Access Your Certificates On-Demand

Once you’ve completed all session evaluations, the final screen contains a link to access/retrieve your CE certificates on-demand. Once you’ve completed evaluations for every session you’ve attended for the entire week (Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, June 26), you may permanently close the survey and access your certificate(s). Certificates may be saved or printed. For more details on using the evaluation system, refer to the FAQs.

We continually strive to enhance our continuing education program to meet your needs and hope it enhances the value of your Breakthroughs experience. Please contact us at with questions or comments.

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