Baystate Health Continuing Interprofessional Education Virtual Planning Tool (VPT)
The Virtual Planning Tool (VPT) is used collaboratively by planners and Baystate Health Continuing Interprofessional Education (BHCIE) to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities thatsupport BH's mission to improve the safety, quality, patient experience and value of healthcare. The VPT documents compliance with accreditation standards and provides evaluative data that informs the continuous quality improvement of BHCIE programs.
Educational activities must be planned well in advance of the proposed activity to allow for the review and assessment necessary to assign continuing education credits.
Before You Start
Review the information in the sidebar. Policies contain complete BHCIE policies, including regional conference fees. Forms include those used for disclosures, exhibitors, speakers, and travel. Resources will help identify needs, create effective presentations, and write meaningful questions. Help/FAQs will answer the most frequently-asked questions.
An accredited continuing education program is based on thorough planning, implementation, and evaluation. The diagram below will lead you through the process and ensure that you consider all these important aspects.