The following ACCME criteria rely upon practice gap data. In fact, the uncovering of the practice gaps in your target audience is so important that the Academy reviews both how you collect this information (through review of your Instructional Design) and the outcomes of that process (by reviewing the gaps themselves). This Gap Analysis leads to the creation of Learning Objectives, and to the Activity Evaluation.
ACCME Criteria 2: The provider [the Academy and its joint sponsors] incorporates into CME activities the educational needs (knowledge, competence, or performance) that underlie the professional practice gaps of their own learners.
ACCME Criteria 11: The provider analyzes changes in learners (competence, performance, or patient outcomes) achieved as a result of the overall program's activities/educational interventions.
ACCME Criteria 16: The provider operates in a manner that ingrates CME into the process for improving professional practice.