A reported entitled as “Healthcare & Digital Credentials – Legal, Regulatory, and Technical Considerations” have been released by the Federation of State Medical Boards. In this report reviews and analysis regarding the experience of the FSMB in application of digital technologies inclusive of OpenBadges, in its attempt to reduce the burdens on administration and for promoting the finest practices which can be implemented by the administrators of health care and by the medical boards of the state who employ the licensing and provide with process of credentials in meeting in their goal of providing protection the public.
Federation of State Medical Boards is taking a major role in the analysis of the practical usage of the digital credentials in both the maintained professions, as well as, the healthcare. The insights which were found in the report are very useful since all the regulatory boards make use of it to see how can be there implementation of technology in service to bring excellence in regulation and safety of patients.
Currently, for the process of credentialing, there is a requirement for the practitioners of healthcare and physicians to provide the insurance companies, State Medical Boards, as well as, hospitals with the documentation of training & education which is sent straight from the institution which issues it or which has been certified separately by any 3rd party.
In order to provide assistance to the physicians in this process, Federation of State Medical Boards operates a credentials verification platform which is certified by NCQA, knowns as the Federation Credentials Verification Service. This platform is widely used by the physicians and their assistant who seek medical license. Every year, the Federation Credentials Verification Service is utilized in almost 50 percent of decisions regarding the medical licensing in the US. But, the report settles on the point that the present process keeps on reflecting a paper-based chain of custody which is full of terminations which eventually result in increase of time & costs which are incurred throughout the system.