Techniques for Obtaining Core Credentials for Licensure: The Past, Present and Possible Future

May 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Cyndi Streun, The Federation of State Medical Boards
Jill Putnam, The Federation of State Medical Boards

Primary source verification for medical education, necessary for licensing practitioners has evolved over the last three decades. The methods used to acquire these core credentials have progressed for the majority but can we do more?  Together, let’s explore the evolution from a paper society to a digital one including the introduction of electronic signatures and the possibility of using distributed ledger technology.     Data from the FSMB’s credentialing business unit (FCVS) confirms that candidates requiring credentials are better positioned if their organization of matriculation is on board with the digital world. This demo will include videos of current and potential future scenarios.