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Fact Sheet

Mission

To develop and promote technology standards for the health professions that advance lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and better patient outcomes.

Vision

MedBiquitous creates technology standards to advance the health professions and connect the leading entities in professional medicine and healthcare. With these interoperable standards, organizations will be better able to exchange educational content and track learner activities and profiles; learners will be better able to see their own achievements and work to improve; and healthcare education and quality improvement will be more accessible, measurable, and effective, thereby improving patient care.

Membership

MedBiquitous members are organizations with an interest in health professions education and quality improvement. This includes professional associations, certifying boards, universities, commercial educators, technology companies, healthcare organizations, and governmental healthcare entities, among others.

Scope

MedBiquitous is accredited by ANSI to create standards to support healthcare education and training, professional competence assessment, certification, licensure, professional and scientific publications, and professional online communities and portals.

Meetings

Through working groups and conferences, MedBiquitous provides a neutral forum for learning about best technology practices and freely exchanging ideas. In addition, the MedBiquitous Annual Conference provides an opportunity for members to showcase innovations while learning about advancements in technology, education, and improvement.

Participation

Both members and other materially affected stakeholders can participate in standards development through the MedBiquitous Standards Committee.

Cost

Membership costs are $3000 per year for non-profit organizations and $4,000 to $18,000 per year (based on annual revenue) for commercial entities.

Current Projects

  • Activity Report – provides a common format for reporting professional education and certification related accomplishments.
  • Competencies – enables educational resources and activities to be tied to a competency framework.
  • Curriculum Inventory – supports the exchange of curriculum data for benchmarking and educational research.
  • Educational Achievement – facilitates the exchange of data about a learner's achievements and competencies across the continuum of professional education.
  • Educational Trajectory –supports the exchange of data regarding a learner’s path through a program of study.
  • Healthcare Learning Object Metadata – based on the IEEE standard, provides a standard way of describing healthcare educational resources and activities.
  • Medical Education Metrics (MEMS) – provides a common format for gathering and communicating evaluation data on healthcare education activities.
  • Performance Frameworks – provides a common format for representing expected levels of performance related to a competency.
  • Professional Profile – provides a common format for exchanging clinician contact, education, training, certification, license, and membership information.
  • SCORM for Healthcare – a version of the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative's SCORM model for online learning that implements Healthcare Learning Object Metadata.
  • Virtual Patients– provides a common format for sharing interactive computer simulations of clinical scenarios.