The standards development program of the AAMC
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The MedBiquitous® Program develops information technology (IT) standards for health professions education and credentialing.

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This technology infrastructure supports the digital transformation of the health professions and enables: 

  • An improved learner experience. 

  • Enhanced patient care. 

  • Simplified administrative work associated with education and quality improvement. 

The MedBiquitous Program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the organization charged with assessing the quality and processes of standards development. 

Mission

The MedBiquitous Program establishes a common language, understood by both people and machines, that enables data- and resource-sharing across organizations in health professions education and credentialing. This common language creates an infrastructure that supports education administration, quality improvement, research, and lifelong learning. 

Vision

The MedBiquitous Program leads in providing open-access education data standards to the health professions education and credentialing community. By supplying a common language for the discovery, sharing, and dissemination of education data, the MedBiquitous Program empowers the goals of the health professions community and offers a forum for the improvement of its common aims, now and in the future.  

Who Should Join as a Participant? 

The MedBiquitous Program welcomes involvement from: 

  • Academic societies (e.g., associations of any health profession or health care specialty). 
  • Training programs (e.g., dental, nursing, osteopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, residency programs dedicated to educating health care professionals). 
  • Regulatory agencies (e.g., licensing boards, certifying boards, accrediting bodies). 
  • Government agencies (e.g., federal, state/province, local levels). 
  • Technology or content developers (e.g., software companies, IT service companies, medical education companies). 
  • Health care companies (e.g., consulting companies, manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices). 
  • Health care delivery organizations (e.g., health systems, hospitals). 
  • General interest entities (i.e., any materially affected interests not mentioned above). 

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Benefits 

Highlights of being a MedBiquitous Program participant include: 

  • Exercising voting privileges to influence standards development projects.  
  • Holding leadership positions in advisory committees and working groups. 
  • Influencing international conversations on education and credentialing data practices. 
  • Creating solutions for your data and technology challenges. 

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Criteria 

Participation applications are reviewed by the director of the MedBiquitous program and the Steering Committee, who collectively consider: 

  • Equitable representation across interest categories.  
  • Applicants’ willingness to actively participate with program initiatives. 

How Do I Join?

If you are interested in joining the MedBiquitous Program, please email us at medbiq@aamc.org and we will send you the application and answer any questions you may have. 

Once you receive the application, be prepared to do the following: 

  • Page 1: Enter your contact information, statement of interest, and interest category. 
  • Page 2: For nonprofit and for-profit organizations, enter financial information and identify points of contact, a Voting Body representative, and Voting Body alternate. 
    • If you are applying as an individual, supply a brief explanation of why you are not applying through your affiliated organization.

Participation Agreement 

After review by the director of the MedBiquitous Program and the Steering Committee, your application will be placed on the monthly ballot for Voting Body approval. 
 
Upon Voting Body approval, you will be emailed a participation agreement to sign. Signed and submitted agreements for nonprofits, government agencies, and for-profit organizations will need to include an annual report or statement confirming annual revenue. 

Fees are paid on an annual basis and in U.S. dollars.

Participation fees are based on the fiscal year (July to June). Prorated fee eligibility begins on Jan. 1. Contact medbiq@aamc.org if fees present an undue burden that would preclude your participation. 

Participation Type

Participation Fee

Prorated Fee

Individual

   

Student

$0

 

Nonstudent (general public)

$500

 

Institutions

   

Health professions education institutions and training programs; and, AAMC members (medical schools and teaching hospitals)

$0

 

Nonprofit organizations and government agencies

   

Annual revenue is less than $25 million

$2,500

$1,250

Annual revenue is less than $50 million

$4,500

$2,250

Annual revenue is less than $200 million

$6,500

$3,250

Annual revenue is greater than $200 million

$9,000

$4,500

For-profit organizations

   

Annual revenue is less than $25 million

$4,000

$2,000

Annual revenue is less than $50 million

$5,500

$2,750

Annual revenue is less than $200 million

$7,500

$3,750

Annual revenue is greater than $200 million

$10,750

$5,375

Organizations and individuals become formal participants of the MedBiquitous Program once their applications are reviewed by the director of the MedBiquitous Program and the Steering Committee and subsequently approved by the Voting Body. 

    Next Steps

    While you are waiting for your application to be approved, there are a variety of ways you can participate in community activities: 

    • Sign up for the MedBiquitous Community Connection newsletter.  
    • Register to attend one of our “MedBiquitous Community Connection” webinars. 
    • Submit your proposal to share content at a “MedBiquitous Community Connection” webinar or annual conference. 
    • Join our virtual community “MedBiquitous ThinkTank” to expand your network, problem-solve, and inform your educational technology projects.
    • Add your voice to a data standard working group.