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Technology Spotlight - Blockchain

 

The FSMB Technology Spotlight is designed to assist and inform our member boards regarding emerging technologies. Our first spotlight will focus on blockchain technologies as well as the concept of portable credentials and the work that we have done to demonstrate both. Resources below include process videos and additional presentations. We look forward to advancing this conversation with our members.

PORTABLE CREDENTIALS PROCESS DIAGRAM

Through the use of blockchain technology, we are enabling the use of trustless verification. This diagram shows how this is achieved.

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Video Series

Step 1

Issuer Sends Invitation

Issuers invite recipients to receive a Blockchain credential.

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Step 4

Issuer Sends GME Certificate

The Issuer sends the Recipient's GME certificate using the “Learning Machine” portal. 

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Step 7

Recipient Shares Certificates

The Recipient shares certificates with the Verifier from the “Blockcerts” wallet.

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Certificate URL Is Tamper-Proof

The URL for the issued certificate is tamper-proof.

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Step 2

Recipient Creates Account Adds Issuer

The Recipient creates a “Blockcerts” account and accepts the invitation.

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Step 5

Recipient Adds MedEd Certificate

The Recipient adds the MedEd certificate to their “Blockcerts” wallet.

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Step 8

Verifier Validates Certificates

The Verifier checks and validates the certificates.

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Certificate File is Tamper-Proof

The file for the issued certificate is tamper-proof.

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Step 3

Issuer Sends Medical Education Certificate

The Issuer sends the Recipient's MedEd certificate using the “Learning Machine” portal. 

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Step 6

Recipient Adds GME Certificate

The Recipient adds the GME certificate to their “Blockcerts” wallet. 

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Step 9

Verifier Saves Certificates as a PDF

The Verifier may choose to download and save the certificates as a PDF. 

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FSMB Media

Podcast

Host Cameron D’Ambrosi joins FSMB CIO Michael Dugan and Senior Director of Legal Services Eric Fish to discuss the challenges of ensuring accurate licensing records for doctors, and promising blockchain technology pilot programs helping to drive future advances.

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Roundtable

April 2018 - FSMB hosts Roundtable Webinar on Physician Credentialing and Blockchain Technology

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