The Task Force will develop research and data-sharing strategies to guide future certification assessments, enhance diplomat education, and communicate requirements and standards to strengthen and advance specialty learning and improvement goals. Through collaborations between ABMS Member Boards and key stakeholders, ABMS seeks to learn how continuing certification affects change in diplomat practice, professional development, and patient-care delivery.
As Liaison, Diane hopes to serve NAMSS members by influencing and reporting on ABMS data update frequency and their timeliness of changes. Diane recognizes the challenges and opportunities MSPs have regarding data sharing, “MSPs need to ensure that all data sources are accepted by federal and state regulations and accreditation standards. Additionally, managed care plans need to accurately reflect a physician’s certification status for their marketing materials. Opportunities associated with data sharing are faster verification, lower costs, and the ability to share the importance of physician board certification.”
MSPs can benefit from, and influence, clinical data-sharing processes and policies by demonstrating the role timely and accurate data has in ensuring credentialing excellence and efficiency. Diane’s liaison role will also help show how data sharing can improve the payer and practitioner credentialing processes. “Health care organizations may require certification and recertification and depend on accuracy and timeliness. The number of days to complete the initial credentialing process is getting shorter and shorter. This would ensure that MSPs can get the verifications requested faster.”
The ABMS Stakeholder Liaisons will provide guidance to the Oversight Committee and providing recommendations to the five Task Forces:
- Advancing Practice
- Information and Data Sharing
The ABMS Commission Task Force Oversight Committee determines each Task Force’s deliverables and timelines. Stay tuned for more updates from Diane Meldi on the progress of the Information and Data Sharing Task Force.
Click here to read the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission's Final Report. Click here to read more about the ABMS Vision Initiative. Click here to read more about the five Task Forces.