MedBiquitous 2030: Building the Digital Ecosystem for Health Professions Education - April 20

A consistent challenge that MedBiquitous has been called upon to address is bringing to bear a distributed set of tools and resources in support of health professions education (HPE) and credentialing. Although the MedBiquitous community has answered this call on multiple occasions, the challenge remains that the adoption of the standards and guidelines produced by the community occurs only in niche pockets, rather than by the HPE community at large.

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new program initiative “MedBiquitous 2030.”

In the last year, the global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our existing technology infrastructure. The delivery of education and the verification of credentials are just two examples of high-level processes that were disrupted and rapidly modified to accommodate changes that accompanied the pandemic. In almost every case, silos between existing technologies and data sets were made abundantly apparent, and integration and interoperability were touted as solutions to this dilemma.

In early April, the white paper “MedBiquitous 2030: Building the Digital Ecosystem for Health Professions Education” will be posted in our public comment forum for feedback. This draft has been reviewed by the Steering Committee and its subcommittees. This final draft of the white paper will be available for 30 days before comments are collected and integrated into a version that will be published on our website.

Hosted by Dr. Johmarx Patton, the April 20 episode of the "MedBiquitous Community Connection" webinar series will explain the direction that MedBiquitous is taking and provide a forum for the community to ask questions.

“MedBiquitous Community Connection” is a series of free one-hour webinars featuring health professions educators and technology innovators from around the globe. “MedBiquitous Community Connection” provides a forum for community experts to share how digital technologies are promoting improvement and better outcomes across the continuum of health professions education. A portion of each webinar will reserve time for a brief Q&A session, allowing attendees the opportunity to dialogue with guest speakers.

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Johmarx Patton, MD, MHI

Director of MedBiquitous

Association of American Medical Colleges

Johmarx Patton, MD, MHI, started his life and career in Michigan. Born and raised in Detroit, he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan before becoming the first graduate of their Master of Health Informatics program. From there, Dr. Patton began a career in education informatics and learning technologies in support of health professions education.

Creating a team to support the education mission at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Patton served as the bridge between undergraduate medical education and information technology to ensure that the needs of the ever-evolving curriculum were met. Being involved with the AMA, AAMC and MedBiquitous at the national level on projects primarily related to lifelong learning and competency-based education, Dr. Patton has focused his career on the impact of the learner on the healthcare system, and its reciprocal effects, towards the vision of a learning healthcare system. As the Director of MedBiquitous after its transition to the AAMC, Dr. Patton continues his commitment to the development of digital credentials and lifelong learning and employment records for clinicians; capabilities for the exchange of curriculum structure and content between the health professions; and improved access to data locally and nationally for continuous quality improvement and other analytics that will empower learners, educators and administrators.

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