Oklahoma State Board of Medical
Licensure and Supervision (Medical Board) is the first in the nation
to incorporate QR (quick response) codes on the medical licenses of
physicians and other medical professionals. The ubiquitous black and
white square box will now appear in the lower right hand corner of all
newly issued or renewed physician licenses in Oklahoma.
In the same way that traditional UPC bar codes changed the way we pay
for groceries, this use of QR Codes can allow for a rapid check-in of
medical professionals at training events, clinics and hospitals.
"Law enforcement or emergency medical personnel establishing an incident
command system at the scene of an accident or emergency will be able to
immediately identify and confirm that the Good Samaritan offering
assistance is indeed a licensed medical doctor," said Board Deputy
Executive Director, Reji Varghese.
Scanning the code will provide direct, instant access to a physician's
information page as it appears on the Board's website, http://www.okmedicalboard.org.
Some of the data available includes the doctor's education, medical
specialty and board certification, office address, telephone and office
hours, hospital privileges, insurance participation and board status.
The online service is a product of a partnersip between the Oklahoma
State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision (Medical Board) and OK.gov,
Oklahoma's Official Website managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC
Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV).
About Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
The mission of the Oklahoma
State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision is to promote the
Health, Safety and Well-being of the citizens (patients) of Oklahoma by
requiring a high level of qualifications, standards and continuing
education for licenses regulated by Oklahoma Medical Board. To protect
the on-going Health Safety and Well-being of the citizens (patients) of
Oklahoma by investigating complaints, conducting public hearings,
effectuating and monitoring disciplinary actions against any of the
licensed professionals, while providing the licensee with proper due
process and all rights afforded under the law. To provide any member of
society upon request, a copy of the specific public records and
information on any of the licensed professionals.
OK.gov is the official website of the
state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma
Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and Oklahoma
Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable
their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma
Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of
eGovernment firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV)
family of companies.
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV)
is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure
payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment
services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government
agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides
eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local
agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.
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