The following are new requirements/change requests for the Professional Profile.

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April 2014Purvi ManiarABMS

We wanted to request adding new container MaintenanceOfCertificationInfo at a Member level after CertificationInfo.  This container will hold Maintenance of Certification values for boards reporting Maintenance of Certification at a board level.

ABMS will have two ways for boards to report Maintenance of Certification data:

1.      At a certificate level (this is currently being exchanged using CertificationMaintenance and CertificationMaintenanceRequired elements)

2.      At a board level (proposing a new container to exchange this value at a member level)

(See additional comments)

CertificationInfo  
April 2014Len ArmstrongData Commons

LicenseInfo requires a LicenseNumber subelement. However, we have learned from our work with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) on Data Commons that this is not always possible. As I understand it from our discussions with FSMB, there are times when either the license number simply does not exist or the information will not be reported for privacy reasons. 

LicenseNumber  
April 2014Len ArmstrongData Commons

There is at least one element under PersonalInfo (CountryOfResidence) that does not currently support the source attributes (probably any of the common attributes). Can we correct that?

CountryOfResidence  
Nov 2011

Purvi Maniar

ABMS

New CertificationContinuousStatus element needs to be added to the CertificateIssuance section.  This field communicates to credentialing bodies MOC Status for the certification.  Valid Values are Yes and No.  This is an optional element and needs to be added after CertificationStatus element.

CertificateIssuance

 

For group review

Nov 2011

Kirke Lawton

AAMC

New Expected Graduation Date element needs to be added, or a qualifier elemented added to GraduationDate (e.g., qualifier="expected" inside the GraduationDate tag).
See example.

EducationalInfo

If we do add this element we may want to refine the definition of Graduation Date, "the individual's scheduled graduation date..."

[Schema updated, updates pending, changes to spec only, or no changes made.]

Nov 2011

Kirke Lawton

AAMC

New Class Level element needs to be added, analogous to the "year \n" statuses under TrainingInfo.
See example.

EducationalInfo

Whatever we come up with should accomodate joint degree programs, etc.

 

Nov 2011

Kirke Lawton

AAMC

Suggest that we offer guidance about how to use the UniqueID Domain attribute.  AAMC and NBME used ProfessionalProfile to exchange data with a large number of (optional) identifiers (e.g., AAMC ID, USMLE ID, SSN, SIN, and national IDs from other countries).  We mutually agreed to the following pattern for populating Domain:  ['National'|'Member']:[3-letter country code|ID name]{:status} 

Examples:
<v1:UniqueID domain="National:USA">999119999</v1:UniqueID>
<v1:UniqueID domain="National:CAN">222999333</v1:UniqueID>
<v1:UniqueID domain="Member:AAMC ID">111111111</v1:UniqueID>
<v1:UniqueID domain="Member:AAMC ID:Inactive">222222222</v1:UniqueID>
<v1:UniqueID domain="Member:USMLE ID">333333333</v1:UniqueID> 

While I don't believe this should be required, without some guidance this element will be much less useful.  For example, you might send me data in the form <v1:UniqueID domain="AAMC">111111111</v1:UniqueID> or <v1:UniqueID domain="AAMC ID">111111111</v1:UniqueID> or <v1:UniqueID domain="Association of American Medical Colleges">111111111</v1:UniqueID>.  All are valid, but incompatible.

UniqueID

 

 

Nov 2011

Kirke Lawton

AAMC

Similar suggestion for the domain element of InstitutionInfo/InstitutionID.  In this case, AAMC and NBME agreed that for medical schools (including international) we would, in general, use domain="IMED" and use the FAIMER IMED codes.  Would a comment like this be appropriate in the documentation of the standard?

InstitutionInfo/InstitutionID

 

 

Nov 2011

Purvi Maniar

ABMS

New Enumeration value "MOC" needs to be added to the CertificationDurationType element option in addition to Time-Limited or Lifetime.  This will distinguish MOC certificates from Lifetime and TimeLimited Certificates.

CertificationDurationType

Makes sense.

 

Nov 2011

Purvi Maniar

ABMS

New CertificationReverificationDate element with accuracy attribute needs to be added to the CertificateIssuance section.  This field communicates to credentialing bodies the recommended date by which they should re-verify certification. This is important for MOC participants whose certificate does not have an expiry date.

CertificateIssuance

Makes sense.

 

Nov 2011

Purvi Maniar

ABMS

New ClinicalStatus element needs to be added with enumeration values - Active, Inactive, Unknown.  This field will track whether or not direct and/or consultative patient care has been provided in the preceding 24 months.

CertificationInfo

Makes sense.

 

Nov 2011

Purvi Maniar

ABMS

Add a new element called MOCParticipationStatus with enumeration values Yes and No.  This field will let us know if a physician is enrolled in MOC program and is meeting requirements of MOC. 

CertificationInfo

Just to clarify, enrolled AND meeting requirements. So if they are enrolled but not meeting requirements, they value is no.

 

Nov 2011

Kirke Lawton

AAMC

We request the addition of another allowed value under EducationInfo EducationStatus.  Currently the only allowed values are Active, Graduated, Leave of Absence, Withdrawn, Dismissed, and Deceased; we propose the addition of "No Longer Enrolled" for use when the reporting institution is willing to state that the individual is a former student and didn't graduate but is not willing to distinguish between a dismissal and a withdrawal.

EducationInfo

 

 

See additional requests from ABMS, proposed data model, and summary.