Licentiam Team’s Mark Vargas, Vice President, Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, attended the Interstate Medical Licensure Council Committee (IMLCC) and provided public comments on the benefits of interoperability of licensure data to advance quality care. Mr. Vargas provided data on physician burn out rates, and how the IMLCC data sharing agreements may help to trend and improve work quality of life for practicing physicians, improving overall healthcare quality. The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Commission met March 31 and April 1, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. Agenda
Via background, the goals of the IMLCC is to ease the process physicians undertake to obtain licenses to practice in multiple states while strengthening public protection through sharing of investigative and disciplinary information. Additionally, the IMLCC is seeking to increase access to health care for individuals in underserved or rural areas and allow patients to more easily consult medical experts through the use of telemedicine technologies.