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Medical Workers Tracking System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022699D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Create a Medical Worker Tracking System that is linked on a national and/or international basis to aid the medical profession in hiring decisions and in performing background checks on new and current employees.

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Medical Workers Tracking System

A program is disclosed that would create a Medical Worker Tracking System that would allow medical facilities to access a database of known problem workers within the field to aid in making employment decisions as well as performing background checks on new and current workers.

There seems to be a need for a software application that is used by the Medical Profession to track the different medical workers within the profession. There are numerous reports of Doctors, Nurses, and other medical aid workers that lose their licenses, are convicted of felonies, have a history of patient abuse, etc... that move on to a different facility, different state, of different country and continue to practice within the field unlawfully or could once again practice the same behavior.

The Medical Worker Tracking System would be a software application that would be accessible from the Internet to users of Medical Facilities, State Regulatory agencies, Federal Regulatory agencies etc. The information in this database would be input from these facilities either in the form of a hard copy form verified by the facility and customer support of the product or by using a privileged ID that is owned by the facility with this data verified before input to the system. This would be a fee based system that uses standard userid/password security with normal users for viewing and privileged users for system input.

This would be a fee based system allowing access...