As part of this program, the ABMS has instituted a Maintenance of Typical Skills® (MOTS®) program using a simple online typing test performed each month in the convenience of the physician's own home or via his or her mobile device. Test scores will be verified and uploaded to the ABMS CertificationMatters website for public review. The cost for physicians will be nominal - only $25 per month. Typing speed and error toleranance levels will be determined by the Board and subject to change. Physicians who fail the test can retake it twice before they must re-register to maintain their credential. A Pledge of Honesty is required of all participants.
"The importance of such a credential comes at a time when self-regulation of our profession is more important than ever," said Imso Boring, MD, JD, President and CEO of the ABMS. "We're proud we could play a part in the harmonization of this important patient care metric with other critical patient care quality and safety initiatives promoted by the ACGME."
Existing members of the ACGME include the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Socities, the American Osteopathic Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.
It is currently estimated that EMR typographical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
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