At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2001
  • Initiating Organization: MedBiquitous
  • Initiator Type: Academia
  • No disease focus
  • Location: North America


Founded by Johns Hopkins Medicine and leading professional medical societies, the MedBiquitous Consortium is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)–accredited developer of information technology standards for healthcare education and quality improvement. Its members are creating a technology blueprint for the health professions. Based on XML and Web services standards, this blueprint will seamlessly support the learner in ways that will improve patient care and simplify the administrative work associated with education and quality improvement. MedBiquitous also provides a neutral forum for educators and industry alike to exchange ideas about innovative uses of Web technologies for health professions education and quality improvement.


MedBiquitous is a not-for-profit, international group of professional associations, universities, commercial, and governmental organizations seeking to develop and promote technology standards for the health professions that advance lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and better patient outcomes. MedBiquitous is accredited by ANSI to develop information technology standards supporting the health professions.

MedBiquitous members are creating a technology blueprint for advancing the health professions. Based on XML and Web services standards, this blueprint will weave together the many activities, organizations, and resources that support the ongoing education and improvement of healthcare professionals. Ultimately, this blueprint will seamlessly support the learner in ways that will improve patient outcomes and simplify the administrative work associated with lifelong learning and continuous improvement.

Current MedBiquitous standards and development efforts include the following:


Like other standards developers, MedBiquitous is supported largely by membership fees. Nonprofits pay $3,000 per year, while corporations pay a set fee based on their size. These membership fees support the creation of XML standards. In addition, MedBiquitous receives funding from accelerated standards development projects.

For the cost of membership,  an organization receives (a) the opportunity to help shape technology standards for healthcare education, competence assessment, and quality improvement; (b) the opportunity to participate in pilot projects deploying the standards; and (c) the opportunity to attend MedBiquitous meetings to discuss the latest thinking regarding technology-enabled health professions education and competence assessment. All MedBiquitous standards are based on XML and Web services.

Data Sharing

In accordance with ANSI requirements, MedBiquitous adheres to the principles of openness and due process for its standards development activities. Educators and industry alike collaborate to develop standards and exchange ideas about innovative uses of Web technologies for healthcare education and communities of practice.


Points of Contact

MedBiquitous Consortium
Davis 3110 C
5801 Smith Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209 USA
phone: 410-735-6180
fax: 410-735-4660

Sponsors & Partners

Advanced Informatics

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Medical Specialties

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Surgery

American College of Surgeons

American Dental Education Association

American Medical Association

American Medical Student Association

American Nurses Credentialing Center

American Osteopathic Association

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Association of American Medical Colleges

Baylor College of Medicine

Campbell Alliance

CE City

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinical Tools, Inc.

D’Vinci Interactive

Data Commons, LLC

Decision Simulation, LLC

Department of Veterans Affairs

ECS, Inc.

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates


Federation of State Medical Boards

Johns Hopkins University

Karolinska Institute

Knowledge4You Corp.

MedIQ Learning

National Board of Medical Examiners

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

St. George’s University of London

Tufts University

University of Calgary

University of California, San Francisco

University of Cincinnati

University of Heidelberg

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of the West of England

University of Warwick

University of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 04/08/2016

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