The Edmond Sun

April 13, 2013

Oklahoma Medical Board pioneers use of QR codes for licensees


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, medical board, is the first in the nation to incorporate quick response codes on the medical licenses of physicians and other medical professionals. The ubiquitous black and white square box will now appear in the lower right hand corner of all newly issued or renewed physician licenses in Oklahoma. In the same way that traditional UPC bar codes changed the way we pay for groceries, this use of QR codes can allow for a rapid check-in of medical professionals at training events, clinics and hospitals.

Scanning the code will provide direct, instant access to a physician’s information page as it appears on the Board’s website, www.okmedicalboard.org. Some of the data available includes the doctor’s education, medical specialty and board certification, office address, telephone and office hours, hospital privileges, insurance participation and board status. The online service is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and OK.gov.

The mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision is to promote the health, safety and well-being of the citizens, or patients of Oklahoma by requiring a high level of qualifications, standards and continuing education for licenses regulated by Oklahoma Medical Board.

OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services and Oklahoma Interactive to help Oklahoma government entities web-enable their information services.