Philadelphia, PA – CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials analysis organization, has seeded a Digital Innovation Lab with an initial $3 million investment to test and deploy digital solutions to better serve migrating healthcare professionals.
Through the Innovation Lab, CGFNS and its strategic partners will evaluate digital solutions including cloud computing, badging and blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation, virtual reality, along with other ground-breaking technologies.
“CGFNS is poised to harness innovative solutions that will support healthcare professionals along their career journey as they traverse the globe,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, president and CEO of CGFNS. “As healthcare professionals are more mobile and flexible in their career trajectories, CGFNS is evolving its infrastructure and service portfolio to meet these marketplace trends,” added Dr. Shaffer.
In first steps, CGFNS undertook an enterprise-wide security assessment, enhanced its digital bandwidth, and reengineered its website to enable better adoption of technologies while simultaneously improving customer experience and response times.
Health professional migration continues to grow rapidly. The World Health Organization reports a 60% rise in the number of migrant physicians and nurses working in the 35 member countries of The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development over the last decade. Future projections point to a continuing acceleration in the international migration of health workers, with a growing gap between supply of health workers and demand.
CGFNS continues to develop strategies to support healthcare professionals around the world.