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CGFNS International Launches Digital Innovation Lab to Address Global Health Professions Migration

We have 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. 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.
-Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS

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.

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CGFNS International appreciates the challenges and delays that some applicants are encountering and might continue to experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, effective immediately, the expiration dates for all applications received on or after June 1, 2019, set to expire before October, will be extended to October 1, 2020. We will review and revise this policy, if necessary, based upon the unfolding situation. We encourage everyone to stay safe and want our applicants to take comfort in knowing CGFNS will remain sensitive to the global challenges and adapt policies accordingly.