Welcome to Merit’s Blog.

3 min read

How Check-in with Merits Can Benefit Your Organization Today

By Amanda Davis on April 2, 2020

In a perfect world, states, hospitals, and volunteer organizations would be able to validate and issue merits without all of the sign-in sheets, time spent confirming participant credentials, and countless hours adding up total participant time. With the Check-in with Merits app, all this can be done in an instant.

Continue Reading
1 min read

Merit ReadyNow Expedites the License Verification Process

By Jason Garcia on March 30, 2020

The Current Process Takes Too Long 

It currently takes days or weeks for a hospital’s credentialing office to perform the necessary background checks to allow medical professionals to begin work outside of their jurisdiction. For situations like what we’re facing today with COVID-19, that is time we cannot afford to lose.

Continue Reading
2 min read

Four Steps to Quick License Reciprocity with Merit ReadyNow

By Amanda Davis on March 27, 2020

The usual process of interstate licensing is known to be a long, manual, and paperwork-heavy process, but COVID-19 is striking an urgency that many have not felt before. During a time when every second counts, faster solutions are needed to allow medical professionals to get to work as soon as possible. Merit ReadyNow rises to the challenge of providing a quick solution, enabling any licensed medical professional in the U.S. to volunteer or work from any medical facility in the country for the duration of the crisis.

Continue Reading
2 min read

Why Interstate Medical License Reciprocity is Fundamental During COVID-19

By Amanda Davis on March 23, 2020

With recent city-wide shutdowns, travel restrictions, and limited testing availability throughout the country, many Americans are worried that healthcare professionals will soon be overwhelmed with the number of patients needing care. And even more so—worried about the patients unable to receive it. In response to these concerns, Merit recently announced the launch of Merit ReadyNow which makes digital interstate license reciprocity work for the entire country.

Continue Reading
2 min read

Merit Launches ‘ReadyNow’ Medical License Reciprocity Program to Aid Nationwide COVID-19 Response

By Mike Murphy on March 16, 2020

Digital licensing and verification for medical professionals cuts administrative barriers so medical personnel can respond to the crisis across state lines

Continue Reading
2 min read

Three Ways Merit Supports the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

By Mike Murphy on March 9, 2020

The United States Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014 with wide bipartisan support, to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support in order to succeed in the labor market. WOIA is responsible for reforming and injecting funding into many key programs that are critical to getting citizens ready for work.

Merit is complementary to these efforts, as our platform helps states unlock their workforce’s potential by providing a single, secure platform to issue, track, and verify credentials earned and trainings completed. As our team meets with labor and workforce partners and key stakeholders across the country, it is increasingly clear that Merit addresses many components WOIA.



Here are three specific ways in which Merit is complementary to the WIOA.

Continue Reading
3 min read

University of Utah & National CERT Association Launch Online Emergency Response Training Program Supported by Merit

By Mike Murphy on March 5, 2020

The program is the first-of-its-kind to issue merits, allowing greater communication, real-time information sharing between state agencies and qualified volunteers, and more efficient crisis response.

Continue Reading
3 min read

Merit’s Revenue Philosophy

By Tomer Kagan on February 13, 2020

A question we often get asked by potential partners, investors, the media, and candidates looking to join Merit is some variation of, “How does Merit make money?” Our vision is to build a network of truth and trust so everyone can shape their future, and that’s only achievable if everyone in the ecosystem gets value from Merit. Bill Gates once said, “A platform is when the economic value of everybody that uses it exceeds the value of the company that creates it,” and we strongly agree with this platform mentality. Merit is in the business of value creation, not value extraction. Therefore we are very deliberate when it comes to our monetization strategy.

Topics: Insider
Continue Reading
4 min read

Effective Testing at Merit

By Frank Wilkerson on January 29, 2020

It's rare to meet a developer that enjoys writing and maintaining test code. Often testing is seen as an additional (tedious) step to completing a story, a hindrance to the team's velocity, or yet another time sink required by their company's "Definition of Done." In my experience, this is the case when teams try to chase a specific code coverage percentage. At Merit we don't chase code coverage and we want developers to enjoy writing tests, or at least to feel the tests they write are effective.

Continue Reading
3 min read

Press Release: Merit Launches Career Skills Program for Veterans

By Mike Murphy on January 28, 2020

New initiative seeks to help veterans navigate the job search and connect to opportunities commensurate with their skills and experience

Continue Reading
3 min read

Digital Kitting: Construction Licensing, Identification, and Verification on the Job Site

By Paul Jetter on January 24, 2020

For the past few years, the construction industry has been identified as a "laggard" when it comes to digital transformation. The old-school ways prevailed for many years while technology was applied to nearly every other industry. Even agriculture and farming adopted technology faster than construction. Recently, a lot of that has changed as investors began eyeballing technology that is revolutionizing construction.

Continue Reading
1 min read

Merit is One of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in the Bay Area!

By Mike Murphy on January 16, 2020

This morning we learned that Merit was named one of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine! We are humbled by this distinction, and are proud to be in the company of the other great organizations on this list.

Topics: News Culture
Continue Reading

Featured