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Sibly and Merit Team Up to Support Medical Professionals Fighting COVID-19

By Amanda Davis on May 29, 2020

As medical professionals and volunteers fight on the frontlines of COVID-19, for many, their own mental health has been put on the backburner. In an effort to aid the medical response, Merit launched ReadyNow to provide digital licensing at no cost to state organizations, medical professionals, or anyone needing to verify credentials during the pandemic. Additionally, we’ve recently announced Merit Opportunities–a new feature in the Merit app that allows organizations to share opportunities such as networking events, promotional discounts, training to earn additional credentials, and so much more. Today we are excited to share that we have partnered with Sibly to provide one of our first offered opportunities to first responders that are managing their medical credentials in Merit!

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Unlock Your Highest Potential with Merit Opportunities

By Amanda Davis on May 27, 2020

Since mid-March, the country has been in a state of emergency. With this drastic declaration, millions have lost jobs, paused their education, and put a hold on anything that involves socializing in person or in public. At a time when a chance to take a positive step forward is what everyone needs, we are excited to introduce Merit Opportunities—a new feature that will lead you to a steady path of possibilities and help you find your next step.

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Merit and Credential Engine Partner to Expand Nationwide Credential Ecosystem

By Mike Murphy on May 12, 2020

 Integrating verified identity and credential registry platforms facilitates a transparent nationwide credential marketplace

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How to Showcase Your Offers with Merit Opportunities

By Amanda Davis on May 1, 2020

Since 2016, Merit has enabled thousands of organizations to issue merits to people. These merits span all kinds of achievements: awards, certifications, completed courses or classes, professional licenses, memberships, and even employment. 

Merit is now in a position where we are able to add more value to people’s Merit experience by surfacing relevant opportunities from organizations such as yours. Check out this post to find out more about our new feature, Merit Opportunities. Read on to learn how your organization can start creating and publishing them on Merit’s App. 

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Introducing Merit Opportunities: Helping You Answer “What’s Next?”

By Amanda Davis on May 1, 2020

The current state of the world has forced unexpected changes in all of our lives, and with that change comes shifted expectations in what’s next. Things like a new job, a new contract, or a new class could help answer that important question but can be daunting to go out and find on your own—especially at a time when there is no leaving home. If you’re a part of an organization, you’re likely experiencing shifting expectations as well, which can cause new responsibilities, higher demand for information, and new ways of doing things. 

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Our Favorite Reads During Shelter-in-Place

By Amanda Davis on April 23, 2020

As cities around the country extend their Shelter-in-Place order due to COVID-19, everyone is in need of new ways to entertain themselves. Here at Merit, we’re binge-watching shows, having weekly exercise video chats, and picking up new reads. Below are some of our favorites that we hope will help get you through the next month or so:

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How to Manage Working From Home: Tips from Merit’s COO

By Amanda Davis on April 14, 2020

During such an unprecedented time like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Shelter in Place order happening in cities around the country, many people are doing a million things from a place that was never set up (or intended to be) an office. Companies around the world, including Merit, are geared up and adjusting as employees work from home. 

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Merit Lookup Launched Alongside ReadyNow Initiative

By Amanda Davis on April 10, 2020

The bothersome, manual administrative labor required from medical organizations and their staff is something Merit has strived to ease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The launch of Merit ReadyNow eliminates the paperwork for interstate license reciprocity and license verification, but we also wanted something that would help organizations search for and access the medical professionals that are needed immediately. With these concerns in mind, Merit has launched Merit Lookup.

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How Merit Check-in 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 Merit Check-in app, all this can be done in an instant.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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