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Prometric and American Board of Family Medicine Sign Long-Term Contract Renewal(January 10, 2012)
BALTIMORE, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- Prometric, a trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced that it has signed a long-term, exclusive contract renewal with the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) for computer-based test delivery services.
Since it originally selected Prometric in 2007, the ABFM has since evolved its testing program to leverage a number of improvements and efficiencies, including eliminating the need to rely on its own internal technology systems, managing scheduling and registration process and other areas. Additionally, the ABFM will be able to continue to offer its programs at a large number of locations while easily accommodating an increased number of candidates. In the future, the ABFM will collaborate with Prometric to introduce many other technology enhancements to its exams, such as the inclusion of clinical simulations.
"Prometric has been a reliable, trusted and committed partner over the course of our working relationship, and we are pleased with the level of service and collaboration it has provided to us," said Dr. James Puffer, President and CEO of the ABFM. "Prometric's technology has enabled the ABFM to undertake many of the improvements we have been able to introduce to candidates over the past few years, and we are excited about working with them to bring further innovation to the program."
Bill Murtagh, senior vice president of sales and client services at Prometric, stated, "We could not ask for a more engaged, creative and collaborative partner than the ABFM and are honored to be able to continue to work with them on their program. ABFM's willingness to be transparent about their needs, wants and goals facilitates the high quality work we perform on their behalf and benefits all of the organization's test candidates."
Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment. Its market-leading test development and delivery solutions allow clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers more than 10 million tests a year on behalf of approximately 400 clients in the academic, financial, government, healthcare, professional, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust network of more than 10,000 test centers in more than 160 countries. For more information, please visit www.prometric.com.
The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties and is one of the largest medical specialty board in the United States. Founded in 1969, it is a voluntary, not-for-profit, private organization whose objective is to encourage excellence in medical care. The ABFM believes that its certified family physicians have successfully demonstrated their ability and have proven their commitment to the public, the specialty of Family Medicine and the profession.
Through its Maintenance of Certification processes, the ABFM seeks to provide patients the assurance that its certified family physicians have completed the necessary training/experience to provide quality care to the individual and the family and that this commitment to excellence is maintained throughout the physician's years of practice.
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