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American Board of Dermatology

Health industry .NET portal software development.

Since its inception in 1932, the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) has certified over 15,000 physicians in dermatology, dermatopathology, and pediatric dermatology. It is no surprise that a lot has changed for the ABD in nearly 100 years of existence, especially technology. To keep up with their members’ growing needs, ABD sought a long-term technology partner to ensure they continued to be successful in meeting their users’ digital needs.

At a glance.

American Board of Dermatology

The American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is an independent, non-profit organization that serves as one of 24 medical specialties encompassing the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Each board was founded to protect the public by assessing and certifying doctors who meet specific professional requirements. Through the ABMS, the 24 boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification.


The ask.

In 2013, the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) sought out a partner to overhaul their website. They wanted to revamp the overall look and experience of the website, but also increase the functionality by adding a member portal. Since they serve as a major resource for dermatologists, they have a lot of digital data that needs to be easy to find, easy to update, and kept extremely secure. Knowing this wasn’t a “fix it and forget it” project, ABD was also searching for a firm that would make the perfect long-term technology partner.

The solution.

Atlantic BT began by rebuilding a legacy application using .NET Framework, setting ABD up with the perfect foundation for many years of seamless platform upgrades. We also added content management capabilities by integrating Umbraco into the rebuild. This allows ABD’s staff to quickly and efficiently launch new exams just as fast as new assessment data is updated.

The end result.

Nearly a decade later, and Atlantic BT continues to be a trusted website partner for the American Board of Dermatology. We integrated an API allowing ABD to send data to their parent organization, ABMS. Additionally, we added an API to integrate the data needed to automatically credit students for completed assessments. We designed and developed multiple dashboards allowing ABD members to track personal metrics. With Atlantic BT as a partner, the American Board of Dermatology has gotten as close as possible to a “fix it and forget it” solution.