Provider credentialing happens behind the scenes, typically without the average patient’s awareness. It’s an essential step for every healthcare practice to take: confirmation of qualifications, physician competency, and practice history are key requirements for making sure that patient health and safety are always a top priority.
Hospitals are increasingly challenged by healthcare compliance laws and changing regulatory standards. Healthcare institutions need to continually evaluate their hospital’s compliance training, technology adoption, and delivery of care while simultaneously balancing staff shortages, privacy and security concerns, and their ability to meet accreditation standards.
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Anyone who has ever been involved in securing peer references for physicians and allied health practitioners understands the time that goes into chasing these all-important peer references.
Negligent credentialing puts patients at risk and exposes hospitals, healthcare facilities, and urgent care centers to significant legal liability.
Preventing medical errors that can jeopardize patient safety is a constant challenge within the healthcare industry. Hospital and urgent care center staff, especially, are under incredible pressure to make sure that their providers are competent and capable practitioners, providing the best care possible.
Your Medical Staff Office (MSO) is the hub where patients, providers, and regulations meet. Many medical staff offices center around working efficiently to manage providers and following policies and procedures to ensure your operations remain compliant. How can you ensure that your staff stays efficient and doesn’t waste time and resources? Strong performance starts with tightly managing and enhancing the four areas many MSOs struggle with.