In our previous blog, we discussed how essential it is to have stakeholder input when creating an efficient credentialing centralization process. Now, we’ll explore how to make a smooth transition to increase efficiency and decrease duplication of efforts. For starters, think about having a unified team whose members represent the interest of their group. Also, consider making sure the team is highly varied – depending on the makeup of your multi-hospital system.
Centralization the credentialing process in a multi-hospital system should be a team effort. In a hierarchal structure, there is a tendency to keep processes separate, an attitude which largely comes from different departments specializing their credentialing processes in a way that best fits with the dynamics of their departments. However, decentralization can be highly inefficient and unsustainable in an industry that is increasingly experiencing more and more integration.
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