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Julie Walker

Julie is responsible for managing symplr’s workforce management businesses, including vendor and general credentialing, visitor management, and API Healthcare. In her role, she partners with healthcare organizations to help them achieve their goals in compliance, safety, and security, while reducing risk. Prior to joining symplr, Julie served in a senior role at ProviderTrust, a leading SaaS provider credentialing company. Previously, she was Vice President of Sales at the National Healthcareer Association, a division of Ascend Learning, a SaaS healthcare credentialing company focused on allied health professionals. Julie received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Valparaiso University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lipscomb University.

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What is Vendor Credentialing? Your Complete Guide | symplr

By: Julie Walker
September 10th, 2019

Vendor credentialing is the process hospital administrators go through of vetting third-party suppliers and sales reps before purchasing items or services from them. It’s a key part of an administrator’s responsibility to ensure that rules and regulations are maintained, both for the protection of patients and a hospital’s resources. Vendor credentialing is typically managed by the organization’s supply chain department, and is driven by directors of supply chain or materials management. However, administrators of vendor credentialing can include many people within a facility - basically anyone responsible for managing access to the facility or maintaining relationships with vendors.  

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Vendor Credentialing & Data Security | symplr

By: Julie Walker
February 21st, 2019

 Chain-of-custody security is the forgotten champion of effective credentialing  We often hear about all the ways IT departments secure their data: with encryption, tokenization and vaults in both physical and virtual environments. Most people visualize these methods when they think of any data security.

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How Vendor Credentialing Mitigates Hospital Risk | symplr

By: Julie Walker
August 28th, 2018

Managing a hospital’s supply chain involves a whole lot more than ordering supplies. It encompasses managing the relationship with every entity that sells to you or has a material influence on your organization.

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How to Streamline Your Vendor Credentialing Process | symplr

By: Julie Walker
August 17th, 2018

A comprehensive vendor credentialing program can be a hospital or healthcare organization’s best defense against potential liability and litigation, while ensuring quality control and cost-containment.  Unfortunately for the healthcare supply chain, trying to tie together all the elements of compliance can feel like an unending, time-consuming  cycle  of paperwork and frustration.  We have found that a highly-organized system is the best approach. 

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6 Reasons Vendor Credentialing Is On the Rise | symplr

By: Julie Walker
August 2nd, 2017

In a healthcare setting, credentialing is a top priority for physicians to go through. However, there is another kind of credentialing that is growing more popular as governing bodies and organizations put pressure on hospitals to protect themselves from potential risks. Hospital vendor credentialing is a key component in ensuring hospital administrators have a grasp on the activities occurring in their hospitals.

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Visitor Management Improves Hospital Safety & Security | symplr

By: Julie Walker
July 22nd, 2016

It goes without saying that medical hospitals are busy places. Patients, physicians, employees, volunteers, and vendors alone translate to thousands of people every day – add visitors to the mix, and the total number rises by thousands or even tens of thousands every month.

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