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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.
Reporting and statistics are necessary to ensure we’re achieving our top potential, both personally and professionally. As professionals, we use various tools daily to assess performance, stay on track, and make educated decisions about the future. The ability to track and trend indicators is enhanced when accurate data is being documented in real time. Reports are key tools that present and illustrate your data. Once you’ve determined which reports are necessary, it’s imperative that you can trust the numbers and accuracy of the data you’re receiving.
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Last time I discussed the concept of interoperability and its benefits. Today I’ll share my views on the ways interoperability benefits the stakeholders in the healthcare process.
Lack of Interoperability wastes valuable resources
The Background Hospitals started implementing event reporting policies earlier than the 1990s, but the main focus on medical errors in the American healthcare system during the ’90s led to a surge in mandatory reporting systems. Namely, in 1991, a landmark study documented medical errors in 30,000 hospital discharges in New York.[i]
A shared service is not a new idea, but a spreading concept in healthcare, which provides benefits across the entire organization. The theory behind a shared service is identifying those functions or departments that are repeated at multiple facilities and consolidating them into one central location. It is commonplace for Information Technology (IT) and Human Resources (HR) to be centralized, not only because of the benefits, because it is acknowledged as the most effective way to execute these areas of service.