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Clinical Privileges

What are Clinical Privileges?

Clinical privileges are specific authorizations granted to healthcare practitioners, allowing them to perform certain clinical activities or procedures and provide specific patient care within a healthcare facility.

In what context are Clinical Privileges applicable?

A surgeon is granted clinical privileges to perform complex surgeries in a hospital, based on their training and experience.

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Frequently asked questions

Who should be given clinical privileges?
Clinical privileges should be granted based on the healthcare professional's education, training, experience, and demonstrated competence. The decision is typically made by a credentialing committee or medical staff, ensuring that individuals have the skills necessary to provide specific medical services.
How are clinical privileges determined?
Clinical privileges are determined through a rigorous process that assesses a healthcare professional's education, training, experience, and competence. Credentialing committees, medical staff, and healthcare organizations evaluate these factors to grant specific clinical privileges based on individual capabilities.
How can companies keep track of clinical privileges?
Companies can keep track of clinical privileges through a robust credentialing and privileging system that centralizes and updates provider information. This includes utilizing software solutions, maintaining accurate documentation, and conducting regular reviews to ensure healthcare professionals possess current and relevant privileges.
How can technology help with clinical privileges?
Technology can assist with clinical privileges by providing electronic credentialing platforms that streamline the application, review, and management of clinical privileges. Automated systems enhance efficiency, reduce paperwork, and ensure accurate tracking of healthcare professionals' privileges in healthcare operations.