Brian Betner Outlines Peer Review Benefits, Challenges In symplr Webcast

HOUSTON - MARCH 8, 2016symplr®, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced their upcoming webcast, “Getting the Lowdown on Peer Review: Understanding the Legal Significance, Benefits, and Challenges.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Provider Management, the webcast will air Wednesday, March 9 at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET. To register, visit

Peer review can be beneficial to a healthcare organization, yet the increasing industry focus on quality assessment and improvement has strained conventional approaches to it. In fact, many of the laws around peer review do not take into account the huge range of quality review activities that organizations are participating in today. In an ever-scrutinizing society and value-based world, quality review activities remain incredibly important for success. Therefore, an emphasis on quality and efficiency leads to an increased importance on knowing why and when to use recognized peer review principles when managing the "peer review” process.

Speaker Brian Betner is a shareholder with Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, which is the nation's largest law firm focused exclusively on the health care industry. He will break down the peer review process, outlining the challenges and solutions as well as the legal and confidentiality requirements every healthcare organization should be aware of.

“Peer review processes help our healthcare organizations continue their evolution of patient safety and quality care initiatives. When effectively implemented, utilized, and institutionalized, it lends to the ongoing efforts to refine healthcare delivery, provide the highest quality patient care and balance the challenges facing healthcare providers to manage the delivery of value based care,” said Patrick Birmingham, Senior Vice President and General Manager of symplr. “Brian Betner is an expert on peer review processes: what works, what is beneficial and areas in which we all could improve. In this webcast, he will help attendees better understand how peer review processes work and what legal significance they hold.”

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About Brian Betner

Brian Betner is a shareholder with Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, which is the nation's largest law firm focused exclusively on the health care industry. Betner’s practice is devoted entirely to health care matters and providing counsel to hospitals, medical staffs and physician groups with an emphasis on medical staff, clinical integration and compliance issues. He deals with all types of medical staff matters, including bylaws, medical staff governance and modernization, quality of care issues, corrective action, disruptive and impaired physicians and related credentialing matters. He is a Vice Chair of the Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association and regularly speaks on medical staff issues across the country for various organizations.

About symplr

Founded in 2006, symplr is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. For more information or to contact symplr, visit or (866) 373-9725.

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