SkillSurvey’s Digital Peer Referencing Integration Available with symplr’s Cactus Provider Management Platform

Integration Speeds Peer Referencing, Delivering Responses in Just Days

BERWYN, PA – May 29, 2019 – Digital peer referencing from SkillSurvey® is now fully available to joint customers through an integration with symplr’s® Cactus Provider Management Platform following a successful beta period. symplr® is a leading provider of software as a service (SaaS) based healthcare governance, risk management and compliance solutions. The integration, which can be up and running in just a few weeks, allows Cactus users to enter applicants and references within symplr’s platform and then provides efficient digital peer referencing from SkillSurvey, which typically delivers feedback from providers’ peer references in less than three days.

“SkillSurvey has done it again! It has taken the peer reference experience to another level. They already made our process easier through digitalization and instant accessibility, which reduces staff time spent preparing and sending references and affiliations. Now, they have integrated this magnificent technology with symplr, automating the entire peer referencing process. It not only sends reminders to peers who have not responded, it will also flag the reference if appropriate. Also, once the reference is completed, it is automatically loaded into symplr’s Cactus Provider Management Credentialing completing the process quickly and seamlessly,” said Barbara Prats, Manager, BH CVO, BayState Health, SkillSurvey user and beta tester.


“Peer referencing is the most manually intensive part of the credentialing process, and often the slowest moving. Integrating digital peer referencing enhances the process for both credentialing teams and third-party responders through an instantly accessible, digital questionnaire. With the SkillSurvey integration, all of the data flows between the systems, which improves data accuracy and makes it easier for teams to conduct verifications,” said Amie Teske, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Provider Management at symplr.  


“The benefits of digital peer referencing are catching on and we’re seeing triple-digit growth in use of SkillSurvey’s solution,” said Steve Heister, SkillSurvey’s GM of Credentialing Solutions & Chief Product Officer. “Digitizing and integrating the peer referencing process is one of the best ways organizations can significantly reduce staff onboarding time to get much-needed healthcare professionals seeing patients sooner. Ultimately, it improves an organizations’ bottom line.”


The SkillSurvey and symplr integration automates the entire peer referencing process. Clients can implement their own organization’s questionnaires or take advantage of best practice forms developed by the SkillSurvey team. SkillSurvey automatically sends reminders to peers who have not responded, and responses can be automatically flagged as requiring closer evaluation when appropriate. Once forms are completed and signed electronically by physicians and other peer responders, data is automatically loaded into the Cactus Provider Management system to fulfill credentialing requirements quickly and seamlessly.

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About SkillSurvey®

SkillSurvey applies the science of human behavior and smart technology to create a fuller picture of the people our customers engage. SkillSurvey solutions help employers save time and money, grow revenues, and bring the right employees onboard faster; and help students and higher education institutions gain insight about competence and career readiness. SkillSurvey’s digital peer referencing solution helps healthcare organizations onboard skilled practitioners faster. More than 1,000 leading healthcare organizations including hospitals, ambulatory, long-term care, psychiatric, home health and others are using SkillSurvey reference checking and peer referencing solutions. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.


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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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