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Executive Director Blog: Mike Schiller Shares his Supply Chain Expertise

2022-11-09T20:45:03-05:0011/09/2022|Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), C4UHC News, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Mike Schiller, Providers, Sharon Gleason, Suppliers|

The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM), a professional management group of the American Hospital Association, recognized the value of having a subject matter expert on staff who resembles their members and can relate directly to member work environments and challenges. Michael Schiller, Senior Director, Supply Chain at AHRMM, was interviewed by Sharon Gleason, C4UHC Executive Director, in this post.

The Joint Commission Aims to Improve Patient Care by Eliminating Redundant Quality Standards — Fierce Healthcare

2022-10-24T11:40:48-04:0010/24/2022|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., COVID-19, Redundant Standards, The Joint Commission|

To help reduce healthcare centers’ time and effort necessary to comply with quality standards, The Joint Commission is currently reviewing which standards should be “permanently retired” once the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, reports Fierce Healthcare.

C4UHC Mission to Standardize Healthcare Vendor Credentialing Recognized by NMS Health

2022-09-27T14:06:53-04:0009/27/2022|ANSI Standards, C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., NMS Health, Vendor Credentialing|

We’re proud to share that the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing (C4UHC)’s mission to establish the ANSI Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare is featured in the article “Vendor Credentialing: Best Practices and Guide” on NMS Health’s The Occupational Blog.

COVID Prompts New Standards Around PPE and Wellness Screenings for Medical Supplier Representatives Visiting Healthcare Facilities

2022-09-06T07:20:04-04:0009/06/2022|American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ANSI Standards, C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., COVID-19, Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Providers, Suppliers, Vendor Credentialing, Vendor Credentialing Organizations (VCO)|

COVID-19 impacted every function and protocol of the U.S. medical industry as it struggled in the early days of the pandemic to procure personal protective equipment (PPE) and administer wellness screenings for all visitors. C4UHC and healthcare vendors, providers, regulators, accreditors, trade associations, VCOs, and other stakeholders met to address some of the issues by updating the ANSI/NEMA SC1–American National Standard.

How Can the Healthcare Industry Streamline Vendor Credentialing?

2022-09-01T14:46:37-04:0007/27/2022|Abiomed, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ANSI Standards, C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., HCIR Credentialing, Patient Care, Suppliers, Vendor Credentialing|

Vendor credentialing requirements at healthcare facilities shouldn’t be so difficult. That’s what Jim Ziegra, HCIR Credentialing Manager at Abiomed, wants healthcare facilities to know about the often cumbersome validation processes that take up valuable time for both hospital staff and medical supplier representatives.

Executive Director Blog: Conversation with Jane Pleasants from SMI

2022-07-11T20:28:12-04:0007/11/2022|C4UHC News, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Healthcare Supply Chain, Jane Pleasants, Sharon Gleason, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)|

Sharon Gleason, C4UHC Executive Director, invited Jane Pleasants, Executive Director of Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), to be her first blog guest. In this second post in our Executive Director Blog series, she asked Ms. Pleasants about her wealth of healthcare supply chain experience and the lessons learned during her career.

Sharon Gleason – Introducing Myself and Our New Blog

2022-06-08T10:40:27-04:0006/08/2022|C4UHC News, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Healthcare Supply Chain, Jane Pleasants, Sharon Gleason, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)|

C4UHC's new Blog offers interviews conducted by our Executive Director, Sharon Gleason, with healthcare credentialing community members like Jane Pleasants, CEO of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative, who is featured in her inaugural post.

Understanding the Legal Implications of the Hospital Vendor Credentialing Process

2022-06-06T16:44:33-04:0006/01/2022|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., COVID Screening, IntelliCentrics, Legal Action, Patient Safety, Vendor Credentialing|

Although vendors rarely come into direct contact with patients, healthcare facilities that lack a rigorous vendor credentialing process—such as one supported by the C4UHC—can be vulnerable to legal action according to a recent blog post from IntelliCentrics.

Creating System-Wide Efficiencies Yields Better Healthcare

2022-01-06T10:00:43-05:0001/06/2022|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Credentialing Standards, Global Standards, Healthcare Efficiency, National Standards, Patient Care, Patients, Suppliers|

Inefficiencies in our medical facilities silently rob patients of quality care during “normal times.” According to Fortune, COVID reminded us all that patients and professionals, not numbers, should always be our top priorities.

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