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Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) and C4UHC Partner on Advocating for Adoption of ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 Standard

2024-02-16T09:46:05-05:0002/15/2024|ANSI Standards, ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare, C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)|

The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) and the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing, Inc. (C4UHC) are collaborating to promote the adoption of the ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare. 

Industry Survey Confirms Medical Rep Frustrations With Healthcare Credentialing Processes

2023-07-20T10:05:15-04:0007/20/2023|ANSI Standards, ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare, C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Ed.D., TGaS Advisors, Trinity Life Sciences|

In 2022, 90% of hospitals and clinics required credentials for medical industry representatives entering their facilities, according to NMS Health. Fulfilling these requirements costs millions of dollars and labor hours because most of those healthcare centers don’t adhere to one national set of vendor credentialing standards such as the ANSI NEMA SC-1 2020 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare.

C4UHC News Curation of Fierce Health Article: “What’s Holding Back Health IT Interoperability in 2023? ONC Has Some Thoughts”

2023-05-01T09:19:49-04:0005/01/2023|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc.|

A recent government report on medical providers’ progress in adopting electronic health records (EHR) reflects how establishing standards is a challenge throughout the healthcare ecosystem, not just in vendor credentialing of medical suppliers.

What We Can Learn From the Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI) and Its Credentialing Efforts in the Pharmaceutical Industry

2023-03-13T08:58:29-04:0003/13/2023|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), Healthcare Suppliers, Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI), Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Industry|

The Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI) is an incubator project of The Center for Supply Chain Studies working to achieve patient safety and credentialing goals for the entire pharmaceutical industry that will be familiar to C4UHC members.

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.

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