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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.

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.

Improving Technology for Fundamental Healthcare Operations Such as Credentialing Can Reduce Employee Burnout

2022-06-06T16:44:45-04:0005/13/2022|C4UHC, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Credentialing Standards, Healthcare Efficiency|

COVID-19 only intensified the burnout healthcare employees were already feeling in all aspects of their jobs from patient care to administrative requirements for key functions such as vendor credentialing for healthcare providers and medical suppliers.

Standardizing Vendor Credentialing for Healthcare Providers and Suppliers Saves Time and Money

2022-06-06T16:44:54-04:0003/15/2022|AdvaMed, ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare, C4UHC, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Credentialing Standards, Global Standards, Healthcare Efficiency, National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA), National Standards, Patient Safety, Providers, Suppliers|

There should be no debate about the benefits of standardizing vendor credentialing for healthcare providers and suppliers. C4UHC supporter AdvaMed recently shared numbers on what vendor credentialing costs the healthcare industry, and they exceed $800 million.

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