Patient Safety

Executive Director Blog: Erin Bass of Dentons on Healthcare Credentialing and Employment Law

2023-12-05T12:23:03-05:0009/18/2023|ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2020 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare, C4UHC News, Center for Supply Chain Studies (CSCS), Comments ON, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Dentons, Discussion, Erin Bass, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Sharon Gleason, Standards, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)|

Erin Bass, a partner at Dentons, the largest law firm globally, discusses her role in advising employers across the United States on complying with a myriad of employment laws with C4UHC Executive Director, Sharon Gleason, Ed.D.

Executive Director Blog: Eric Berlin of Dentons Speaks About Medical Marijuana

2023-12-05T12:23:27-05:0005/30/2023|C4UHC News, Cannabis, Center for Supply Chain Studies (CSCS), Comments ON, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Dentons, Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Medical Marijuana, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Sharon Gleason, Standards, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)|

Eric Berlin, one of the leading cannabis lawyers in the U.S. with Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, says in his interview with C4UHC Executive Director, Sharon Gleason, Ed.D., hospitals and medical centers need to recognize the disruptive impact that legal cannabis is having on employee and vendor testing.

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.

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.

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

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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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