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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.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines Create Need for New, Standardized Credentialing Model to Speed Distribution

2022-01-13T16:05:51-05:0001/13/2022|C4UHC, Carin Alliance, Cerner, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., COVID-19, Credentialing Standards, Epic Healthcare, Global Standards, Healthcare Efficiency, Healthcare IT News, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, National Standards, Patient Care, Patients, Salesforce, Suppliers, Vaccine Credential Initiative|

Similar to the C4UHC's mission and approach, the Vaccine Credential Initiative aims to find a faster, more efficient approach to the coordination and record-keeping required by the national push for COVID vaccines.

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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