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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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