Sharon Gleason Jenkins, 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.
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.
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