To begin our online conversation, we are establishing an Executive Director Blog designed to inform, educate, and engage the credentialing community, and to offer the opportunity for feedback and idea-sharing.
I plan to interview interesting people, including our current members, leaders from potential partner organizations, and others with a stake in improving patient care through standardization. There may also be some “tales from the trenches” that will allow us to visit credentialing challenges from a real-world perspective and gauge their impact on patient care.
Our inaugural interview will be a chat with Jane Pleasants, CEO of Strategic Marketplace Initiative, a nonprofit organization working to improve the healthcare supply chain. Jane has some powerful and interesting things to say about her professional experiences and what we can all learn from them to help our own efforts.
This new blog requires some rules of the road that you need to be aware of, and I encourage you to review them. In general, we welcome respectful comments and diverse views, and we encourage your relevant, professional participation. There is great benefit in sharing ideas, solutions, opinions, challenges, and experience when the sharer’s intent is to add value to the discussion.
I’m looking forward to this ongoing and fruitful conversation with you all. If you have thoughts on topics or people to include in this blog, please let me know or include them in the comments. Until next time, please help spread the word about C4UHC and our healthcare credentialing mission whenever appropriate.