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How Can the Healthcare Industry Streamline Vendor Credentialing?

2022-07-27T10:54:24-04:0007/27/2022|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.

Executive Director Blog: Conversation with Jane Pleasants from SMI

2022-07-11T20:28:12-04:0007/11/2022|C4UHC News, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Healthcare Supply Chain, Jane Pleasants, Sharon Gleason, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)|

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.

Sharon Gleason – Introducing Myself and Our New Blog

2022-06-08T10:40:27-04:0006/08/2022|C4UHC News, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Healthcare Supply Chain, Jane Pleasants, Sharon Gleason, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)|

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.

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.

Improving Technology for Fundamental Healthcare Operations Such as Credentialing Can Reduce Employee Burnout

2022-06-06T16:44:45-04:0005/13/2022|C4UHC, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Credentialing Standards, Healthcare Efficiency|

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.

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.

Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing, Inc. (C4UHC) Website Produced by the Consortium and Mitra Creative Wins 2021 MarCom Gold Award

2021-12-02T09:56:18-05:0012/02/2021|2021 Gold MarCom Award, C4UHC, C4UHC Announcements, C4UHC Branding, C4UHC News, C4UHC Website, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., MarCom Awards, Mitra Creative|

The new website and refreshed brand for the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing, Inc. (C4UHC) won a 2021 Gold MarCom Award, received by Mitra Creative, Inc., which produced the new site and brand identity in collaboration with C4UHC's team.

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