Healthcare Credentialing

What We Can Learn From the Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI) and Its Credentialing Efforts in the Pharmaceutical Industry

2023-03-13T08:58:29-04:0003/13/2023|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), Healthcare Suppliers, Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI), Patient Safety, Pharmaceutical Industry|

The Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI) is an incubator project of The Center for Supply Chain Studies working to achieve patient safety and credentialing goals for the entire pharmaceutical industry that will be familiar to C4UHC members.

Executive Director Blog: Terry Chang of AdvaMed and His Advocacy for Standardized Healthcare Vendor Credentialing

2023-02-27T14:16:05-05:0002/27/2023|C4UHC News, Comments ON, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Sharon Gleason, Suppliers|

In a February 2023 conversation with Terry Chang, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, and Director of Legal & Medical Affairs at AdvaMed, I asked him about his support for the trade association’s Health Care Industry Representative (HCIR) Credentialing Working Group, why the issue is important and what are the biggest opportunities for universal credentialing by accredited standards.

Executive Director Blog: The Need to Improve the Healthcare Ecosystem, Advance the Technological Infrastructure and Interoperability

2023-01-04T08:57:38-05:0001/03/2023|C4UHC News, Comments ON, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., Discussion, Executive Director, Executive Director Blog, Sharon Gleason, Suppliers|

In a December 2022 conversation with O.R. Trax CEO and co-Founder, Abram Liverio, C4UHC Executive Director Sharon Gleason Jenkins asked him about his experience with credentialing, developing a company and improving the healthcare ecosystem.

Executive Director Blog: Mike Schiller Shares his Supply Chain Expertise

2023-01-04T10:48:13-05:0011/09/2022|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 Jenkins, C4UHC Executive Director, in this post.

The Joint Commission Aims to Improve Patient Care by Eliminating Redundant Quality Standards — Fierce Healthcare

2022-10-24T11:40:48-04:0010/24/2022|C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., COVID-19, Redundant Standards, The Joint Commission|

To help reduce healthcare centers’ time and effort necessary to comply with quality standards, The Joint Commission is currently reviewing which standards should be “permanently retired” once the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, reports Fierce Healthcare.

C4UHC Mission to Standardize Healthcare Vendor Credentialing Recognized by NMS Health

2022-09-27T14:06:53-04:0009/27/2022|ANSI Standards, C4UHC, C4UHC News, Comments OFF, Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing Inc., NMS Health, Vendor Credentialing|

We’re proud to share that the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing (C4UHC)’s mission to establish the ANSI Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare is featured in the article “Vendor Credentialing: Best Practices and Guide” on NMS Health’s The Occupational Blog.

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.

Executive Director Blog: Conversation with Jane Pleasants from SMI

2023-01-04T10:49:05-05:0007/11/2022|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 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.

Sharon Gleason Jenkins – Introducing Myself and Our New Blog

2022-12-28T12:11:49-05:0006/08/2022|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.

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