5 Ways Medical Credentialing Can Help Protect Brand Reputation

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In the heath care industry, physicians are expected, and in some cases required, to report peers who are underperforming, impaired or are deemed too incompetent to provide sufficient medical care. In addition to proper credentialing and background screening, this self-reporting policy is a fundamental way for hospitals to maintain a high quality of patient care. […]

Simple Ways to Mitigate Negligent Credentialing Risks with Background Checks

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Many hospitals and health care organizations follow the standards laid out by The Joint Commission and/or other industry standards while credentialing physicians who wish to practice in their facility. However, credentialing a candidate simply by checking medical licenses and verifying their education and work history may not be enough. Hospitals and health care organizations can […]

4 Best Practices to Mitigate the Risk of Negligent Credentialing

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Negligent credentialing lawsuits are the latest risks some hospitals must now contend with, according to a recent article by the Society for Human Resource Management. Earlier this year, the Utah High Court reached a decision allowing hospitals to be held culpable for negligent credentialing in medical negligence lawsuits. Under certain state laws a hospital must […]