Five Webinars about Healthcare Provider Services Challenges and Solutions
September 10, 2018
Like many other areas of healthcare, managing providers has challenges and responsibilities that can seriously affect the financial viability of an organization. Verity, a HealthStream Company, delivers enterprise-class solutions to transform the healthcare provider experience for healthcare organizations and their medical staffs. Depth of experience and subject matter expertise have led the organization to be one of the leading credentialing, enrollment, and privileging companies in the United States. The five webinars below demonstrate Verity’s commitment to improving performance in this important area of healthcare.
Dreaming of a One-Stop Validation Solution for Providers AND Your Entire Workforce?
The journey of provider and workforce data in today’s healthcare organization ventures down many incongruent paths toward several disparate departments, each ironically lending support to one another. Within this structure lies ambiguity and redundancy, oftentimes centering on the question of which department has secured the most accurate data. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a centralized, single source-of-truth for verified and automatically-updated provider and workforce data?
Disaster Learnings: 2017 North Bay Fire and the closure of the Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center
The Tubbs Fire was the most destructive wildfire in California history, burning parts of Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties in Northern California during October 2017, and affecting the city of Santa Rosa the most. It was one of more than a dozen large fires that broke out in early October and were simultaneously burning in eight Northern California counties in what was called the "Northern California firestorm.” The Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical center was urgently evacuated and closed for 17 days, impacting regional operations. Please join us for a discussion about the credentialing processes used for disaster and locum tenens privileging and physician traveler coverage.
2018 Annual Report on Medical Staff Credentialing: Industry Insight Webinar
In late 2017, Verity, A HealthStream Company conducted a survey of healthcare organizations that perform credentialing. We released the findings in this overview and compared them with the 2017 results. Survey findings answer the following questions:
- What initiatives are most important to credentialing professionals?
- What barriers did the survey respondents cite as the most likely to impede progress on working on important initiatives?
- What initiatives have been fully or partially achieved and which are lagging behind?
- Percentage of organizations that have standardized their privileges.
- How do organizations send applications to providers? (email, link, paper)
- How long does it take the credentialing department to complete primary source verification?
Strategies and Methods to Accelerate Reimbursement
Healthcare organization leaders are looking for solutions to accelerate revenue. So where do you sit at the decision-making table for your organization? As credentialing/onboarding Subject Matter Experts who have accountabilities in a medical staff office, medical group, and/or payer enrollment you have an opportunity to contribute to your organization’s success. You play a crucial role in onboarding providers who drive revenue for your organization as well as ensure quality patient care. Automation, methods to achieve automation and communication in the form of provider directories and outcome metrics are often identified as solutions. The bigger question is how do you achieve automation, and what foundational strategies need to be in place to optimize automation, and processes to ensure success? Listen to a conversation about strategies which will provide best practices and opportunities that you can put in place to accelerate revenue for your organization.
Best Practices for Managing and Using Credentialing Data: Industry Insight Webinar
The days when credentialing professionals did "rough estimates" of their credentialing data are long over. Organizations now demand precise data that is used by various components of the organization. We know that credentialing data is used to manage credentialing operations and staffing. Never has this data been more important! Planning is necessary in order to assure the accuracy of data that will be used to elevate your operations and deploy the data to additional software applications. The focus of this webinar is on careful planning for data, including:
- Establishing a data governance committee to guide what data is captured in the credentialing database and how it will be used.
- Gathering data and reporting on it to support credentialing operations.
- The importance of establishing industry standards on how credentialing metrics are defined - otherwise, there can be no benchmarks.