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How to Choose the Right Healthcare Credentialing Software

All healthcare organisations are obligated to verify the credentials of every healthcare professional working within their organisation.

Historically, medical credentialing would be carried out using endless paper forms, spreadsheets, and emails. Manual credentialing was rarely the ideal credentialing solution, especially for larger organisations that rely heavily on resources, as this creates bottlenecks and leaves the organisation open to the risk of having uncredentialed healthcare providers delivering patient care.

But now, technology has opened the door to other solutions. More and more organisations are exploring medical credentialing software like Credentially, to help with credentialing management as well as improving the speed and accuracy of their credentialing process.

This article outlines how healthcare credentialing software works and details the types of tasks that the best software can perform.

What is medical credentialing software?

There are a limited number of credentialing software that have been designed by medical credentialing experts. Most software solutions tend to be more generic software solutions.

Those solutions that are tailored for healthcare credentialing will not only support the credentialing process, acting as credentialing management software. However, they also have the capacity to upgrade the entire credentialing infrastructure, making it more efficient, more accurate, and less resource reliant.

Credentially are pretty unique in the healthcare credentialing software market right now because our platform for designed specifically for healthcare credentialing, by experts in the healthcare industry.

This industry knowledge is vital because the right healthcare credentialing software can completely transform a credentialing department and the work-life of credentialing staff. That makes credentialing more proactive and less reactive.

 

Why Credentialing Is Becoming Increasingly Important

Credentialing is essential for healthcare organisations to ensure providers are properly licensed and can provide reliable healthcare.

Healthcare organisations and are recognising that they must change to be more flexible in how they deliver different services, whilst maintaining the quality of patient care. Less-urgent or resource-heavy health care services are being moved out of hospitals when they can be done as well or better in other settings. This will add an additional burden on credentialing requiring teams to quickly credential healthcare providers in a wide range of healthcare locations.

However, on the flip-side of this more flexible approach to providing healthcare, quality of healthcare and patient safety remains a primary objective, with regulations becoming more demanding.

To support healthcare providers and credentialing teams, they could partner with a credentialing service, but with the need for credentialing increasing to meet the demand for more flexibility, the cost would scale accordingly. 

 

How Credentialing Software improves the credentialing process

The best credentialing software allows teams to store information and credentialing processes, making them easier and more efficient. 

Specialised credentialing software can do the following:

 

How to Choose the Right Credentialing Software for Your Organisation

Before discussing the criteria you should employ to identify the right credentialing software for your healthcare facility or organisation, it is worth exploring if you have a current or near-future requirement for a credentialing platform. Here are some questions to ask as you investigate your options for credentialing software:

Modern Features to Look for in Credentialing Software

There are a number of generic credentialing software platforms that cover some of the basic requirements. However, they are not specifically crafted to serve the needs of medical credentialing departments. 

We are going to focus on the specific attributes, found with industry-specific software, which can make a healthcare organisation’s credentialing process - and other operations - more effective and efficient.

Serious credentialing software should also do the following:

How many of these processes above does your current compliance software provide you? Food for thought.

Takeaways

Credentialing is an essential but time-consuming process that healthcare organisations and facilities have to invest in to meet their regulatory obligations. Manual credentialing, which most organisations have utilised at present, is resource-heavy and has the potential to cause bottlenecks leading to fulfillment issues. 

With patient care, the primary focus, the ability to quickly and efficiently verify the credentials of staff is important, but equally important is the department's capacity to remain compliant while constantly re-credentialing existing medical staff. Too often, lapses occur.

Most software platforms offer some of the features you would want from your credentialing platform, but they suffer from being a general solution for multiple industries. A better solution is to engage with a specialised medical credentialing software provider, which has been designed with the industry in mind.

You should expect software that provides a secure cloud server to store data in one place. Software connected to DRB platforms and other data providers should be compulsory, as should automated verification processes like reminders. 

Finally, you should expect a personalised dashboard that allows you to manage your current resources and have real-time insights into the state of current credentialing to be able to forecast and plan resources. 

About Credentially

As a bespoke medical credentialing software, we work with healthcare providers and recruiters, saving them time and money by automating sign-up credentialing and compliance.

We offer our clients many of the features outlined above, as well as a number of others. But rather than focusing on features and how they benefit credentialing, one of the key components to our success to date has been the focus on customer support. 

We have clients set up, onboarded, and trained in weeks, with our team on hand to facilitate adoption. Here is what a current client recently said about us:

“My favourite thing about Credentially is how customisable it is, so you can make sure it meets our specific requirements. The customer service is absolutely brilliant - our questions always get a really quick response, and if we have any issues our account manager is always really responsive and receptive and works with the dev team to make it fit our needs.”

For a no-obligation walk-through or an informal chat, speak to our Credentially team today.

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“No system to ensure all staff have full pre-employment checks completed”
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“Failure to deploy adequate numbers of suitably qualified staff”
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“No system in place to review and communicate role-specific training or policies to staff”

Are you CQC ready?

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1. Do you think there is there a link between staffing and the ability to deliver safe, effective services?
2. Do you have any digital tools, such as online staff management, that can help get the right people on duty at the right time?
3. Can you automate key aspects of employee onboarding to ensure the right mix of skills is available within your teams?
4. Can you evidence documents, DBS checks, right to work checks, certifications, training records, policies and reporting for CQC inspectors?
5. Is all your documentation regularly kept up to date?
6. Do your staff understand their responsibilities and how well can they link their work back to current guidelines and best practices?
7. Can you evidence that policies are communicated to staff and they are read and understood?
8. Do you have a digital document management system in place to ‘send and sign’ new or amended policies or documents to staff?
9. Do you record staff training and development that you can show CQC inspectors?
10. Can you provide clear evidence of how you are developing and improving your services?

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