Correct me if I’m wrong – You can’t just hand anyone a stethoscope and a clipboard and call them a doctor. Credentials are the backbone of any clinical profession, but keeping them organized can, at times, be problematic. Maybe you’re trying to keep track of them all on physical documents stashed in a drawer somewhere, or maybe your files are digital, but they’re difficult to sort through and navigate. Either way, you could maybe use a little help.
Enterprise content management (ECM) solutions will let you organize your medical credentialing process so you can clearly see the state of all of your physician and staff credentials. There’s two ways to implement an ECM medical solution – If you don’t already have an electronic credentialing process, ECM can manage the entire process for you. However, if you would like to leverage the healthcare administration system you already have in place, you can integrate an ECM solution with your existing program.
Credentials management with an ECM solution will give new life to your day-to-day activities. Here are a few benefits:
You will have access to full reports so you can quickly make sure you have everyone’s information, and you’ll be notified if anything is missing.
If your office staffs clinicians with different specialties or from other states, you can use the platform to organize and manage any different requirements for those as well. An ECM lets you respond to requests for credentials from your mobile device. All of these tools combined will increase the accuracy of your physician and staff credentialing process while also saving you a lot of time.
If you choose to integrate your ECM solution with your current credentialing software, you have the option to only incorporate a couple modules or to use a whole API. Regardless, the goal is to leverage the value of your existing program in the way that best complements your ECM. The ECM should have the flexibility you need to provide your hospital with a solution that fits your unique requirements.
Your favorite part of your job probably isn’t sorting through files trying to find various pieces of information. Your credentialing process doesn’t have to be difficult to manage. More and more technology is becoming available to make your work day a bit easier. It doesn’t hurt anything to do some research and find out what your job could be like with ECM.
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