Many medical staff use ‘boiler plate’ credentialing and privileging forms. These standard forms do not accurately reflect what a practitioner is qualified or competent to do. This may be a problem if a practitioner has an adverse outcome without documentation of current clinical competence through measurable performance criteria.
Accurately documenting what an individual is authorized and qualified to do is essential to avoid charges of corporate negligence and to assure that patients receive safe and effective care.
Dr. Jonathan Burroughs and our credentialing experts can look at your medical staff office procedures to make them more efficient, and assist your medical staff services professional to make the transition to a paperless system.
Last you may wish to address problematic privileging issues such as: low volume/no volume practitioners, potential impairments (including the aging process), the introduction of new privileges and new technology, and the interaction between employed and independent practitioners as part of your strategic medical staff development process.