According to the 2013 Hospital Vendor & Visitor Access Control Survey conducted by Health Facilities Management and Hospitals and Health Networksmagazines, 86% of hospitals and health systems have a formal vendor credentialing program in place.
Of the 14% of respondents without a formal program, over a third said they were likely to implement one within the next year. A majority of the facilities, 72%, rely on a third-party application such as the ReptraxTM vendor credentialing system.
When asked about their primary motivation behind implementing a vendor credentialing program in their hospital, 63% indicated compliance with the Joint Commission [TJC] and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]. “Safer environment” was also a significant motivation.
IntelliCentrics, the provider of Reptrax, is currently helping close to 6,000 healthcare facilities address their regulatory requirements and provide a safer environment for their patients, staff and visitors. If your facility is interested in more information, please contact us at events cost an average hospital over $5.1 million per year!  Can your hospital afford not to have a credentialing program?  Click here to download our white paper to learn more about the cost of not credentialing.

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