One of the key responsibilities healthcare facilities assume is stopping the spread of infectious diseases. Patients in hospitals and other healthcare settings are often contagious and can spread disease to unimmunized people.
Other patients in the facility are highly susceptible and vulnerable to infectious diseases. For instance, a healthy adult will most likely survive a case of seasonal influenza, where a patient with a compromised immune system may not.

Hospitals are tasked with determining what immunizations are required to enter specific areas of the facility (e.g., invasive labs, patient care areas, pharmacy, etc.). It can be a challenge to balance the need of the hospital visitor with the necessity of keeping the facility safe. Who should be required to have a pertussis shot? Should all healthcare personnel be required to have a flu shot? Healthcare leaders don’t have to make these decisions in the dark.
Our ReptraxTM vendor credentialing system is being used by over 5,000 facilities in all 50 states, and IntelliCentrics is able to gather and share “best practices” for credentialing. Though each hospital determines its own credential requirements, the Reptrax system provides facilities with Community Percentages, the percentage of Reptrax facilities nationally that require a specific credential based on the areas of a hospital visited by a rep and the type of job the rep performs. Hospitals can use this information as a benchmark when setting their own credentials.
We have seen a rise in Community Percentages as more hospitals are reevaluating and resetting their credentials based on these shared best practices. Sixteen of our 25 credentials have shown a marked increase. For instance, more hospitals than ever before are requiring immunizations for healthcare personnel who visit patient care areas. This signals a growing acknowledgment of the important role vendor credentialing plays in keeping facilities safe.
Learn how LDS Hospital – Intermountain Healthcare, Ellis Hospital and The Nebraska Medical Center utilized vendor credentialing to improve patient safety. Click here to download these case studies.


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