“Hospitals have a duty to their patients to know who is entering their facilities and why they are there, both to prevent infections as well as to improve safety and security,” says Mike Sheehan, CEO of IntelliCentrics. But what is the best way to do this?
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, countless numbers of people from vendors to volunteers enter and exit hospitals each day, and patients may come into contact with any of them.
Through its 5 Rings Award program, IntelliCentrics has identified five hospitals that are leading the way in creating a culture of vigilance. The five winning hospitals were selected from the more than 4,500 hospitals that use IntelliCentrics’ Reptrax™ vendor credentialing service as part of their ongoing security and regulatory compliance efforts:

Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Ellis Hospital operated by Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, New York
LDS Hospital operated by Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah
Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
University of Cincinnati Medical Center operated by UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hospitals were ranked based on: volume of visitors, percentage of visitors who complied with hospital credentialing requirements; ongoing improvement to compliance scores; steps taken to educate staff about policy enforcement; and regular communications with vendors about expectations.
Sheehan explains, “We hope that these hospital winners will serve as role models for other hospitals as they take steps to improve safety and compliance.” In this case, following the leaders can help healthcare facilities establish best practices and determine the things they need do to make their hospitals and clinics safer.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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