Credentialing & Privileging

Q & A: Medversant speaks about its role in Washington’s credentialing database

Credentialing Resource Center Insider, June 10, 2010

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The credentialing conversation is moving in a new direction in Washington State where Senate Bill 5346 (SB 5346) is building the foundation for a state-wide credentialing database. Briefings on Credentialing profiled the bill in the July issue (available online at www.CredentialingResourceCenter.com).

Medversant Technologies, LLC is the company developing the credentialing database. Matt Haddad, president and CEO of Medversant explains more about his company’s role:

Q: Why did you decide to become involved in the implementation of SB 5346?

A: We became aware of the [request for proposal] in 2009 and determined we had the technologies and capabilities to meet the state’s needs.


Q: How would you describe your current state of progress in developing the state-wide credentialing database?

A: The compliance date [is the] end of 2010, and we expect to be live with the collection database and interface shortly.


Q: What are some of the most helpful comments you’ve received from hospitals and medical staff services professionals who will use the database?

A: There were many comments expressing the need for accurate verified data as well as data that is truly interoperable with legacy systems. I believe we have created exactly what the market has demanded.

Q: When do you think the database will be up and running? What’s your time frame?

A: We are finished with development and most of the customization requirements and should be ready to deploy shortly. Deployment is being coordinated with different state related organizations and public awareness campaigns. We have not been given an exact date for launch as of yet.



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