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Interoffice networking, for productivity and comradeship

Credentialing Resource Center Insider, April 23, 2009

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Unless you work in a very small organization, chances are the data you use in the medical staff services department overlaps with other departments. Even information like a practitioner’s start date can be used by the human resources department to schedule photos for hospital ID badges. You may be involved in more complex projects such as tracking number of procedures performed with the billing department. That’s not to mention the numerous ways a practitioner’s focused professional practice evaluation and ongoing professional practice evaluation data may overlap with the quality department’s work.

Whichever department you find yourself working with in the hospital, it’s easier to accomplish tasks when you know the person with whom you’re working. As filled as your schedule may be, taking some time out every now and then to get to know your co-workers may help you save time on projects down the road, and may build new friendships.

The following are some simple ways to stay up to date on your interoffice networking:

  • If you keep a paper list of phone numbers pinned above your desk, make sure you have the most updated version that lists current employees
  • When a new employee joins an office you work closely with, send an email welcoming them to the organization
  • Don’t limit yourself to email correspondences with those who work in your building. When possible, drop by their office to ask a question in person

Do you have other techniques for interoffice networking? Email them to eberry@hcpro.com and we’ll share them in next week’s issue.

Sincerely,
Emily Berry
Associate Editor



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