Medical Staff

  • Home
    • » Medical Staff Main Page
Medical Staff

Medical Staff

HCPro, Inc., and its sister company, The Greeley Company, offer real-world solutions to meet the challenges of the evolving medical staff by offering expert advice to comply with regulations, ensure physician competence, and achieve high-quality care.

Medical Staff Headlines

Top Stories

  • Hospital services prices spike

    After months that saw small increases and even decreases, the Consumer Price Index for hospital services rose 2% in October, which was the highest month-over-month increase of the year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inpatient hospital prices grew 2.3%, compared to outpatient services, which grew 1.7%.

  • Excessive operating room foot traffic could increase infection risks

    A study of nearly 200 hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries found that on average the doors to the operating room were opened every 2.5 minutes and remained opened for a total of 9.6 minutes. In 77 cases, the doors were open long enough to compromise the operating rooms’ positive pressure systems, which prevent airborne contaminants from adjacent hallways and rooms from entering.

  • Heard this week

    “Physicians must be leaders… We must turn the tide for people who currently suffer and for those who are at risk in the future.”

    - AMA President Steven J. Stack, MD, discusses combating the growing problem of opioid abuse at the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting.

  • Editor's note

    Dear readers,

    In observance of Thanksgiving, Medical Staff Leader Insider won’t be published next Thursday. The next edition will arrive in your inbox on December 3.

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

  • Overcome physician apathy

    In many hospitals, there are simply too few incentives, too little personal satisfaction, and not enough spare time and extra money to be made to readily induce physicians into leadership and administrative roles. To overcome these barriers to entry, the medical staff organization must have an aggressive and proactive approach to the recruitment of physician leaders.

  • Avoid unproductive meetings

    Organizations are drowning in unproductive meetings, according to author Al Pittampalli in an article for Harvard Business Review. Often it is difficult to distinguish the worthwhile ones from the worthless due to vague language that hides a meeting’s true purpose. Often what we consider a meeting could be renamed as conversations or group work sessions.

Credentialing Resource Center Blog


  • Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

     The 2015 Credentialing Resource Center Symposium will deliver comprehensive credentialing, privileging, and competency education in an innovative, engaging learning environment:

    • We’ve partnered with the industry’s top educators to create an education experience that encourages discussion and collaborative problem-solving amongst speakers and attendees
    • Forget about canned presentations. We’ve created an agenda that ensures each presentation builds on the one before. Medical staff professionals and physician leaders will walk away with a complete understanding of the credentialing, privileging, and competence assessment process.
    • Medical staff services professionals and physician leaders will work together to apply the best practices shared by the speakers to their own organizations to make tangible improvements

    The CRC Symposium is the result of more than 20 years of best-in-class medical staff education and training!

    The 2015 CRC Symposium delivers two days of engaging education and training taught by leading credentialing and medical staff experts. MSPs and physician leaders will focus on building and fostering collaboration for more effective medical staff. In-depth sessions and inspiring keynotes will address a spectrum of topics from credentialing and peer review in the outpatient world and handling disruptive physician behavior, to your role in the emerging medical staff model, the place for APRNs and PAs on the care team, and so much more.

    Click here for more information or to register!