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  • Benefits of Participation for Mentors and Mentees

    Jodi A. Schirling, CPMSM, director of medical and professional staff services for Nemours Children's Health System, says physician satisfaction efforts should begin on Day 1. "If you start from the beginning of their employment and get them engaged, then you will see an improvement in your physician satisfaction," says Schirling.

  • Join us at the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium

    Join us as we bring MSPs and medical staff leaders together to discover innovative solutions to top medical staff challenges at the Credentialing Resource Center Symposium at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, on March 12-13, 2015. This symposium will deliver two days of engaging education and training taught by leading credentialing and medical staff experts. Industry experts Hugh Greeley; Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS; Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS; and Todd Sagin, MD, JD, will offer best practices and winning strategies to overcome the most challenging issues facing the field today.


  • Medical identity theft on the rise

    A recent survey of 49,000 adults across the country conducted by the Ponemon Institute found that incidents of medical identity theft increased by nearly 22% in 2014 from the previous year.


  • Study: Better facilities don't lead to better patient reviews

    Contradicting a long-held belief that patients rate their care higher if it’s provided in nicer facilities, a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine found that clinical care assessments did not improve with patients treated in a new building.

  • Heard this week

    "It doesn't matter whether your organization is negotiating a hostage situation or trying to salvage your biggest account; a wise leader will be present and involved."

    - Bernard Marr, a performance management expert, discusses the qualities of a successful leader in an article on Becker’s Hospital Review.


  • Editor's Note

    Dear readers,

    HCPro is working on a new book about focused professional practice evaluations (FPPE) and we’d like you to be a part of it. Our goal for this book is to feature the policies, dashboards, indicator lists, and other forms your organization uses to conduct FPPE.
    The new book will be structured similarly to the recently released The OPPE Toolbox by Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE. Your policies and forms could be reviewed by our field experts and included in our book.
    If you’d like to be considered as a contributor to HCPro’s new book of field-tested FPPE tools, please email me your policies and forms for FPPE, and some background information, including:
    • Did you implement your OPPE policy at the same time as your FPPE policy?
    • What roadblocks did you face implementing your FPPE policy
    • How involved where you in developing and implementing your FPPE policy? Did you have outside help (i.e., consultants)?
    Please send your reply to Mary Stevens at
    Thanks for reading!
    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider


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!