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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.

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  • Program aims to address physician shortage by fast-tracking medical degrees

    A new partnership between the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Midland College (MC), and Midland Memorial Hospital (MMH) is aiming to bring more primary care physicians to the area by allowing students to earn osteopathic medicine degrees in just seven years, rather than the traditional eight years.

  • Mistakes new leaders make

    When taking on a new leadership role, making a bad first impression can set a negative tone that can be hard to shake. According to Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, associate director for the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University Business School, new and veteran managers should avoid making the following mistakes.

  • Increasing value of healthcare a priority for physician leaders

    A vast majority of physician leaders support improving the value of healthcare by increasing quality while lowering costs, according to a survey conducted by the American Association for Physician Leaders (AAPL) and the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. The survey, which was completed by nearly 2,400 members of the AAPL, found that more than 90% of respondents thought reducing unnecessary care was of high or very high importance.

  • Heard this week

    “The physicians who are most respected in a community are often not the ones who do the fastest surgery, make the smartest diagnoses or charge the least. The dominant doctors are those that connect to each patient’s emotional flow and needs.”

    - James C. Salwitz, MD, discusses the value of emotional intelligence in a post on KevinMD.

  • Editor's Note

    Dear readers,

    Do you have any best practices or forms/lists/ templates from your organization you’d like to share? HCPro is working on a new book, The Medical Staff’s Guide to Employed Physicians, which will be about how medical staffs apply their regular processes to employed physicians. The book will cover topics such as best practices for onboarding, credentialing, peer review, corrective action, and other issues that may have to be handled differently with employed physicians.

    If you have anything to share, please email Karen Kondilis at

    Thanks for reading!

    Son Hoang, editor, Medical Staff Leader Insider

  • Referral patterns of hospital-employed physicians

    Researchers at Stanford University found that hospital-employed physicians were much more likely to refer patients to their hospital over other nearby hospitals. According to their study, based on 2009 Medicare data, hospital-employed physicians sent 83% of their patients to the hospital that employed them. This increased the chances the patient would be treated in a higher-cost, lower-quality hospital.

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!