HCPro unveils redesigned credentials verification website

Press Releases, January 23, 2007

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. -- HCPro, Inc. has launched the completely redesigned version of one of their best selling resources, The Credentialing & Privileging Desk Reference (CPDR).

For over 15 years, CPDR has been the trusted resource for credentials verification source information. HCPro has now doubled the content listings in this resource, by adding nursing schools and programs, allied health practitioner primary sources, and hospital credentialing office contacts.

The Credentialing & Privileging Desktop Reference website offers free online access to the searchable directory (http://online-cpdr.com/about_CPDR.cfm) for trial searches, and membership to a brand new ezine devoted to credentials verification.

"Verifying the education, training, and experience of healthcare practitioners is one of the most time-consuming jobs for hospital medical staff offices and the professional who staff them," said Bob Croce, Group Publisher for Credentialing Resources at HCPro, Inc. "As a result, this Web resource not only provides live links, email addresses, and direct telephone and fax numbers, but also features verification request forms, searchable standards and regulations, and a free bi-monthly email newsletter with news and updates to expedite the process of primary source verification. The product's value as a work tool is completed by a component allowing users to search accreditation standards and regulations by topic to ensure compliance. "


"What began as almost a decade ago as a chunky, perfect-bound desk reference, has now grown into a state-of-the-art, fully searchable Web portal thanks to the collaboration of a  cross departmental team of talented people from editorial, marketing, information technology, creative/design and Web development," according to Kathy Levesque, Director of Market Research and Product Planning. "Our initial customer useability research resulted in a user-centered design with a cleaner, less text heavy approach and greater search capability that is available even to free users of the site. We are already seeing terrific response from our customers."


For more information and to browse the new resources, go to http://online-cpdr.com/about_CPDR.cfm?s=MN52307