Today GHX launched a new mobile-enhanced Vendormate Credentialing application with geolocation service capabilities. The mobile application provides suppliers and providers an efficient and convenient solution that can increase compliance of provider procedures and federal mandates.
For suppliers, denied access means lost revenue opportunity. The new capability allows representatives to check hospital compliance and facility access prior to their scheduled visits. The geolocation service also triggers the needed action to obtain a physical or digital badge for a planned visit, configurable for each facility’s access policies. It determines that the supplier is onsite and generates a digital badge that can be displayed on their device or directs the individual to a badge station for those facilities requiring physical badges.
Managing vendor compliance to hospital policies and federal mandates is a growing challenge. GHX Vendormate Credentialing automates and centralizes the process, allowing a hospital to always understand not only who is on site, but also if they are fully credentialed at the time of the visit.
This topic is timely, particularly as flu season approaches. People at high-risk for developing complications are likely to be the majority of patients in a hospital. Vendors, who are often present onsite, walking the halls of the hospital, coming into contact with both staff and patients, will need to get flu vaccines to remain credentialed. Keeping track hundreds, if not thousands of vendors is a daunting task. GHX Vendormate Credentialing simplifies the process by which sales reps, who are typically out on the road, provide updates to providers. It also gives provider organization an efficient method screen and monitors reps for compliance.
The geolocation service exponentially increases the ease for representatives to check hospital compliance and facility access prior to their scheduled visits. This new capability triggers the needed action to obtain a physical or digital badge for a planned visit, configurable for each facility’s access policies. It determines that the supplier is onsite and generates a digital badge that can be displayed on their device or directs the individual to a badge station for those facilities requiring physical badges. It also provides simplified access to a printed badge from any kiosk with a real-time, dynamic and unique digital PIN for each rep and location.
“Providers have responsibility for patient and employee protection and safety while properly managing the risks that can be associated with doing business with their supplier partners,” said Josephson. “But suppliers are equally in need of significant technology improvements in accreditation to make it easier for them to do their job and gain access to the people and facilities that are critical to patients and to their business. At GHX we have infused the Vendormate Credentialing solution with capabilities that will benefit both sides of the healthcare compliance equation.”