Converting to Core Privileging: 10 Essential Steps to a Criteria-Based Program
Vicki Searcy, CPMSM, Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS
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Transitioning to core privileging can be an overwhelming task. You can expect to face challenges such as:
securing support from the medical staff, administration, and governing board
designing draft core privileging forms that specifically address the needs of your facility
Despite the great deal of information available about core, it is nearly impossible to get started without understanding the why and how of implementing core. Converting to Core Privileging bridges the complex components of core and walks you through the most intimidating stages of implementation.
This book and CD-ROM set designed to guide you through implementing a core privileging program from scratch.
With these tested policies, you’ll learn how to develop a criteria-based privileging process that better protects your patients and hospital from risk. Transitioning from a laundry-list system to core doesn’t have to be a daunting task. This book will act as a guideline for establishing a plan of attack, securing support for the transition, and ensuring that your organization’s conversion to core privileging is a success!
Presents a step-by-step method for converting to core privileging
Acts as a bridge to more extensive core privileging processes
Offers a streamlined first step toward core privileging
Provides in-depth explanations for producing a criteria-based privileging system
Addresses how to overcome barriers and challenges inherent in changing to the core privileging format
Here’s what some Core Privileging Essentials conference attendees had to say about Converting to Core Privileging authors Vicki Searcy and Sally Pelletier, and the presentation that inspired this book:
“[The speakers] helped me understand a great deal about the preparation and research that must be done to implement core privileges.”
“Superb information to initiate the conversion to core.”
“We are going to change our privileging system to core, and this really helped.”
“[Core Privileging Essentials] covered a lot of material well…Great examples . . . Very helpful and current.”
“An excellent course. Very eye opening. We are on the track to core privileging, and this reinforced our efforts.”
“Very comprehensive and timely . . . Presented in a very effective manner.”
“Probably one of the best [seminars] I’ve attended. I learned a lot more than I was expecting to.”
Consultants Vicki Searcy, CPMSM, and Sally Pelletier, CPMSM, CPCS, have canvassed the country speaking about core privileging. Their popular Core Privileging Essentials program has helped audiences face down the confusion and anxiety associated with creating a core privileging program. Now that information is available to you in this easy-to-read volume detailing their 10-step approach to implementing core privileges based on their firsthand experiences.
Who should read Converting to Core Privileging: Medical staff professionals, credentialing specialists, medical staff coordinators, and directors.
With more than 17 years of experience, HCPro, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information, education, training, and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance. The company's mission is to meet the specialized informational, advisory, and educational needs of the healthcare industry. As an acknowledged industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance, HCPro focuses on providing its expertise in the areas of accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, nursing, quality/patient safety, infection control, and workplace safety.
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