Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced the new GHX Vendormate Credentialing mobile application, the first mobile solution available to both healthcare suppliers and providers to help drive increased vendor credentialing compliance. By putting these capabilities on the mobile devices most often used by healthcare professionals, GHX is making it easier for vendor program compliance and increasing provider visibility into compliance information. The new GHX Vendormate Credentialing mobile application with enhanced supplier functionality and new provider-side functionality is available now through the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android devices.
Today, there are more than 244,000 U.S. medical sales representatives in the field and more than 65 percent are using a tablet. At the same time, a majority of the more than 5,564 health systems in the U.S. require vendor credentialing set by federal, state and internal regulations such as The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General. Delivering access to the credentialing solution via mobile application helps to streamline compliance for both providers and suppliers.
With more than 4,000 healthcare facilities and almost 70,000 provider users in the GHX credentialing network, the demand for accessibility on-the-go has driven the creation of a mobile app for not just the suppliers, but the providers invested in patient safety through compliance.
Vendor credentialing gives provider organizations the ability to restrict access to only those suppliers and representatives who have met their requirements (e.g., sanctions free, policy acknowledgements, immunizations, etc.). But the traditional approach where providers and suppliers can only access the credentialing solution via a desktop or laptop creates roadblocks. The use of mobile functionality lets providers and suppliers quickly access the information needed throughout the work day. Ease of use increases compliance by requiring less time for reps to complete the credentialing process.
“The addition of mobile capabilities makes it significantly easier for healthcare providers and suppliers to do their jobs in an industry increasingly dependent on iPads and other smart mobile devices,” said Amy Leiter, executive director, Product Management, GHX. “By helping to increase regulatory and policy compliance, this new mobile functionality can help suppliers save time and remove roadblocks to sales, while helping providers to improve patient and employee safety by tracking who is in their facility. As an organization, we aim to provide customers with more ease of use through mobile experiences.”
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) drives costs out of healthcare with cloud-based supply chain management technology and services to help enable better patient care and savings by maximizing automation, efficiency, and accuracy of business processes. GHX offers healthcare providers and suppliers an open and neutral electronic trading exchange that delivers procurement and accounts payable automation, contract and inventory management, vendor credentialing and management, business intelligence, payment management and other supply chain-related tools and services. For more information, visit www.ghx.com and The Healthcare Hub.