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A healthcare facility badging primer: How to improve vendor credentialing compliance

Jennifer Williams ( is Director of Market Development & Education, Credentialing, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), Louisville, CO.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the healthcare landscape, resulting in the need for more comprehensive safety and security programs. While this concept is not novel, the pandemic has brought more attention to these programs. As a result, hospitals and health systems are reevaluating and reinvesting in vendor credentialing and visitor management programs, a specialized area of healthcare compliance. At the center of these programs is a commitment to creating safer environments for patients, staff, and the organization as a whole. Fortifying these programs is not optional.

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