A healthcare facility has so many people coming and going in a single day, which can make it hard to keep track of who belongs where. When you are constantly seeing a turnover of staff and patients, you have to ensure only people who have authorization are in a specific area of the facility.
Managing such a process is a lot easier by using digital credentialing.
What is Digital Credentialing?
The concept behind digital credentialing is to create a system where you have all of your staff members registered online. Then you have certain superusers who can access the entire system and make changes as they deem necessary.
The software not only has a list of all the people and their various credentials, but it also allows you to assign priority based on their job description and the area where they work. That allows hospitals to designate access for specific areas to certain staff members.
Maintaining a Database
The institution must maintain a provider credentialing database that is properly encrypted using blockchain and other tools. Some institutions may have their own systems, while others can install software that makes the process easier.
A key advantage of digital credentialing is the way providers can quickly get into different buildings. Rather than having to manually approve access, everything can be done through ID cards or digital software on smartphones.
Another key reason to go with digital credentialing is to ensure providers have a seamless way to access computer systems. All a provider must do is enter their unique employee code and they can access patient charts and other relevant information.
By using this process of credentialing, healthcare institutions can ensure they have a seamless system for allowing access to various parts of their buildings. Employees will also have a simpler time gaining access to hospital computer systems.