SkillSurvey Releases Standardized Peer Referencing Form for Clinician Credentialing

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Research-Driven Approach Gives Medical Staff Services a Standardized Online Form for More Reliable and Efficient Credentialing

SkillSurvey, the provider of cloud-based reference checking and credentialing solutions that deliver faster, more reliable insights, today announced the release of a new Standardized Peer Reference Form available with SkillSurvey Credential OnDemandTM, a digital credentialing solution that helps professionals in Medical Staff Services streamline the credentialing process. SkillSurvey will preview the new form at the 40th Educational Conference and Exhibition of the National Association of Medical Staff Services taking place in Boston, September 17-21, 2016.

“This new form builds on the efforts by the medical staff services community in developing its credentialing standards. It will help those in medical staff services improve the quality of responses provided by peer references, and give hospitals more thorough and relevant information about clinicians,” said Steve Heister, chief product officer at SkillSurvey. “We work closely with our customers and when we received feedback that a range of forms and processes were being used to solicit peer recommendations, and that as a result, the responses lacked consistency and provided little insight into the applicant’s capabilities, we focused on creating a standardized form that better reflects best practices in peer referencing and improves the reliability of the feedback.”

“Our roots lay in providing reliable hiring insights, via improved reference checking – allowing employers to hire top-quality professionals – so we are well-positioned to leverage that expertise by helping healthcare organizations improve the credentialing process,” said Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey. “This new standardized online form for peer referencing will help healthcare organizations make more informed and confident decisions with consistent and thorough feedback on a clinician’s competencies.”

SkillSurvey’s analytics team examined over 25 peer reference forms currently being used by hospitals across the nation. In addition, they researched industry and legal guidelines, and incorporated their deep knowledge gained through developing their library of 130 job-specific surveys for healthcare roles. The standardized form includes behavioral questions based upon the six core competencies published by the Joint Commission, as well as a peer’s overall recommendation of the clinician.

This new form will be available for Credential OnDemand customers. Credential OnDemand is a cloud-based solution that enables professionals in medical staff services to manage the credentialing process entirely online, easing the experience for everyone involved and speeding onboarding — reducing a lengthy process that takes five to six weeks -- to mere days. With Credential OnDemand, SkillSurvey clients are typically receiving completed peer reference responses in three days.

About SkillSurvey®

SkillSurvey is the leader in online reference checking and credentialing, providing immediately useful insights to help employers make better hiring decisions. SkillSurvey speeds hiring for commercial, higher education, healthcare, and staffing and recruiting organizations. Its cloud-based referencing and credentialing solutions answer vital questions that help organizations hire the right people for every role.

SkillSurvey Credential OnDemandTM provides healthcare organizations with streamlined digital credentialing that simplifies and enhances the credentialing experience for all participants. SkillSurvey makes the referencing and credentialing process more efficient and effective — helping employers save time and money, grow revenues, and bring employees onboard faster. SkillSurvey also offers Pre-Hire 360® which provides insight into future job performance and is proven to predict involuntary turnover. An unmatched library of scientifically-designed surveys produces job-specific data employers can trust.

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