Triple-Digit Growth Continues for Digital Peer Reference and Hospital Affiliation Transactions via SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand® Solution
Berwyn, PA – May 9, 2019 – Healthcare organizations across the country are increasingly turning to digital credentialing to help them onboard newly-hired physicians and allied health providers faster, as evidenced by the explosive annual growth in the number of both digital peer reference and hospital affiliation requests driven through the SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand® solution.
According to SkillSurvey’s customer data, in the first quarter of 2019, digital peer reference responses through the system climbed 140% over the same time period last year – and this is on top of 123% growth last year. Healthcare organizations using SkillSurvey heard from more than 77,000 physician peers in 2018, with 82% responding to requests in an average of less than three days.
Healthcare organizations also dramatically increased their embrace of digital processes to verify hospital affiliations for newly-hired doctors with digital responses up 104% in the first quarter of 2019 over the same period last year.
“Organizations making the switch from paper-based manual processes to digital credentialing methods are enjoying speedier preparation of required information with improved data quality and response times from peer references in 1 to 3 days – versus a typical 5 to 6 weeks to complete peer referencing manually.” said Steve Heister, SkillSurvey’s GM of Credentialing Solutions & Chief Product Officer.
“SkillSurvey is on our way to helping healthcare organizations obtain peer reference feedback from a record 100,000 health professionals this year. Today’s healthcare organizations are competing intensely to hire the best healthcare professionals and getting them onboarded faster to not only care for patients but also produce revenue faster by decreasing time-to-credential,” added Heister.
How SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand® Works
SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand provides users with an easy-to-use, digital experience that allows physician applicants and responders to provide immediate input from any device. Medical staff services teams can conduct faster, more accurate verifications with digital questionnaires, e-signature and real-time data to keep department chairs and committee members up to date on red flags and applicant status. It automates the entire peer reference process – from requests to the collection of completed surveys and follow up to non-responders. In addition, clients can customize forms specific to their organization or leverage SkillSurvey’s best practice forms. Credentialers can also find the right credentialing contacts faster using a database that’s updated in real time by SkillSurvey’s healthcare credentialing customers.
SkillSurvey applies the science of human behavior and smart technology to create a fuller picture of the people our customers engage. SkillSurvey solutions help employers save time and money, grow revenues, and bring the right employees onboard faster. SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand® helps healthcare organizations onboard skilled practitioners faster with digital peer referencing. Visit SkillSurvey at www.skillsurvey.com, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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