The AHA Exclusively Endorses Credentials Verification Solutions from Verisys

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Credentials Verification Solutions from Verisys®. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. The Credentials Verification Solutions from Verisys were selected for the exclusive endorsement following an extensive due diligence process.

Initial research conducted by AHA Solutions identified that credentialing was not only an important operational function, but a critical need of today’s hospitals, especially as the focus of health care delivery increasingly shifts toward quality of care. For hospitals to focus on improving care, they must verify that their practitioners comply with licensing board and accrediting organization requirements. Verisys, a credentials verification organization (CVO) accredited by URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization, and certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), is positioned to help hospitals meet that challenge.

Verisys offers an extensive array of objective primary source data specifically designed to help hospitals verify and validate persons, professionals and businesses. Its Credentials Verification Solutions are provided to clients based on their specific requirements and meet or exceed standards set by The Joint Commission, DNV and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). Among Verisys’ solutions is CheckMedic, a new online platform that shifts the management of credentials from hospitals to individual practitioners. By transferring the credentialing responsibility, CheckMedic can potentially alleviate costs for hospitals and simplify application processes for practitioners.

“Verifying the licenses, backgrounds and credentials of hundreds — even thousands — of health care providers can be a major undertaking for hospitals of all sizes, especially in light of workplace shortages and limited budgets,” said Anthony Burke, CEO of AHA Solutions. “Through our due diligence process, we found that the services offered by Verisys provide hospitals with an accurate, efficient solution for validating practitioners’ credentials, enabling them to ensure high levels of care while simultaneously safeguarding their organization’s image throughout the community.”

According to Burke, a major component of Verisys’ value proposition is the breadth and depth of data it maintains, combined with years of experience navigating that data. Equally important is Verisys’ strong standing in the health care industry, proven by its dual certification as a CVO through both NCQA and URAC. “Verisys is constantly looking for ways to improve its value and how CVOs deliver services, as demonstrated by its new CheckMedic product,” said Burke.

“We’re honored to have been selected as an AHA-endorsed partner,” said Verisys’ Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder John Benson. “We look forward to working with the AHA in transforming credentialing from a tedious, time-consuming process into one that is paperless and streamlined, benefiting all stakeholders — hospitals, providers and patients.”

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.

About Verisys Corporation
Founded in 1992 as a primary source aggregator of medical provider demographic, licensing and sanctioning content, Verisys Corporation has evolved into the leading credentialing verification organization (CVO) nationwide. Their primary goal is to deliver critical information accurately to ensure regulatory compliance, minimize legal and reputation risk, prevent health care waste, abuse and fraud, and improve the quality of health delivery in the United States. Verisys is CVO accredited by URAC and CVO certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In addition to exceeding standards set by The Joint Commission, DNV and HFAP, Verisys Credentials Verification Solutions have been exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.