The physician chairperson performance measurement form is a tool for measuring and documenting performance, discussing professional and organizational development, and setting goals and objectives. The tool is designed to facilitate communication and feedback, the most critical element in the...

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The operational process of credentialing a practitioner to participate in a health plan’s network has
some similarities to a hospital’s credentialing processes; however, there are also important distinctions.
The following table highlights some of the key differences between health...

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It is sometimes difficult to tell how much work a committee is doing until it summarizes its accomplishments. In many hospitals, the functions of the credentials committee go far beyond the review of new appointees to the medical staff. They include reappointments, review of new requests for...

Although it is important for the committee to review the entire credentials file, having a summary form with key elements can call attention to issues that require additional discussion. Suppose an applicant has had hospital privileges suspended, but he or she fails to note this fact on the...

When interviewing new applicants, it is often useful to use a structured interview form. This form should be modified to reflect the issues that are important to your hospital.

This allows the people conducting the interview to do the folloiwng, as well as so much more:

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When sending an applicant's reappointment file to the credentials committee, it is useful to use a form that profiles other elements required to be evaluated at reappointment (as opposed to just those required at initial appointment). This gives reviewers a snapshot of the overall...

A powerful tool for managing physician performance is the physician performance pyramid that was developed by the late Howard Kirz, MD, at the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. Kirz for many years participated in teaching the “Managing Physician Performance in Organizations” course at the...

As a physician treating COVID-19 patients since the start of the outbreak in the United States, it comes as no surprise that Raúl Zambrano, MS, MD, MRO, FAAFP, FACHE, a contracted the virus from a patient.

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