Credentialing departments in hospitals, health plans, Federally Qualified Health Centers, long term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers and others must obtain information on health care practitioners before granting privileges or membership. State licensing boards also obtain information prior to issuing a license or certification. Health care entities are required to obtain primary source verification, requiring them to reach out to multiple collection system to obtain the necessary credentialing information. Maintaining multiple, disconnected repositories of pertinent data used to credential health care professionals is expensive and ineffectual.
HHS Entrepreneurs is one of our in-residence pathways that is bringing new talent into government. HHS Entrepreneurs pairs HHS employees with external expertise to work on an identified problem for a 12 month period. This project is one of five projects from the third cohort of HHS Entrepreneurs. Learn more about HHS Entrepreneurs.