HFMA Article – Distributed credentialing: The new provider mobility imperative

Validating the identity and credentials of healthcare practitioners poses significant revenue cycle, recruiting, physician relations and access challenges for all healthcare organizations.

The Shift to Systems of Collaboration

Our healthcare system is at an inflection point. The optimistic perspective is that it now seems more likely that the industry can come together to address many longstanding challenges that have traditionally limited our ability to deliver care in more efficient, effective ways. To succeed, innovators and enterprises need to shift from scaling up systems of record for enterprises to creating systems of shared record for collaborative networks. This transition represents the greatest healthcare opportunity in a generation.

Meetups to Startups: Hashed Health’s Evolution to a Healthcare Venture Studio

At Hashed Health, our mission has always been to produce solutions that solve the most challenging problems in healthcare. We believe that the most impactful solutions over the next ten years are those that promote collaboration and shared value, which is why we have a specific focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.

Remote Work During COVID-19. Successfully Transitioning to a Virtual Office

Before coronavirus, virtualization was trendy. A Global Workplace Analytics survey reports that remote work has grown by 159% over the last 12 years. The early adopters who moved to remote work reported improvements in productivity, employee retention, diversity, talent access, opex, and work-life balance.

COVID-19: HHS Announcement Sets Stage for Innovation and New Business Models

On Wednesday this week Vice President Pence announced that HHS is issuing a regulation to permit doctors to practice across state lines.

Professional Credentials Exchange Completes $3.5 Million Initial Capital Raise

Tampa, FL— March 5, 2020 – Tampa-based Professional Credentials Exchange LLC (“ProCredEx”) announced today that it has completed its initial seed capital raise. The round, led by Spectrum Health Ventures, brings together a consortium of strategic investors committed to creating a solution that simplifies the work involved in healthcare practitioner credentialing and reducing the time and effort involved to initially onboard and retain healthcare practitioners.

Modern Healthcare: Will blockchain save the Healthcare System

 

Excerpt:  Read full article at Modernhealthcare.com


This is “the year where we are starting to understand which use cases can be solved now and which will take more time.”

John Bass | CEO | Hashed Health


The blockchain startups arrived first. Then came the big technology companies. And then the old guard—mostly health insurers, but also some large hospital systems—began individually trying out blockchain. Now they’re building out coalitions across the industry to create environments where they can share data and pilot projects on a larger scale. To start, they’re steering clear of handling sensitive data like personal health information and applying blockchain to solve challenges that are systemic across the sector but aren’t too risky or costly for the early adopters.

This is “the year where we are starting to understand which use cases can be solved now and which will take more time,” said John Bass, CEO of Hashed Health, a Nashville-based company that was one of the first to build blockchain solutions specifically for healthcare.

Bass said blockchain is best put to use when addressing problems of trust, transparency and incentive alignment, and the healthcare industry is full of such issues, he said. Others noted that blockchain will drive the most value when applied to healthcare processes that suffer from redundancies or require different sets of data to be reconciled.

The Hashed Health-backed Professional Credentials Exchange—which includes Michigan-based system Spectrum Health, Anthem subsidiary National Government Services and insurer WellCare Health Plans, among others—is deploying blockchain to streamline the complicated process of verifying providers’ credentials to practice in a certain clinical setting. It’s a redundant process, with multiple provider organizations gathering the same credential information for the same clinicians.

But blockchain technology will allow the members of a network to trade already verified practitioner credential information with one another, eliminating the need to spend the four to six months it takes to collect and validate that data independently, said Anthony Begando, CEO of the Professional Credentials Exchange, which plans to go live in mid-2019.

Excerpt:  Read full article at Modernhealthcare.com

HealthLink Dimensions Joins ProCredEx Design Partner Program

Atlanta, GA – HealthLink Dimensions a healthcare care data organization that has been in business for eighteen years, with a focus on aggregating and verifying HCP master data has announced they will join the Professional Credentials Exchange (ProCredEx) Design Partner Program.

The partners in the ProCredEx initiative are working together to address the challenges in gathering and maintaining verified practitioner credential information.  The platform represents a new business model for acquiring verified credentials, enabled by advanced data science, artificial intelligence, and distributed ledger technologies.

“We are delighted to have HealthLink Dimensions join our Partner Program.  Their firm brings both significant amounts of highly reliable provider data and the ability to provide exchange members with on-going maintenance of expirable credentials information such as licenses, certifications, affiliations, and DEA queries,” states Anthony D. Begando, ProCredEx’s CEO.

On a monthly basis, HealthLink Dimensions accesses over 250 different sources of data including several CMS datasets, ABMS, DEA, and State Licensure data acquired directly from primary sources.  The firm’s proprietary algorithms weigh, rate and verify this information for over 2.7 million healthcare providers.  Further, HealthLink Dimensions has unique access to provider demographic data feeds from over 120 PPO networks and numerous insurance claim streams.

“In addition to serving our existing base of health plans, networks, and practice management firms, the Professional Credentials Exchange will reduce the friction related to delivering our verified data to virtually any member of the healthcare industry.  We are excited about helping to bring this new utility to market,” said Kevin Guthrie, HealthLink Dimension’s CEO.

HealthLink Dimensions joins previously announced members (Launch Announcement) in the growing partner program.

 

About ProCredEx LLC

ProCredEx, in partnership with Hashed Health, is developing and operating the Professional Credentials Exchange as a secure and reliable method for trading verified credentials information between disparate healthcare organizations.  The exchange leverages advanced data science, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technologies to greatly simplify the acquisition and verification of information related to professional credentialing and identity.  For more information, please visit www.procredex.com and www.hashedhealth.com .

About HealthLink Dimensions

HealthLink Dimensions provides healthcare data solutions to healthcare and life science organizations to improve master data management, compliance and marketing initiatives. Leveraging the largest multi-sourced database of active practicing healthcare professionals, HealthLink Dimensions develops customized data solutions to help clients reach their target audience, enrich their business data, optimize claims processing, meet compliance requirements and solve master data quality problems. Based in Atlanta, GA, HealthLink Dimensions is one of America’s fastest-growing private companies on the Inc. 5000 list, one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ winner.  www.healthlinkdimensions.com

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Read the Newswire Release here: HEALTHLINK DIMENSIONS JOINS PROCREDEX DESIGN PARTNER PROGRAM