Saturday, November 23, 2013

Assignment 13 Legal



Assignment 13- Legal
Five common categories of information on a medical staff application are:  Personal information (including residence status), medical education, formal medical training (residency/fellowship), licensure (active) and Certifications.  I believe these are the most important categories needed.  The personal information should include residence status because it will help determine where the candidate is located and if they would need to relocate for the position.  Medical education is important in researching the candidates degrees received for validity.  Formal medical training should include information on residency and fellowships.  This information will help in determining how much experience the candidate has received and in what type of settings they have worked in to get that experience.  Licensure and certifications both help provide the candidates medical credential validity for working in any specific specialty or practice.

Credentialing refers to the process of reviewing and validating the qualifications of physicians and other licensed practitioners for granting medical staff membership to provide patient services.  It serves as a form of protection to: 
1. Protect the public from professional incompetence
2. Protect the medical staff from working with incompetent professional
3. Protect the facility from liability due to providing inadequate care
4. Protect the rights of the medical staff from unfair restrictions on their practice
Professional incompetence can be avoided or at least lowered by assuring credentialing takes place.  A physician should have qualifying degrees, licenses, and other certifications.  Insuring the practitioner’s credentials protects the employees from having to work with unqualified individuals who would cause liability or incompetence for the organization. 
Brodnik:  Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management

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