Last month I attended the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) 46th annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. It was truly exciting to be back in-person this year, having the opportunity to reconnect with everyone face-to-face for the first time in two years. For those who aren’t familiar with NAMSS, they are an organization focused on enhancing the professional development of and recognition for professionals in the medical staff and credentialing services sector of healthcare.
I always look forward to this meeting as it’s a conference centered around education and innovation in medical staffing specifically, allowing us to really home in on what’s happening within our sector. Given all of the changes that have happened within provider credentialing since the pandemic hit, this year’s conference seemed critically important.
This year we got to hear from keynote speaker Sheri Prentiss, MD, who is transforming how medical practitioners deliver healthcare, as well as interact with innovative vendors who are working hard to make an impact on some of the core issues affecting us all, including staffing shortages, the ongoing clinician burnout crisis, and how we can better meet patient demand. We also had the privilege of interacting with our customers. Nothing takes the place of hearing from the people using your product what the benefits and challenges are.
Here are a few brief takeaways from my time in Nashville:
- Improving credentialing. Credentialing still remains a complicated and antiquated process. The good news is: Technology is changing at a fast pace, allowing for more efficient, seamless processes. The innovation in this space is exciting to be a part of, and you could feel the energy of talking with people at the event who want to find real solutions to make this process easier and more efficient. Clinicians are facing myriad challenges today that prevent them from practicing at the top of their license, and it goes without saying, credentialing should not be one of them.
- Workforce shortage. This is top of mind for anyone in healthcare. From clerks to administer vaccines at retail clinics to nurses and physicians, the current staffing crisis is something credentialing will need to continue to innovate around. Modernized credentialing technology can be a crucial asset to helping to get more clinicians working faster, where and when they are needed.
What’s new at Modio?
- Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) — Our new integration with the FSMB means users are able to easily search for state licenses across all 50 states and D.C.
- An added layer of security — We just stepped up security for our OneView platform with our new Okta integration. Okta is a secure credentials management tool that allows you to safely sign in from anywhere using virtually any device. It provides an extra layer of protection to your data by granting access to only those with verified credentials.
Looking forward to next year! #NAMSS2023
Until next time,
Emma Suvall, Client Services Executive at Modio Health. Learn more about Modio today.