Simple Ways to Mitigate Negligent Credentialing Risks with Background Checks

Posted · Add Comment

Many hospitals and health care organizations follow the standards laid out by The Joint Commission and/or other industry standards while credentialing physicians who wish to practice in their facility. However, credentialing a candidate simply by checking medical licenses and verifying their education and work history may not be enough. Hospitals and health care organizations can […]

electronic i-9

5 Key Requirements for Electronic I-9 Management

Posted · Add Comment

In 2004, in an effort to enable organizations to manage the I-9 process electronically, thereby improving efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy, Congress passed legislation that allowed for electronic signature and electronic storage of I-9 forms. This legislation paved the way for the use of electronic I-9 management solutions. The bill was stunningly simple, only a half-page […]

4 Best Practices to Mitigate the Risk of Negligent Credentialing

Posted · Add Comment

Negligent credentialing lawsuits are the latest risks some hospitals must now contend with, according to a recent article by the Society for Human Resource Management. Earlier this year, the Utah High Court reached a decision allowing hospitals to be held culpable for negligent credentialing in medical negligence lawsuits. Under certain state laws a hospital must […]

Mandated Use of E-Verify Continues Upward Trend

Posted · Add Comment

While most organizations have a sound Form I-9 employment eligibility program in place, many do not include E-Verify checks. However, given the increased trend of federal, state and local regulations requiring its use, organizations should plan for and be prepared to include it in their employment eligibility verification process. While E-Verify is currently a voluntary […]

ICE Sets Employment Eligibility Enforcement Records

Posted · Add Comment

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s shift from worksite raids to audits of I-9 forms has resulted in a record-breaking year of penalties on employers with inadequate employment eligibility programs. A recent article by the Orange County Register revealed the impact of this new policy and highlighted some of the enforcement trends for […]

Study Links Background Checks with Improved Quality of Hire

Posted · Add Comment

A recent study by the Aberdeen Group reveals a compelling link between companies with “best-in-class” background screening programs and improved quality of hire. Organizations with advanced background screening programs often realize the greatest benefit in hiring results. With the increased volume of applicants many employers are faced with today, it has become more important than […]