THA expands endorsement to include Credentialing, Recognizing the Full Value of Verge Health’s GRC Platform

Charleston, SC, February 21, 2019 — Verge Health, the healthcare industry’s leading governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) company, has been exclusively endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association as a partner to help Texas hospitals more efficiently and effectively manage risk to achieve safer outcomes. THA previously endorsed the majority of Verge Health’s Converge Platform and has now expanded that endorsement to include Credentialing, encompassing the entire platform.

The Converge Platform integrates practitioner management, patient and employee safety, and organizational compliance uniting previously siloed departments, data, and processes. A key benefit of the company’s Credentialing module is that it connects with other modules across the platform giving organizations a more expansive and detailed view of risk across the enterprise and bringing them closer to achieving high reliability.

Verge Health’s Credentialing offering pairs software and services, including credentialing services, privilege management, and an integrated practitioner application. The capability to manage the payer enrollment process and incorporate practitioner performance data creates a turnkey practitioner management tool.

“Getting each provider credentialed, and then making sure they are enrolled in every health plan for every location where they practice within a health system, is a cumbersome process, to put it mildly,” says Chris Malanuk, President and Executive over Practitioner Management for Verge Health. “Our integrated solution brings safety, enrollment and credentialing together with an improved and efficient process for practitioners and health systems.”

Verge Health’s Credentialing offering was recognized in the recent 2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report, as the #1 Category Leader for Credentialing. This is the first year Credentialing has been included in the Best of KLAS report after 2018’s inaugural “Credentialing 2018 Options Abound” report, in which, of all participating vendors, Verge Health was highly rated by its customers for Primary-Source Verification & Privileging Management.

“Texas hospitals need a reliable solution to manage credentials without repetitious steps or costly downtime. The Verge integrated solution has been a part of the THA Endorsed partner portfolio for many years. While technology offers the promise for even more efficiency in the credentialing process, Verge has remained steadfast and reliable solution for Texas hospitals,” said Lance Lunsford, President and CEO of THA HealthShare.

 

About Verge Health

Founded in 2001, Verge Health is a healthcare Governance, Risk, and Compliance company offering software and services. Verge Health enables healthcare organizations to proactively protect and defend patients, caregivers, and frontline staff, against errors, adverse events, and policy violations. With over 900 facilities and 500,000 active users, the company’s Converge Platform delivers robust analytics, a comprehensive operational solution, and support for organizations working towards high reliability. Learn more at:  https://www.vergehealth.com.

About THA

Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents 452 of the state’s non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.

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