NEMA Releases New Standards for Healthcare Providers and Their Suppliers

Press Release Summary:

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2019 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare that helps in identifying the credentials of supplier representative visiting healthcare facilities. The new standard is developed to achieve accuracy, efficiency, and elimination of waste in credentialing process. It describes specialized requirements for supplier credentialing to support healthcare providers through criminal background checks, medical testing/vaccinations, drug screens and application training.


Original Press Release:

New Standard Helps Identify Credentials of Supplier Representatives Visiting Healthcare Facilities

ROSSLYN, Va., April 8, 2019—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2019 American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare, a new Standard for healthcare providers and their suppliers that helps identify the credentials of supplier representatives visiting healthcare facilities.

SC 1 has been developed by healthcare professionals to describe the specialized requirements for supplier credentialing in the healthcare environment and guide what employers and individuals should meet to support healthcare providers via:

  • Criminal Background Checks (including sanction list checks)
  • Medical Testing/Vaccinations
  • Drug Screens
  • Applicable Training

“The development of American National Standard for Supplier Credentialing in Healthcare is an important step towards the eventual goal of interoperability, which is critical to achieving the accuracy, efficiencies, and elimination of waste in the credentialing process,” said Rhett Suhre, chair of the ANSI/NEMA Canvas Group. “We are confident that we will see the same advancements in supplier credentialing that we have seen in other industries.”

ANSI/NEMA SC 1-2019 is available for $84 in hard copy and electronic download on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

Press contact:
Tracy Cullen
703-841-3282
press@nema.org

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