Vaccine Credentialing Solutions February 21, 2013 By Carrie Getsinger Leave a Comment Key Takeaways: Vaccine Credentialing is required for almost all healthcare workers and medical sales reps. Passport Health clinics can provide any vaccine needed for credentialing as well as TB Tests. Our secure, proprietary EMR system is utilized by all Passport Health clinics nationwide, eliminating record keeping hassle. Whether you are an employee or a Human Resources Manager, Passport Health has a Vaccine Credentialing Solution for you. As nearly anyone working in the healthcare industry knows, having proper vaccination credentials is as important as having a valid passport is to a frequent international traveler. Doctors, Nurses, Physician’s Assistants, maintenance staff, and medical or pharmaceutical sales reps who work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are required to show proof of up-to-date immunizations for a variety of different diseases in order to enter their workplace. Vaccine credentialing was implemented with the patient’s needs in mind; most patients in a hospital or other healthcare facility have a compromised immune system, so it is crucial they not be exposed to an infectious disease that could wreak havoc on their weakened bodies. Indeed, vaccine credentialing is essential to keep patients safe. Hospital workers and medical sales reps must typically show proof of immunization against diseases such as Pertussis, Influenza, Hepatitis B, MMR, and show a negative result on a Tuberculosis test. For as necessary and widespread as vaccine credentialing is, the process is surprisingly fragmented and fraught with administrative headaches – just think of the amount of paperwork and medical records that must be collected from various healthcare providers to ensure you are current on all of your routine vaccinations! Further complicating the process, many hospitals have different requirements regarding which vaccines and tests are necessary as well as how these records should be stored. As a result, ensuring proper vaccine credentialing can be time consuming and costly to both individual workers and their employers. Passport Health Vaccine Credentialing Solution Passport Health provides Vaccine Credentialing Solutions that save time and expense for individuals and companies. Passport Health clinics maintain an on-hand supply of all preventative vaccines and are therefore able to serve as a one-stop-shop for all vaccination needs. Importantly, Passport Health’s highly trained staff makes every effort to not vaccinate when an immunization is not, in fact, required. Our clinicians efficiently review medical history to determine which vaccines a patient needs, and all clinics offer antibody titer testing to check for immunization necessity when a client is unsure of which vaccines he or she has received in the past. In addition to vaccinations, all Passport Health clinics can perform Tuberculosis testing via either a skin test or a blood test. Passport Health’s ability to offer the TB blood test provides an additional time-saving advantage: there is no need to return to the clinic for a reading, as there is with the traditional skin test. Once all vaccines and tests have been administered, Passport Health stores records in our secure, proprietary EMR system. All of our 220+ clinics use this system, so we are able to easily provide medical records both to patients and employers in a standardized fashion anywhere in the country. With a Passport Health Vaccine Credentialing Solution, there is no need to coordinate among countless providers to aggregate a stack of records; in one stop, Passport Health ensures employees are properly credentialed and ready to start work. If you are a healthcare worker, a medical or pharmaceutical sales rep, or a Human Resources Manager, call Passport Health to set up an appointment to get your vaccine credentialing needs taken care of today!