Know Who’s Caring for Your Residents

Credential Third-Party Service Providers and Vendors using Accushield

Allowing unscreened vendors and care providers into your community poses significant risks to both residents and staff. Accushield mitigates these risks by ensuring that all specified third-party service providers (Private Duty, Home Health, and Hospice) and vendors entering a senior living community are thoroughly vetted with clear criminal and sexual offender background checks, up-to-date immunizations, general liability insurance, OIG verification, and drug screening.

I believe that every third-party healthcare provider that serves a senior resident should meet a standard level of credentialing requirements.

Accushield helps us accomplish this goal.”

Alex Salabarria
Owner – Oaks Senior Living

Mitigate Risks from Third-Party Healthcare Providers and Vendors

Our vendor credentialing services effectively reduce risks by ensuring that all third-party providers meet your community’s high standards through comprehensive due diligence. We streamline the verification process, alleviating the burden on your staff. Our key services include:

  • Detailed criminal background checks.
  • Verification of valid insurance and licenses.
  • Confirmation of up-to-date tuberculosis tests and vaccinations.

Register Vendors at the Kiosk and Verify Their Credentials: A Step-by-Step Process

  • Vendor Registration: Begin by registering vendors at our convenient kiosk. Input vendor details such as name, company affiliation, and contact information.
  • Credential Verification: Our system then rigorously verifies the credentials of each registered vendor. This includes conducting background checks to ensure a clean record, confirming adequate insurance coverage for liability and workers’ compensation, validating up-to-date immunization records, and ensuring the signing of community-specific waivers.
  • Compliance Assurance: By verifying credentials at the kiosk, you can rest assured that every vendor entering your community meets your specific requirements and policies. This helps maintain a safe and secure environment for residents and staff alike.

What Is Credentialing?

Credentialing is the process of verifying and assessing the qualifications and credentials of individuals or entities to ensure they meet specific standards or requirements. At Accushield, we take credentialing seriously, and our digital badge-printing kiosk is an essential tool in this process. It plays a pivotal role in ensuring that every third-party service provider and vendor entering your community has undergone thorough credentialing and complies with your community’s specific requirements and policies.

Our credentialing process covers various aspects, including:

  • Clear Criminal Backgrounds: We conduct comprehensive background checks to ensure that vendors have no criminal history that could pose a risk to your community’s safety and security.
  • Adequate Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance: We verify that vendors carry sufficient insurance coverage for liability and workers compensation, protecting your community from potential financial liabilities in case of accidents or incidents.
  • Up-to-Date Immunization Records: Especially important in healthcare or residential settings, we ensure that vendors have current immunization records to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and safeguard the health of residents and staff.
  • Signed Community-Specific Waivers: We require vendors to sign waivers tailored to your community’s unique needs and regulations, mitigating potential risks and liabilities associated with their services.

By utilizing our digital badge-printing kiosk, you can trust that every vendor entering your community has been thoroughly vetted and meets all necessary compliance criteria. This not only enhances safety and security but also provides peace of mind for residents, staff, and administrators alike.

Real-Time Monitoring and Data Management

Accushield not only verifies credentials but also tracks the entry and exit of healthcare providers and vendors, and monitors the services they provide to residents in a HIPAA-compliant manner. This real-time data is accessible to community management and residents’ families via computer, smartphone, or tablet, enhancing transparency and family satisfaction.

Community Benefits:

  • Reduced risk and liability.
  • Increased safety and security.
  • Name badges for all visitors.
  • Efficient data management to track third-party activities and resident care trends.
  • Remote real-time monitoring of healthcare provider activities.
  • Enhanced family engagement through instant confirmation of healthcare provider visits.

Driver's License Sign In for Tightened Security

Bolster the safety and security of senior living residents against criminal activities. Utilizing a driver’s license scan at the kiosk simplifies registration, offering a swift and secure method of entry. This approach not only accelerates the sign-in procedure but also leverages advanced visitor management technology for precise data collection. When enabled, individuals are prompted to enter their phone number and scan the barcode on their driver’s license, instantly capturing essential information to swiftly and securely complete the sign-in process.

Name Badge Verification

Visitor badges not only enhance security and professionalism in any setting but also help establish third-party healthcare provider and vendor identity within your community. These badges are crucial for identifying vendors within a workplace and displaying pertinent information about them. This not only helps maintain compliance but also significantly streamlines workflows. If a vendor signs in without having their credentials verified and stored using SPEX, their badge will list the specific documents that are still required, ensuring transparency and security.

Get Alerted as Third-Party Service Providers Arrive

The Accushield kiosk can help you monitor third-party service providers and manage associated alerts based on who is entering the building. Distribute text and email alerts to the appropriate staff when: 

  • A specific third-party service provider arrives
  • A service provider arrives to visit a specific resident
  • A caregiver from a specific service provider arrives
  • An unwanted or banned service provider tries to sign in

Photo Capture Technology

Security is an important factor for any healthcare environment. Accushield provides an automated way to capture visitor, staff, third-party caregiver, staff agency, and vendor photos at sign-in. Operators can access these visitor photos anytime on the Accushield dashboard.

When visitors sign in to the Accushield kiosk, it simply captures the photo through the camera on the front of the kiosk and instantly displays it on the dashboard. 

Accushield’s visitor management system was designed for Senior Living and Nursing Homes by operators with decades of industry experience.

Contact us today to schedule a demo or request additional information.