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December, 2011 — Recently we’ve received some comments to our posts that included profanity.  We haven’t felt the need to post guidelines to participating in our blog, but these comments have changed that.  So just to be upfront, here are the rules:

1.  No profanity.

2.  Be courteous.  You may disagree, but do so respectfully.

3.  Be yourself.  If you comment on behalf of a company, reveal the name of that company.  If your comment reflects your opinion, share your name.


August, 2010 — After a couple of years of writing this blog, market perspectives have changed and so has the tone of this blog.   “Vendor Compliance” in most industries means keeping the vendor on track vis a vis the terms of the contract.   And healthcare has rallied around the term “vendor credentialing” to mean ensuring that a supplier meets the healthcare providers’ standards before and during the life of the relationship.

The content of this blog increasingly focuses on vendor information management, including credentialing, in healthcare.  Every department in a hospital has an interest in vendors — from the supply chain materials management role of vendor selection to the clinical perspective of leveraging supplier expertise to improve patient care by implementing innovative new devices.  The relationship between healthcare providers and suppliers is complex.

This blog explores those relationships.  We’ll continue to toss out our point of view, but we welcome your thoughts and insight as well.

John Harper

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jason Busch  |  January 16, 2007 at 12:23 pm


    Great topic and glad to see you guys are doing this blog. Keep it up!

    – Jason

  • 2. virtual assistant staff  |  October 11, 2007 at 11:58 am

    wow.. this is really really great topic.. it helps me to understand what outsourcing is.. thanks for this topic..it is so nice.

  • 3. Sam Sprehe  |  August 14, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Andy, Can you put me in touch with the gal recently you spoke of on the blog about physician recruitment fraud? She has the potential to be a nicely compensated great expert witness, in the growing counter-litigation against such fraud.

  • 4. Jon Pushkin  |  February 18, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Andy, we’d like to invite you to attend and blog from the AORN Congress in Chicago March 14-19. You can check out this URL or contact me directly for more details.


  • 5. Kathy Bullock  |  January 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Here it is – 2011 – and this issue has not been resolved. As a vendor, we do not go anywhere near patients or patient care areas but Vendormate requires us to complete HIPPA Regulation forms. We are also required to have vaccinations for every employee that goes onsite. This has become “user UNfriendtly” and very frustrating. I hope someone adresses this soon and not let another three years go by before someone else comments.

  • 6. Jeff Montaigne  |  August 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm


    I came across your blog via a post on the HCCA.net site…and I have to say that I am impressed with the variety of subject matters contained within.

    As a ‘vendor’, if you will to many in the healthcare and hospital space, I appreciate the information with regards to compliance and education.

    I hope to see more information surrounding the Manangement and Tracking of one of today’s ‘hottest and pressing needs and issues’…Conflict of Interests; and the mananging and tracking of disclosures.

    I would be curious to learn about the current protocols, processes and practices of many who are charged with these initiatives.

    Again…Continued success.


  • 7. Della  |  May 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    A total waste of time and no customer service

    • 8. vendorcompliance  |  May 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

      Della — I believe our customer support team has resolved your issue. Please let me know if you need anything else.


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