September 15, 2008
The New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals Partners With Medversant to Ensure Patient Safety With Ongoing Monitoring of Healthcare Staff Credentials
People living in the state of New Jersey are now empowered with a new tool for selecting a health plan, hospital or healthcare provider: the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH), which represents the largest teaching hospitals in New Jersey, including the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Cooper Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center and Jersey City Medical Center, as well as other premier teaching facilities, announces a partnership with Medversant LLC (www.medversant.com) that institutes continuous monitoring of physician and staff credentials. Medversant's MedMonitored(TM) Badge indicates an ongoing healthcare professional certification monitoring program which protects patients and healthcare organizations from issues that arise from providers who practice with suspended, expired, or revoked licenses.
Richard Goldstein, M.D., president of New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals and former New Jersey State Commissioner of Health from 1983-1986 states, "Patients should feel confident that that they are receiving medical care from professionals who carry complete and current credentials. Our relationship with Medversant ensures this level of vigilance, and allows patients to walk into one of our hospitals, see the red and blue MedMonitored(TM) Badge, and know they are going to receive the best care possible from licensed professionals."
"Medversant's MedMonitored(TM) Badge symbolizes a giant step for patient safety, with continuous monitoring of the privileges, licenses, and credentials of all listed care providers," says Matt Haddad, CEO of Medversant, LLC, the nation's leading provider of continuously monitored Web-based credentials verification solutions for hospitals, health insurance plans, and other health-care settings, "The MedMonitored Badge(TM) is one aspect of Medversant's leading role in moving our healthcare system beyond outdated paper-based processes and making patient safety a priority."
Haddad says institutions that display the MedMonitored(TM) Badge on their Web sites, premises or provider directory differentiate themselves as more quality focused.
"The Badge signifies a superior level of dedication to achieving enhanced patient safety," adds Haddad. "There has never been a more accurate or cost-effective way to verify credentials, including restrictions, sanctions, and license expirations. Every patient is deserving of this service."
About The New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals
Founded in 1986 to recognize the unique nature and special needs of teaching hospitals, New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals (NJCTH) is the State's premier teaching hospital network. This non-profit consortium consists of Atlantic Health System, Cooper Health System, Meridian Health, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Somerset Medical Center, UMDNJ-University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Warren Hospital. Visit www.njcth.org for more information.
Medversant LLC is the nation's leading provider of continuously monitored Web-based credentials verification solutions for hospitals, health insurance plans, nursing homes, outpatient centers and other health-care settings. Medversant provides a software tool that is highly efficient, cost-effective and an accurate solution for provider database management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Medversant can be reached at (213) 291-6139 or www.medversant.com.