Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my esteemed and dear colleagues! I wish to send some love your way this year and address something that all of you should bear in mind throughout the year – the many different trends that are just on the horizon for 2013!
Technology will play an even more pivotal part in 2013. You will find that credentialing and practitioner evaluation will become more electronic in the efforts of going green, and privileging and meeting management will become even more simplified. Now more than ever, it is crucial to have at least a basic grasp of technology and to be able to employ it in your career successfully every single day.
On the same note, you will probably find more and more credentialing software features this year. Keep an eye out for improvements on privileging, performance improvement and peer review, and application/payor enrollment.
Teamwork is always an essential element in your line of work, and collaboration will be even more emphasized in 2013. Look for even more collaboration and consolidation of services in the areas of recruitment, credentialing, privileging, application and payor enrollment, orientation, and performance improvement, specifically in the Medical Staff Services Department.
Finally, remember to not be too complacent in your career. Always, always do your best to get involved and learn something new every day! Get your head in the game by listening to an inspirational, experienced speaker; have lunch with a veteran colleague and pick their brain for ideas, or simply take it upon yourself to read more and learn more about your industry and receive more training and education so that you may be even more beneficial to those around you.
Remember, as columnist Frank Tyger says, “Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you!” I hope this inspires you to get out there and be even more exceptional in your industry this year!