The Role of the Board in Medical Staff Credentialing

This webinar from governance expert Jamie Orlikoff, explores the hospital board’s crucial responsibility for medical staff credentialing – one of the most difficult governance functions to perform effectively, and one of the most important board responsibilities for patient quality and safety.  Become comfortable with the basics of credentialing and how to effectively oversee it to both protect patients and to assure fair, thorough and consistent treatment of physicians.  Trustees will acquire a better understanding of the different but related processes involved in appointment and reappointment or physicians to the medical staff, and the delineation of clinical privileges.  This webinar will help board members gain confidence in their capacity to work in partnership with the medical staff to set a high bar for quality and safety.


Jamie Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, organizational development, and risk management. He is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and Health Forum.  Jamie has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over thirty years.  He has consulted with hospitals and health systems in eleven countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of quality, safety and strategy.  He has worked extensively on improving the relationships between boards, medical staffs, and management.  He is the author of 15 books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college, and civic boards. Jamie has served as a member of the Virginia Mason Health System Board in Seattle, WA, and chair of their Governance Committee.