whitePaper | June 1, 2012
The document that follows recommends National Healthcare Industry Representative (HCIR) Standards to ensure a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and guests while in healthcare facilities. Contained within the Standards are primary categories of HCIRs and business partners including articulation of the credentialing requirements for each. To clarify, there are additional business partners, e.g. contract labor, agencies providing post-acute care, etc. that do not fall within the Joint Commission definition of an HCIR and whose access may not be actively managed within the HCOs oversight processes. The following recommendations reflect the April 2012 Joint Commission publication providing clarification on the definition of an HCIR.