The healthcare industry’s main goal is to treat patients. In order to accomplish this, however, it faces many challenges in the face of compliance requirements. This issue becomes even more prominent when considering that the system is resource-stressed.
Healthcare companies and medical practitioners are already burned with so many other aspects of the workflow to handle, that having to deal with CLM (contract lifecycle management) can become too much.
Healthcare contract management refers to managing and administering agreements and documents within the industry in an efficient manner. This process involves the creation, negotiation, execution, and ongoing management of contracts between healthcare organizations, providers, vendors, and other stakeholders. Contract managers in healthcare have to control costs, maintain relationships, make sure of compliance, and optimize workflow efficiency.
Contract lifecycle management software refers to specialized solutions designed to facilitate and automate the contract management processes specific to the healthcare industry. These contract management systems are tailor-made to meet the unique needs and requirements of physicians, patients, provider agreements, and data security.
The software is also intended to account for compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, JCAHO, and Medicare.