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MEDEC Supports the HSCN Standard for Vendor Credentialing in Canada

MEDEC understands the desire by some healthcare institutions to implement credentialing requirements in order to coordinate admission to certain areas of their facilities by suppliers and external contractors.

In Canada, the process of collecting and storing data for any credentialing system is influenced by a number of laws in the areas of privacy and human rights. These legal considerations, as well as the awareness of issues involving the vendor credentialing experience in the U.S., led to the effort to establish a vendor credentialing standard in Canada.

MEDEC has fully endorsed the HSCN National Standard for Vendor Credentialing in Canada.  It’s an efficient, effective, and reasonable solution that allows for healthcare providers who have adopted the standard to log onto a password protected website in order to view attestations by vendor companies who have completed the requirements of the Standard, which include elements that deal with a variety of things such as immunizations and training.

MEDEC Position Paper in Support of the HSCN National Standard for Vendor Credentialing

For more information about the HSCN National Standard for Vendor Credentialing, please visit:


MEDEC also encourages our members to consider becoming members of HSCN, as it's a highly valuable forum that brings together both suppliers and providers.

For more info about joining HSCN, click here.



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Medtech Canada is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our association advocates for achieving patient access to leading edge, innovative technology solutions that provide valuable outcomes. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our health care system. The medical technology industry in Canada employs over 35,000 Canadians in approximately 1,500 facilities across the country.

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