DALLAS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliCentrics, Inc., a leader in operational security and compliance management services, introduces Reptrax Background Checks, a customized background check that matches screening criteria with roles and responsibilities. The background checks are integrated with the Reptrax vendor credentialing service, making it easier for health care organizations to ensure vendors and service representatives meet their security requirements.
"Hospitals have countless streams of people walking in and out of their facility every day. To improve security and protect their patients, hospitals need to know who these visitors are and why they are there," said Eli Spirer, executive vice president of IntelliCentrics. "Reptrax Background Checks help simplify this process by providing comprehensive screenings that are integrated with the Reptrax credentialing service and uploaded automatically."
Reptrax Background Checks go back seven years and include the following:
- An SSN Verification to establish the person's identity and uncover previous addresses
- A Nationwide Criminal Database check
- A search of the Nationwide Sex Offender Registry
- County criminal court searches, conducted by hand, for felonies and misdemeanors directly at the courthouses
Hospitals can customize the screenings to meet their needs. There are four role-specific background checks — General Access, Pharmaceutical, Administration and Patient Care Areas — and each check is based on criteria that are relevant to that service. For example, an individual visiting the Administration area of a hospital would be checked for an embezzlement criminal history, while an individual visiting a Patient Care Area would not.
In addition, Reptrax Background Checks provide vendors and service representatives with a convenient and affordable way to get the background screening they need to meet hospital security requirements. The information is automatically uploaded, to streamline the credentialing process.
Unlike services that offer "instant" criminal background checks, Reptrax Background Checks do not rely solely on nationwide database information. Instead, a researcher will go directly to the information source, such as a courthouse, to confirm a criminal record is accurate. This isn't just a "best practice," it is a requirement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and is a step often overlooked by many background screening vendors.
The background checks are conducted by Backgrounds Online, a leader in providing pre-employment and criminal background checks.
About IntelliCentrics, Inc.
IntelliCentrics specializes in delivering operational security and compliance management services which are determined by an individual's privilege to enter specific areas in a given facility. With a dedication to safety and innovation, IntelliCentrics works with experts in a variety of fields to deliver comprehensive security plans. IntelliCentrics, Inc. owns and operates Reptrax, the requested and referenced standard for healthcare vendor credentialing. For more information, visit www.intellicentrics.com/.
SOURCE IntelliCentrics, Inc.