Linda Waldorf is the Government Relations Liaison for the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS). She has served in various roles with NAMSS including President in 2015. She is currently participating on the workgroup with NAMSS and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to create a telemedicine guidebook for credentialing by proxy. Other current NAMSS initiatives include the expansion of NAMSS PASS, development of a national hospital and payer credentialing application, and exploring use of Blockchain for credentialing.
Ms. Waldorf is also the Director of the Centralized Credentialing Office for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System and the Medical Staff Office for UNC Hospitals, with credentialing oversight for approximately 6,000 providers. Prior to joining UNC Health Care System, she worked for Johns Hopkins Medicine as Director of the Medical Staff Office for Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. She has written and presented on credentialing topics such as collateral consequences, going paperless, impact of ethics on organizational performance, the goodness of change and the NAMSS ideal credentialing standards. Ms. Waldorf also serves as an expert witness in negligent credentialing cases. She received her BS degree in Accounting from NC Wesleyan College.