tomorrow's msp is you.

In this age of digitalization, all sectors of the healthcare arena are experiencing disruptions from technology and innovation. With this change comes the pressing need for a professional evolution—an evolution of the MSP.  



MSPs are the gatekeepers of patient safety, ensuring quality care through the credentialing and privileging of healthcare providers in an ever-changing industry. MSPs must be ready to innovate and adapt to new responsibilities, motivated to expand our knowledge, and most importantly focused on the future of patient safety.

NAMSS believes in the longevity, importance and relevance of the MSP profession and pledges to stand by you, to assist MSPs in future-proofing your careers with more competencies, more resources, more networking opportunities, and more ways to learn.

What is NAMSS Doing?

NEW Over the last 18 months, NAMSS has been conducting an in-depth assessment of the role of MSPs in the healthcare industry. This assessment gives a detailed look at the current and future landscape of the profession, core responsibilities, skillsets, and knowledge as defined by the feedback and responses of MSPs across the country, including a Job Task Analysis (JTA), member surveys, focus groups, and interviews. We are proud to share the culmination of our analysis and study —Defining Tomorrow’s MSP: The Future of the Medical Services Profession.

The Future of the Medical Services Profession Report and accompanying Fact Sheet are pivotal resources to help you, as valued gatekeepers of patient safety, become Tomorrow’s MSP. Use these resources to:

  • Understand the current landscape of the profession.
  • Educate yourself about the core competencies needed as you progress through your career.
  • Recognize the essential skillsets you will need to meet new challenges head-on.

You are Tomorrow’s MSP! 

Click on the links below to view and download The Future of the Medical Services Profession Report and Fact Sheet.

Defining Tomorrow’s MSP: The Future of the Medical Services Profession



The Future of the Medical Services Profession Fact Sheet 


  • Moving forward, NAMSS will educate our members and relevant stakeholders on the need to stay competent, qualified, and relevant in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
  • NAMSS will introduce new tools, programs and resources to assist YOU – TOMORROW’S MSP.
  • Research and development continues and YOU will have a chance to participate in this process.
  • Stay tuned and watch for more NAMSS announcements on this important initiative! 

Tomorrow's MSP Downloads

Tomorrow’s MSP Poster – Hang the Tomorrow’s MSP poster up in your office and showcase the future of your department and the profession!

Postcard – Write an inspiring message to an employee and send a Tomorrow's MSP postcard to a fellow MSP you met at the NAMSS Educational Conference & Convention. Download the Tomorrow’s MSP postcard to share Tomorrow’s MSP with your peers.

Tomorrow's MSP Zoom Background - Enhance your meetings with the Tomorrow's MSP Zoom Background and show that you are prepared for the future of patient safety and your career as an MSP.  To add your Tomorrow’s MPS virtual background to Zoom, save the file to your Downloads folder. Launch Zoom and open Settings. Select Virtual Background. On this screen, use the + icon to add the image from your downloads. If your image is reversed when you add it to Zoom, make sure to deselect “mirror my video” under your Video settings.

Tomorrow’s MSP Podcast – The Tomorrow’s MSP Podcast serves as a new medium where medical services professionals and industry experts can contribute their voices about popular topics, including the impacts of artificial intelligence, MSP core competencies, department advocacy, leadership and more. Through this new podcast, NAMSS takes insights to the airwaves as part of its ongoing pledge to ensure members stay current in their education in order to become Tomorrow’s MSP.

MSP Minute – The MSP Minute video series offers bite-sized perspectives from MSPs on a variety of trending topics. These short videos contribute to NAMSS’ comprehensive content platform to help MSPs evolve in a changing industry and stay informed in order to become Tomorrow’s MSP.


YOU are the future! NAMSS pledges to stand by you, because together we can build our tomorrow.