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Health Providers Collaborate on Improving Databases

The Provider Data Action Alliance has a plan to improve provider data accuracy

Health databases are often quite complex and collectively represent both a major cost for healthcare providers and an area that is prone to significant errors.

But a new industry initiative—along with a new report produced by that initiative—hopes to tackle these problems where they arise.

The Provider Data Action Alliance, a group of more than 20 healthcare industry leaders organized by the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), wants to improve both the workflow of provider data and its accuracy. In its new reportAn Industry Roadmap for Provider Data, the alliance specifies five recommendations for the provider ecosystem, including industry buy-in, a nonprofit governance structure, a standardized initial data set, engagement with regulators, and a formal measurement regimen.

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