HCA Healthcare UK’s campaign ‘Improving data transparency’ has consistently called for independent healthcare providers such as ourselves to be measured in the same way as the NHS.
We are delighted welcome the NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network who will be working in collaboration with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, and the Care Quality Commission for integration of independent healthcare data within NHS systems.
We look forward to working collaboratively with all partners in this project to dismantle the barriers standing in the way of independent hospital groups submitting data to NHS audits, databases and registries.
Dr Cliff Bucknall, Chief Medical Officer said; ‘We welcome this announcement, it’s good news for patients and clinicians to ensure transparency across all patient pathways no matter where the care is delivered.’
Tim Cross, Director of Clinical Information & Analytics, said; ‘Achieving data alignment will help support patients across the whole healthcare eco-system, enhancing the practice of medicine and furthering the improvement of human life.’