From marketing and sales to data management, the relationships health payers have with healthcare providers are vital to their business. However, as physicians shift specialties and change affiliations, it’s all too easy to lose track of them.

Consider the fact that the average healthcare provider database changes 2 to 3 percent monthly, translating to 24 to 36 percent data degradation annually. What’s more, 5 percent of providers change their status each year, while 30 percent change their hospital affiliations and 20 percent move to a new location.

Thirty percent of all records in databases also feature dirty data, with:

  • 30 percent of unclean records suffering from data corruption
  • 25 percent featuring duplicates
  • 15 percent possessing incorrect contact information

Even worse, unclean and low-quality databases can account for 15 to 20 percent loss of a company’s operating revenue.

Building up your network

Whether you need to maintain transactions, contact your network about important changes or are looking to expand the number of physicians you work with, HealthLink Dimensions has the databases you need to stay accurate and up-to-date. Consider the following lists we have available:

Physician Email: With this list, you have access to a more efficient, affordable and preferred method of contacting physicians than direct mail.

Healthcare Provider: Looking for new physicians and other healthcare providers? This list provides all key contact details for more than 2.7 million providers.

Physician Network Insight: Going further than just finding contacts, you can learn which providers are not on your network to identify potential new markets in which to conduct business.

Keeping data clean

You have to keep your data clean and up-to-date in order to maintain maximum efficiency. With this in mind, we offer Data Cleansing and Data Appending services. Inaccurate data can lead to delays in processing claims, along with increased operating costs. With our services, you can:

  • Eliminate duplicate records
  • Clean up corrupt data
  • Validate and correct contact information
  • Add new data related to a healthcare provider

Keeping abreast of change

With the constant rate of change among healthcare providers, it can be tricky not to fall behind. That’s why we offer services to make maintaining data easier:

Provider Research Portal: A clean and accurate database shouldn’t be a challenge to sort through. Our SaaS Provider Research Portal allows your employees to easily search and verify information on key physicians.

Cloud Services Web API: With any new adjustment, such as a change of address, you want to be able to update all your databases quickly and efficiently. Our real-time Web API makes it easy to pull records from our lists.