NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) are jointly leading the Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt) which has been created in order to integrate private healthcare data into NHS systems so that private healthcare data is recorded in the say was as NHS data in England.
Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, said: “Earlier this year, I asked NHS Digital and PHIN to work together to ensure that we can see the same standards of transparency in the private sector as in the NHS. The result has been the ADAPt programme, which will drive improvements in data collection and help patients and others understand more about the quality of care. This will be an important, practical step in taking forward the safety agenda in the independent sector.”
“NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) are jointly leading the Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt).“
Sarah Wilkinson, NHS digital chief executive, said: “Integrating data from private suppliers into NHS systems will improve the completeness of records for patients whose care is split across private and NHS providers. This will improve safety, efficacy and convenience for these patients. In addition it will provide insights into patient outcomes in the private sector and how they compare to the NHS. These insights will help increase standards of care in both sectors.”