BLOCKCHAIN FOR PROVIDER DATA MANAGEMENT

Provider data is the foundation of provider directories, and it is referenced and relied upon during the claims adjudication process. For years, the industry has struggled with maintaining accurate and uniform provider data, a result of physicians moving locations, joining new networks, and adjusting care offerings. Blockchains could be used to support a new kind of master data management system for provider data, both internally at a payer, and externally across multiple payers.

Andrew Beal, Blockchain & Distributed Infrastructure, Ernst & Young LLP
Daniel Gietl, Senior Principal, Ernst & Young LLP