More than 10,000 practitioners have now joined technology specialist Healthcode’s project to support private practice since its launch two years ago.
Healthcode’s managing director Peter Connor said the milestone number of profiles on the Private Practice Register (PPR) meant the company was ‘well on the way’ to producing a game-changing definitive online directory for the private healthcare sector.
He added: ‘I’m confident the rest will sign up when they see how PPR will support their practice.’
PPR already offers consultants and other healthcare professionals a straightforward path into private practice by streamlining applications for private medical insurer recognition.
Practitioners complete just a single online form covering all the necessary information and select the insurers they wish to register with for recognition.
They can highlight their clinical expertise and access Healthcode electronic billing and secure messaging services to help their practice management.
PPR is tipped to be an industry-wide resource as private hospitals use it to enhance communication and efficient working with doctors and insurers.
Doctors will use it as a secure gateway to apply for practising privileges – eliminating the repetitive paperwork usually involved.