October 2, 2018
The CalHIPSO Fall Webinar series will kick off on Wednesday, September 26th from Noon-1pm with a presentation Titled: “An industry-wide solution: IHA and the statewide Provider Directory Utility (PDU) initiative.” CalHIPSO will be joined on this webinar by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), who is managing the development of the PDU.
Patients rely on provider directories to make important choices about their care, yet maintaining accurate directories remains a tough operational challenge. To solve this problem, the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) is working with CalHIPSO and many other stakeholders statewide to develop and implement a single, centralized cloud-based platform: the California Provider Directory Utility (PDU). The PDU will simplify the provider directory management process and decrease the administrative burden while enabling health plans and providers to meet requirements set by California’s SB137.
IHA is currently collaborating with select health plans, provider organizations and independent practices in a soft launch of the PDU. Statewide rollout of the utility is expected to begin in 2019.