Due to our industry knowledge and our central role, the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) rely on Healthcode to capture and provide core data for benchmarking the independent sector.
We also provide mapping of the various procedure coding systems used in private healthcare to that used by the NHS (OPCS4.6), allowing direct comparison of activity and quality.
PHIN exists to collect and publish information about private and independent healthcare, including quality indicators, to help patients make informed choices. PHIN is a not-for-profit organisation funded by participating healthcare providers - its members.
PHIN receives data from its member organisations via Healthcode, taken from administrative and billing systems, clinical reporting, and submissions to the NHS and regulators. PHIN uses this data to create information designed to be as useful as possible to patients. Currently, PHIN publish information covering 160 hospitals and over 1 million patient admissions each year.