IRVINE, Calif. — Healthcare Data Solutions on Thursday announced that they were named Concur App Center “Partner of the Year” for the second consecutive year. In 2012, HDS and Concur, a provider of spend management services, formed a partnership to deliver real-time access to HDS for Concur expense clients. The resulting cloud-based application, HDSverify for Concur Connect, allows Concur users to locate and verify healthcare provider information for spend tracking and Sunshine Act reporting.
In an effort to increase transparency of the financial interactions between physicians and healthcare vendors, the Open Payments/Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal healthcare programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals. Healthcare Data Solutions’ Concur Connect service enables users to perform expense report searches for NPI, taxonomy, state license and address data in real time.
“Healthcare Data Solutions has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to our partnership, delivering a critical app that enables Sunshine Act compliance and spend reporting for our clients across health systems, life sciences and hospitals,” stated Jigish Avalani, SVP and general manager of Platform Services at Concur. “We are pleased to recognize and award HDS for their outstanding achievements and dedication to serving our client’s compliance needs.”