Philadelphia, PA — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of SK&A healthcare provider data to its platform. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to accelerate impact.

With historical coverage available, SK&A provides the most complete data on practice size, purchasing, National Provider Identifier records, electronic records management usage, and much more.


“We are pleased to add SK&A healthcare data to WRDS,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “With expanded growth in the healthcare sector, SK&A offers WRDS researchers critically important data and will be very useful to our subscribers across a range of fields.”

  • Access doctor and practice specialties, including independent and hospital-affiliated
  • Utilize NPI as an identifier for linking
  • Track Hospital affiliations and ownership
  • Identify electronic medical record (EMR) usage
  • Review news reports of merger and acquisition activity


  • 1 million+ records across 90 specialties and affiliations with 480,000+ healthcare facilities nationwide
  • 115+ fields of data
  • Access to Physician-identifiable records (National Provider Identifier), Group practice and ownership information (hospital or health system)

“Through our comprehensive telephone survey methodology, SK&A has assumed a leading role in developing highly accurate profiles of healthcare practitioners and organizations,” said Dave Escalante, General Manager of SK&A. “We are pleased to offer our data resources and intelligence through the respected WRDS portal to address the information needs of university researchers, analysts, authors and other stakeholders.”

SK&A data in recent research

SK&A data is being used across a range of research projects examining the healthcare sector.

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) could help pharma marketers reach doctors, P. Robles (Econsultancy)

Appointment Availability after Increases in Medicaid Payments for Primary Care, D. Polsky, Ph.D., M. Richards, M.D., Ph.D., S. Basseyn, B.A., D. Wissoker, Ph.D., G. Kenney, Ph.D., S. Zuckerman, Ph.D., and K. Rhodes, M.D


Setting the standard for data quality, SK&A (a QuintilesIMS company) is the leading provider of U.S. healthcare information solutions and research. SK&A verifies and maintains contact profiles for more than 2.2 million healthcare providers, including 800,000-plus prescribers. SK&A’s data supports research, marketing and compliance initiatives for healthcare IT, medical device, managed care, government, education and more. SK&A’s customers include many of America’s most recognized healthcare, agency and publishing institutions.


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 50,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method, WRDS Cloud, and the WRDS client server. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.


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