Provincial Provider Registry

With the development of new technology, both public and private sectors have learned to change the way they operate. They make use of a broad range of products designed to help their businesses run more smoothly. Alberta Health is no exception.

The Provincial Provider Registry is an important tool that will enhance business and administrative practices and improve health services in Alberta.

About the Provincial Provider Registry

Alberta Health has started collecting and storing core information about every regulated health service provider in the province through the Provincial Provider Registry (PPR). This includes information such as: name, date of birth, gender, license or registration number, credentials, practice status, and conditions and specializations.

This initiative will serve as a centralized source of truth concerning all of the regulated health service providers that are employed in the provincial healthcare system. It is designed to play an important role in healthcare by providing:

  • A complete record of health service provider data for Alberta Health and Wellness to use in provincial workforce planning;
  • A consistent database that will allow AHW to monitor workforce trends and address pending shortages in certain specialties or skills;
  • A single up-to-date record for use by Alberta Health Services; and
  • Authentication and authorization of health service providers for systems such as the Alberta Netcare Electronic Health Record. As a key component of Alberta Netcare, the PPR contributes to the seamless sharing of patient health information, resulting in increased patient safety and better patient care.

More information

If you have questions or comments, please email the Provincial Provider Registry at: Provider.Registry@gov.ab.ca.