Source Dataset Requirements for Healthcare Providers

You align your source data with the industry-standard schema for healthcare provider data that is supplied by this template.

The healthcare providers template includes a predefined, standardized schema for healthcare provider data. The mastering flow for data products produced by this template includes a schema mapping step in which you identify how columns in your source datasets correspond to the attributes in the supplied schema.

To prepare, review the general Requirements for Source Datasets. Then, identify the column or columns in each of your source datasets that you will map to the attributes in the healthcare providers schema. After you map your source data fields to these attributes, Tamr Cloud can enrich your data and consolidate similar records into entities.

The table below describes these attributes and explains which are:

  • Required: The Schema Mapping step will be marked as incomplete and you cannot run the flow until you map source columns to these attributes.
  • Recommended: For optimal data quality, enrichment, and clustering results, map source columns to these attributes.
  • Optional: These attributes have minimal impact on your clustering and enrichment results. If your source data includes columns that match these attributes, map them to include that source data in your completed data product.
Unified Attribute Description Type
address_line_1 Line 1 of the provider’s address. Recommended
address_line_2 Line 2 of the provider's address. Optional
city City of the provider’s address. Recommended
country Country of the providers’s address. Optional
credentials The provider's credentials. Optional
first_name The provider's first name. Required
gender The provider's gender. Optional
last_name The provider's last name. Required
middle_name The provider's middle name. Optional
name_suffix The provider's suffix, such as Jr. or Senior. Optional
organization_name The name of the provider's organization. Optional
phone_number The provider's phone number. Optional
postal_code Postal (zip) code of the provider’s address Optional
primaryKey The primary key used in the source dataset to uniquely identify each record. See About Primary Keys for more information. Required
provider_specialty The provider's specialty. Recommended
region The region of the provider’s address, such as the state or territory. Recommended
trusted_id A non-unique key, such as a provider identification number used by your internal systems. The clustering model always clusters together records that have the same trusted_id. If your data does not include identifiers that represent a definite match, do not map any columns to trusted_id. Optional

Tip: You can also add attributes to the unified schema and map columns that you want to include in the mastered data product to them. The template does not use these additional attributes as part of the mastering process.