Webinar: Improving Patient Record Matching
On July 16, Michael Nelson, DPM, VP of Healthcare Strategy and Business Development for Equifax Identity and Fraud Solutions, will conduct a CHIME College Live Presentation on the topic of improving patient data matching as a key for health information exchange.
Accurate and complete patient personal and health information is required to meet industry requirements for improved patient safety, better outcomes, more effective patient engagement, and reduced healthcare costs. In addition, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified accurate patient record matching as a core building block for achieving true interoperability.
Healthcare organizations have invested in implementing Master Patient Index (MPI) solutions to bring together patient records from disparate systems so that both practitioners and downstream systems, such as billing, have a complete view of the patient’s current medical services and history. In spite of the widespread deployment of MPIs, the industry duplicate medical record rate remains at an unacceptably high average of 8% and is significantly greater for larger organizations and health information exchanges according to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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