By Andy Aroditis – The COVID-19 crisis has exposed a painful number of deficiencies in our nation’s healthcare system, from shortages of protective personal equipment to insufficient emergency and intensive care capacity.Read More
By Daniel Cidon – Established in nearly every state across the nation, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are used to track the prescribing, dispensing and use of opioids and other controlled substances.
By Daniel Cidon – On June 12, the nation’s longtime ban on a universal patient identifier was overturned in a landmark decision by the House. While the Foster-Kelly Amendment to remove Section 510 still needs approval by the Senate to become law, it nevertheless is…
By Andy Aroditis – Inaccurate patient identification is not only a major impediment to interoperability and patient safety, but a massive burden financially—costing the U.S. healthcare system over $6 billion annually.
By Daniel Cidon – Healthcare executives charged with managing patient data today face a dual challenge of building an EMPI that maintains accurate, up-to-date medical records for every individual and collecting both structured and unstructured health information stored and spread throughout fragmented systems.
Nebraska’s HIE, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative, has taken a crucial step in becoming the source for population health data for Nebraska providers by deploying a strong patient identity matching strategy.
By Nick Orser – No matter what patient matching technology you use, and no matter what vendor it is from, it uses fundamentally the same approach to patient matching as every other technology. This is true whether you use the built-in master patient index or an enterprise master patient index product.
The Sequoia Project announced the results of a multi-year effort of a diverse stakeholder workgroup to examine and revise best practices for patient matching between health information exchange partners.
By Stephanie St. Thomas – One of the biggest new product announcements splashes of this year so far was Apple’s announcement of a new Personal Health Record (PHR) — called Apple Health Records — which would allow users to aggregate their existing patient-generated data…