By Daniel Cidon – Discussion around unique patient identifiers took center stage during the 2020 ONC annual meeting in Washington D.C. recently. Consensus among panelists, which included a diverse range of industry stakeholders, was that…Read More
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.
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change.
By Gevik Nalbandian – Patient matching issues that result in duplicate records cost hospitals $1.5M a year, at an average of $1,950 per patient, and the U.S. healthcare system over $6 billion annually, according to a new survey by Black Book Research.