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.Read More
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.
For data to have integrity, one patient must have one longitudinal health record throughout the system. So how are we solving the challenge today? I have gathered up articles and resources from our network to answer that question. After all we are The Answers Network!
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, announced that Healthix, the largest public HIE in the country, will replace its previous EMPI system with the Verato Universal™ MPI to improve its patient matching as part of its move to a HITRUST-certified cloud infrastructure.
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 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.
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…
By Steven Posnack – At this year’s Health Datapalooza 2017, Adam Culbertson (HIMSS Innovator in Residence at ONC) and I gave a five minute “coming attraction” presentation about a patient matching algorithm challenge ONC will launch in June.