Augmenting Your EMPI Solution with Address Verification Technology
Using address verification and standardization to improve patient identification across the enterprise
Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has become an extremely data-rich environment. Electronic health records (EHRs), practice management tools, revenue cycle management systems, and patient-facing technologies have merged to create a complex web of digital data surrounding every step of the care process.
Patient matching and identification problems happen frequently, despite efforts to verify and manage identities at regular intervals throughout the patient journey. The problem not only endangers patient safety and an organization’s reputation but contributes to needless waste and inefficiencies. The financial impact of patient misidentification is substantial—costing the average hospital $1.5 million and the U.S. healthcare system more than $6 billion dollars annually.
The solution may lie in implementing proven tools as Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) platforms, in combination with address verification technology, to improve the patient identification and matching process.
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