IQ Master Patient Index Clean-up
Customizing services to guide the process of ensuring reliable and consistent MPIs
Delivering Accurate, Comprehensive Patient Data
Ensuring patient identity is serious business. Positively identifying a patient and matching his/her correct medical record is a foundation of effective healthcare. Physicians/providers rely on the data contained in patients’ medical records to make critical treatment decisions and deliver quality care as efficiently as possible. Given the multiple patient entry points within a health system — hospitals, clinics, and physician offices — coupled with the growing number of health system mergers and acquisitions, patient misidentification opportunities are numerous.
Duplicate medical record numbers and patient identification errors negatively impact patient care, healthcare delivery, and risk dangerous and costly consequences that can lead to:
- Jeopardized patient safety
- Risk of medical errors due to missing information
- Decreased revenue cycle efficiency
An accurate and consistent Master Patient Index (MPI) is vital to ensuring each patient’s proper identification. In the MPI, a patient’s complete medical record is linked to the patient, helping to ensure that the right care is delivered to the right patient.
Referential Matching Technology – A Smart and Agile Approach
Referential matching uses a cutting-edge approach and advanced algorithms for patient matching. It has proven to be more accurate than EHR and EMPI technologies alone. Rather than directly comparing the demographic data from two patient records to identify a match, Referential matching technology matches demographic data to its comprehensive and continuously-updated reference database of identities.
Referential matching is designed to find and resolve missed matches and duplicate records. The “plug-in” works continuously and can be executed in real-time to prevent duplicates from being created.
Referential Matching supports and augments EHR and EMPI matching technologies in order to offer a combined approach that more accurately identifies duplicate records and is designed to prevent patient misidentification.
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