What is an enterprise master patient index?

Coordinated care is more important than ever to ensure the best health outcomes – that’s why patients need to consult with multiple providers within an evergrowing network. Each of these facilities might very well have disparate databases.

An enterprise master patient index (EMPI) is used by healthcare organizations to ensure that patient data is clean and accurate among the various databases it links to across departments or facilities. It makes sure that the patient data is unique with no duplicates present in the system.