A cornerstone of quality healthcare is the ability to reliably match and link patient information collected from disparate sources. Typically, a Master Patient Index (MPI) is created or acquired to meet this need and various strategies within the MPI are used to match records or de-duplicate sets of records that appear to have the same patient represented more than once.
Heightened awareness of MPI patient data integrity in the context of achieving optimal outcomes, lower costs, and more effective coordination of care prompted RightPatient® to partner with a leading credit rating agency and combine their technologies to offer a comprehensive solution that ensures data integrity sustainability. To date, this marks the first complete solution that addresses the urgent need to clean duplicate medical records and implement a patient identification solution that ensures data is kept clean in the future. Our de-duplication and keying functionality offers distinctive value and benefits over traditional de-duplication services including:
|Functions and Benefits of De-Duplication|
|De-dupe MPI using free non-biased referential big data analysis through credit bureau partners||Offers the most accurate representation of duplicate medical records within MPI|
|Analyze MPI for unique identities and assign key||Improves patient safety with more accurate linkage of medical records within a network or across disparate providers|
|Accurately aggregate a patient’s federated health data within a network||Complies with data sharing regulations across a health information exchange (HIE)|
|Implementation of RightPatient® patient ID platform following duplicate medical record analysis||Provides opportunity to sustain future patient data integrity across an MPI, establishes positive patient ID for insurance eligibility and verification and coordination of benefits and reimbursement|
Since most healthcare providers underestimate the amount of duplicate medical records in their MPIs, this solution provides the opportunity to receive a third party non-biased duplicate medical record analysis and an opportunity to implement a best-of-breed biometric patient identification solution to sustain high levels of patient data integrity.
RightPatient® offers the chance for healthcare facilities to accurately aggregate a patient’s federated data, provides positive patient ID for insurance eligibility verification and coordination of benefits and reimbursement, mitigates the risk of malpractice due to incomplete medical records, eliminates ongoing MPI clean-up costs, and allows providers to better coordinate care delivery.