New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) Engages Verato for Patient Matching Services
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, announced today that the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), a not-for-profit organization that is working with the New York State Department of Health to lead the advancement of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), will use Verato AUTO-STEWARD, a service on the next-generation Verato Universal™ MPI (master patient index) platform. Verato AUTO-STEWARD will automate the process for difficult potential matches that the SHIN-NY’s existing MPI has flagged for manual review and resolution by a data steward and will enhance patient matching accuracy and efficiency.
The SHIN-NY is a “network of networks” that links New York’s eight qualified entities (QEs) throughout the state. Each QE operates its own network that—with patient consent—facilitates the exchange of electronic health records between participating providers in its community. Through the SHIN-NY network, the QEs’ participants are able to exchange records with each other. Combined, the SHIN-NY’s eight QEs connect nearly all of the hospitals in New York State, thousands of medical providers, and represent millions of people who live in or receive care in New York.
“Accurate patient matching is critical to the SHIN-NY’s mission of improving healthcare through the exchange of health information whenever and where needed,” said Valerie Grey, Executive Director, NYeC. “Partnering with Verato will augment our existing patient matching capabilities and more efficiently provide clinicians with real-time health data to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.”
As part of a multi-year subscription, the Verato platform will integrate with SHIN-NY’s existing enterprise MPI (eMPI) to automatically process and resolve records the eMPI has flagged as potential duplicates requiring manual review by a data steward. Using its revolutionary “Referential Matching” approach, Verato is able to match records that conventional eMPI’s could never match. This is because Referential Matching leverages an extensive self-learning database of demographic data spanning the entire US as an “answer key” for patient matching questions. The Verato Universal MPI platform is cloud-based and HITRUST certified, making implementation secure, quick and easy.
“We know that matching records within one health system is hard enough, with typical duplicate rates as high as 20%,” said Mark LaRow, CEO, Verato. “Matching across an entire state is a whole other story. As the patient matching challenge reaches this scale, it also becomes much more important to be very accurate. Organizations with patient matching challenges at this scale have found that leveraging the Verato Referential Matching approach typically results in a huge uplift in the ROI of their existing patient matching technologies and also leads to better care outcomes for the populations they serve.”
Verato offers a cloud-based matching platform that links and matches identities across disparate databases or organizations with the highest accuracy rates in the industry. Verato leverages an extensive self-learning database of U.S. identities as a reference, or universal “answer key.” And because it is cloud-based, the Verato platform is less expensive, faster to implement, and more scalable than traditional matching technology. Verato is based in McLean, VA. For more information, visit www.verato.com.