Act with Confidence During Public Health Emergencies: Shoring Up Patient Data Gaps

Health disasters can amplify the risk for errors in medical care when patient records aren’t matched to the correct individual—from incorrect or missed diagnoses to unnecessary testing. 

During today’s coronavirus pandemic, for example, there’s been a surge in the number of people seeking testing and treatment in EDs. This has instigated an “all hands-on deck” call to support increased volumes, and the demand for rapid response.

Taking a proactive, data-driven approach to identity matching and resolution would help organizations strengthen record-matching capabilities and improve readiness for health disasters.

Our latest with MedCityNews discusses how healthcare organizations can take immediate steps to act with confidence during public health emergencies.