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