MPI Cleanups Don’t Have to be Painful

Thought Leadership

It’s our goal at Verato to make MPI cleanups a thing of the past. It’s time to stop performing regular cleanups of your master patient index (MPI) technology.

Whether you match and link your patient data using the MPI module found in your EHR, or whether you use an enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology, there is a powerful new technology called Referential Matching that you can simply “plug in” to your EHR or EMPI to automatically find and resolve its missed matches and duplicate records—eliminating the need to perform regular cleanups of your MPI. This simple plug-in can even work in real time to prevent duplicates from being created in the first place.

This plug-in is called Verato Auto-Steward™, and it works continuously—using Referential Matching technology to automatically find and resolve missed matches and duplicate records that even the most sophisticated EHR and EMPI technologies will never find. Verato Auto-Steward plugs into any EHR or EMPI technology, including those from Epic®, Cerner®, eClinicalWorks®, IBM® Initiate, Mirth®, and NextGate®.

Referential Matching technology isn’t simply a better algorithm—it is a completely new approach to patient matching technology that is a quantum leap more accurate than EHR and EMPI technologies.

Rather than directly comparing the demographic data from two patient records to see if those records match, Verato Referential Matching technology instead matches that demographic data to its comprehensive and continuously-updated reference database of identities. This proprietary database contains over 300 million identities spanning the entire U.S. population, and each identity contains a complete profile of demographic data spanning a 30-year history. It is essentially a pre-built answer key for all patient demographic data.

By matching records to this database instead of to each other, Verato can make matches that conventional patient matching technologies could never make—even patient records containing demographic data that is out-of-date, incomplete, incorrect, or different.

Contact us to learn how we can help you prevent duplicates from being created with Verato Auto-Steward—enabling you to stop cleaning your MPI once and for all.