July 12, 2018
Axia Women’s Health Deploys the Verato Universal™ MPI in 6 Weeks
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, announced today that Axia Women’s Health, the largest integrated OB/GYN healthcare provider in the U.S., is usingthe Verato Universal™ Master Patient Index (MPI) to improve patient matching across the organization. The Verato Universal MPI is a cloud-based service that uses a Referential Matching approach to deliver the most accurate patient matching possible at significantly less effort and cost than other MPI solutions.
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July 6, 2018
Is TEFCA Just Kicking the Can Down the Patient Matching Road?
Verato CEO Mark LaRow discusses how the 21st Century Cures Act Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) is approaching patient matching and whether the current proposal is sufficient.
Read the byline on Healthcare Analytics News.
June 28, 2018
Focal Areas for Improving Patient Matching in Provider Settings
CORHIO recently opted to integrate Verato technology into its enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology. [Morgan Honea, CEO of CORHIO] said the HIE wanted to incorporate more types of health data into the CORHIO network.
“Verato’s MPI was incredibly appealing to us because we are right now working very closely with the state and other partners to go beyond traditional health information exchange and start to work on a more social determinant longitudinal record,” Honea said. “It will include folks with housing insecurities, food insecurities, and transportation challenges.”
Read more about how Verato customer CORHIO is solving patient matching on EHR Intelligence.
June 27, 2018
The Future of Consumer MDM: Cloud, Referential Matching and Automation
The future of consumer master data management will be defined by three powerful technologies.
The first is the cloud, and in particular software-as-a-service offerings. The second is “referential matching,” a new paradigm in identity matching that maintains extremely high levels of accuracy even when consumer demographic data is out-of-date, sparse, or inconsistent across records. And the third is automation, and in particular the ability to automate stewardship or the resolution of “suspect duplicate” consumer records flagged by an MDM technology.
Read the full article by VP of Healthcare Solutions Joaquim Neto on Information Management.
June 8, 2018
Northwell on Mission to Annihilate Duplicate Patient Records
“In a development that holds promise to significantly reduce claims denials, diminish unnecessary repeat tests, and improve the patient experience, Northwell Health has tested a novel approach to reducing patient record duplication, producing results that vastly improved its performance.”
Read the full article on Health Leaders Media.
May 30, 2018
Refining Patient Matching Process for Stronger Health Data Exchange
“The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) recently made a move to improve its patient matching process. The HIE will integrate Verato technology into its enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology, in an effort to help incorporate more types of health data into the CORHIO network. Verato utilizes referential matching, which is what drew CORHIO to that option, explained CORHIO CEO Morgan Honea.”
Read the full article on EHR Intelligence.
May 24, 2018
Referential Matching: The Solution to Our Patient Matching Challenges
Accurate patient matching is becoming 10x more critical, yet 10x more challenging. This is evidenced by rising duplicate rates — from 10% a decade ago to 18% today — which have created enormous and growing costs to health systems.
The healthcare industry needs a fundamentally different approach to patient matching — and in fact this approach already exists. Organizations should harness Referential Matching technologies to instantly improve the matching of their EHRs and EMPIs.
Read the byline by Verato CEO Mark LaRow on Healthcare Analytics News.
May 22, 2018
How Improving Patient Matching Can Improve Patient Satisfaction
Problems with patient matching underlie many of the more visible portability issues a patient may see from their physician, such as receiving incomplete medical records or going into registration and having an office unable to find their medical record at all. Yet whenever there are barriers to health record portability, patients blame their doctor – not the technology. This means patient matching technologies are suddenly directly affecting patient satisfaction with their providers. Luckily, Referential Matching solutions can improve the patient matching of any EHR or master patient index (MPI) technology.
Read the byline by Director of Marketing Stephanie St. Thomas on Health Data Answers.
May 21, 2018
Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 Recent Vendor Contracts, Go-Lives
Becker’s discusses CORHIO’s contract with Verato in its roundup of recent health tech vendor contracts and go-lives. CORHIO is using Verato to improve the patient matching of its enterprise master patient index (EMPI).
Read the full article on Becker’s Hospital Review.
May 16, 2018
Colorado HIE to Improve Patient Matching with Verato
“CORHIO, a statewide health information exchange in Colorado, is expanding its core mission of enabling routine HIE transactions to now include collecting new sources of information that can help providers better understand their patients and the services they need.
“To support the mission, CORHIO first has to improve its data services and quality, and so the HIE has contracted with software vendor Verato to improve patient matching and better resolve duplicate patient entries. Resolving these types of inconsistencies will be important as the health information exchange starts collecting and using more types of data.”
Read the full article on Health Data Management.
May 15, 2018
Health Information Exchange in Colorado to Improve Patient Matching with Verato
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based patient matching and customer matching solutions, today announced that CORHIO, a leading health information exchange (HIE) covering over 5 million patients across Colorado and surrounding states, will use Verato to improve its patient matching. Verato will integrate with CORHIO’s enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology and use the power of Referential Matching to help CORHIO’s EMPI better resolve duplicates. This is especially important as CORHIO incorporates more types of health data into its network.
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April 26, 2018
The patient matching challenge
The well-publicized Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) proposal from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) contains some very good ideas. For example, providers should indeed have ready access to all health information for their patients. Patients should also have easy access to their health information wherever it resides. But one major criticism of the TEFCA proposal is that it doesn’t address how to enable the nationwide patient matching that is the cornerstone of the entire system. The current generation of matching technology will never be accurate enough to serve on a nationwide scale.
Read the article on Health Management Technology
April 25, 2018
Verato EMPI solution ranked third by Black Book™
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based patient matching and customer matching solutions, is excited to announce that Black Book™, a leading healthcare technology research company, ranked Verato third out of 27 enterprise master patient index (EMPI) vendors in its most recent list of highest-rated vendors. Black Book surveyed 1,392 health technology managers to generate its ranking of the 27 EMPI vendors.
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March 14, 2018
Verato Announces Successful Completion of SOC 2 Type II Audit
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching and customer matching solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit of its world-class matching platform. The SOC 2 Type II report was compiled by ControlCase and is issued on all five SOC 2 Trust Services Categories of Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy. Verato’s platform is already both HITRUST and PCI certified as well as HIPAA compliant. The SOC 2 Type II certification reconfirms Verato’s commitment to adhering to the highest degree of privacy and security standards for its platform and customers.
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February 28, 2018
eQHealth Solutions Selects Verato as Its Master Patient Index Solution
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enables organizations everywhere to dramatically improve their patient matching, announced today that eQHealth Solutions (eQHealth), a population health management company providing technology solutions and medical management services, will use the Verato Universal™ Master Patient Index (MPI) to ensure eQHealth achieves optimal patient matching performance without the effort required to implement or tune an on-premises MPI solution. The Verato Universal MPI is a cloud-based MPI that leverages Referential Matching to deliver the most accurate patient matching possible at significantly less effort and cost than other MPI solutions.
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February 16, 2018
Patient Matching: The Saga Continues
The electronic age in health care has ushered in many opportunities and jumpstarted nearly as many successes. It has also contributed the growth of one complex challenge that continues to confound industry stakeholders: patient matching.
Verato CEO Mark LaRow is quoted in the latest edition of For the Record, “Patient Matching: The Saga Continues.”
Read the article on For the Record.
January 25, 2018
Verato Continues Rapid Expansion in Healthcare Industry in 2017, Signs 12 New Healthcare Customers
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, announced today that the company has signed 12 new healthcare organizations as customers, capping a third straight year of substantial growth in new customers, product development and annual recurring revenue.
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January 22, 2018
Understanding the Hidden Costs of MPIs: 3 Things to Know
In this thought leadership article, Verato CEO Mark LaRow outlines the increasing pressures on patient matching technologies and how legacy master patient index (MPI) technologies have not kept pace with changing healthcare needs. Rather than compensate and deal with unexpected costs, Mark explores how a next-generation SaaS technology can help MPI technologies improve performance.
Read the article on HIT Consultant.
January 18, 2018
How One HIE is Solving its Unique Patient Matching Problem
Patient matching was a foundational challenge for Verato customer Chesapeake Regional Information System (CRISP), a regional HIE serving Maryland and the District of Columbia. David Horrocks, president of CRISP, notes that the very core of an HIE is assembling documents for a particular patient. Rajiv Leventhal of Healthcare Informatics covers why CRISP turned to Verato, and how Verato has improved patient matching for the HIE.
Read more on Healthcare Informatics.
December 14, 2017
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.
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December 7, 2017
2018 is primed for blockchain, big data and cloud computing advancements, all with a better security plan
In this Healthcare IT News article, Bill Siwicki predicts 2018 to include a move to the cloud. As he writes, provider organizations are quickly discovering that cloud-based systems can be more secure and more sophisticated than on-premises technologies. Put another way: Healthcare organizations are discovering that cloud-based systems may very well be the future. Verato CEO Mark LaRow is quoted describing the lower cost and improved security of cloud solutions.
Read the article on Healthcare IT News.
November 28, 2017
Verato Offers Patient Matching Challenge to Vynca
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based patient matching solutions including the revolutionary Verato Universal™ MPI, today announced that it is, indeed, ready to rumble — and has challenged Vynca, the winner of the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), to a head-to-head competition to see which company’s matching approach is more accurate.
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November 16, 2017
CHIME drops National Patient ID Challenge
Bill Siwicki of Healthcare IT News covered the CHIME announcement that the organization suspended the National Patient ID challenge. Along with other thought leaders, Verato CEO Mark LaRow is quoted responding to the announcement and with thoughts on a path forward for a national patient matching strategy.
Read the article on Healthcare IT News.
November 7, 2017
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) Renews Contract with Verato
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, today announced that Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), a not-for-profit regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, has renewed its contract to use the Verato Universal™ MPI to automatically process its most difficult potential matches that would otherwise have to be manually reviewed and resolved.
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October 24, 2017
Verato and Audience Acuity Announce Partnership for Enhanced Patient Matching
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based identity resolution and matching solutions, and Audience Acuity, a leading data and services company that helps organizations to identify and target online and offline audiences, jointly announced a partnership around enhancing each party’s core data assets. As part of this partnership, Verato will license Audience Acuity identity attributes, specifically emails and other digital identifiers, to expand its own reference database to assist with matching and resolving identities.
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September 27, 2017
Automated patient matching boosts efficiency at Healthix
Patient matching was a significant issue for Verato partner Healthix, the largest public health information exchange in the country serving the greater New York metropolitan area. The Verato Universal MPI, featuring automated patient matching and data stewardship capabilities, quickly matched identities for Healthix’ most difficult matches and boosted efficiency.
Read more on Health Data Management.
June 30, 2017
Verato Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching and master patient index (MPI) solutions, today announced the infrastructure and cloud environments supporting the Verato Universal™ MPI, LINK™, Auto-Steward™, Validate™ and Enrich™, have earned Certified status for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. With the HITRUST CSF Certified Status, these Verato solutions meet key healthcare regulations and requirements for protecting and securing sensitive private healthcare information.
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June 21, 2017
New York City Achieves Successful HIE Integration with Help from Verato
Verato partner Healthix, the largest public HIE in the country, recently integrated with the private HIEs of two major integrated delivery systems, Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Health System. Serving 22 million patients combined, Verato plays a critical role in helping to resolve some of the most difficult match decisions for 10,000 daily patient encounters in near real-time. Read the full article on this data sharing accomplishment in HealthData Management here.
June 1, 2017
Verato® and Forcare Partner to Provide Tightly Integrated, Best-of-Breed Health Information Exchange Solution
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching and master patient index (MPI) solutions, today announced a partnership with Forcare, a leading provider of health information exchange (HIE) solutions. The partnership will enable healthcare organizations that pursue a best-of-breed technology strategy to rapidly deploy an end-to-end HIE platform that includes a best-in-class MPI. In doing so, organizations can address the full range of challenges surrounding information exchange — from efficiently storing and exchanging clinical data to ensuring that the correct data is linked to the correct patient at the time of exchange.
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May 31, 2017
Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange Deploys Verato Universal™ MPI
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching and master patient index (MPI) solutions, today announced that Rio Grande Valley Health Information Exchange (RGV HIE), a trusted leader in secure patient-centric health information exchange in Texas, will leverage the Verato Universal™ MPI to better match and link patient records across its participating providers.
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May 11, 2017
Verato® Joins the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative Partner Program
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching and master patient index (MPI) solutions, today announced it has joined the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), the national trade association of health information exchanges (HIEs), as a Strategic Business and Technology (SB&T) Partner.
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May 2, 2017
Verato® Announces Availability of its Universal™ MPI, a Groundbreaking, Cloud-Based, Nationwide Master Patient Index that Enterprises Can Simply “Plug Into”
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based identity matching solutions, today announced the availability of the Verato Universal™ MPI, a revolutionary master patient index (MPI) that represents a groundbreaking approach to the problem of patient identity resolution. Unlike conventional MPI technologies that must be laboriously deployed and populated with patient data, the Verato Universal MPI is a pre-built, cloud-based, nationwide master patient index that enterprises can simply “plug into”—without the need for extensive algorithm tuning, data standardization, data governance, data cleansing, or data stewardship processes.
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February 21, 2017
Verato and RightPatient debut cloud-based patient ID and record-matching technology
The new partnership combines RightPatient’s Cognitive Vision Solution with the Verato Identity Resolution Platform to enable an end-to-end patient identity system. Read more on HealthcareITNews or on FindBiometrics.
February 20, 2017
Verato® and RightPatient® Partner to Provide an Integrated, Cloud-Based Patient Identification and Record Matching Solution
Verato, Inc., today announced a partnership with RightPatient® to provide a completely cloud-based solution to address the full, end-to-end challenge of patient identity.
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February 6, 2017
Verato Raises $12.5M in Series B Financing, Signs Five New Customers
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based identity matching and Master Patient Index (MPI) solutions, announced today that the company has raised $12.5 million in Series B financing and signed on five new healthcare organizations as customers, tripling its annual recurring revenue.
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December 6, 2016
Tom Check, CEO of Healthix, Discusses Patient Matching
Tom Check, the president and CEO of Healthix, the largest public HIE in the country, discusses using Verato to automatically process 200,000 of Healthix’s most difficult matches a day and reduce its near-matches by 50%. Click here to read the full article on Fierce Healthcare.
November 16, 2016
Verato Announces Patient Matching Support for Third Major HIE
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, today announced that Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), a not-for-profit regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia, will use the Verato platform to automatically process its most difficult patient matching decisions. With the addition of CRISP, the Verato platform is now being used to help match patient identities for nearly 10% of the US population. Click here to read the article in HealthcareITNews, click here to read the article on Healthcare Informatics, click here to read the article on Health Data Management, or click here to read the full press release.
November 3, 2016
Verato Joins eHealth Initiative as Newest Member
eHealth Initiative (eHI) is a Washington, DC-based, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to drive improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information and information technology. Verato joins eHI as its newest member, bringing a level of expertise around patient identity resolution and patient matching that will help the healthcare industry solve the challenges of interoperability and patient data sharing.
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October 7, 2016
How to approach identity matching with patients
Verato founder and CTO Brent Williams sat down with Health Data Management to discuss his upcoming talk at AHIMA16, titled “Stop Cleaning Your Identity Data! Achieve Interoperability of Patient Information Despite Dirty and Out-of-Date Data.” Click here to read the article, or click here to learn more about the speaking session.
September 29, 2016
Verato Named one of 25 Data Management Vendors Worth Watching by InformationWeek
Read the article in InformationWeek that describes how Verato is helping business users “get a clear picture of their customers.” Verato was also named one of the top 125 vendors to watch by InformationWeek.
September 28, 2016
Patient matching peril: Why unique patient identifiers are a unique problem for hospitals
Verato CEO Mark LaRow was recently interviewed by Becker’s Hospital Review about the challenges surrounding patient matching. Learn more about these challenges and how Verato brings a next-generation approach to matching patient identities that works even when faced with out-of-date, incorrect, inconsistent, or incomplete data. Read the full article here.
September 15, 2016
Healthix Engages Verato to Enhance Patient Matching within its HIE Platform
Healthix, the largest public health information exchange (HIE) in the nation, has engaged Verato to enhance its patient matching and linking. As part of a multi-year subscription, Verato will automatically process millions of Healthix’s most difficult match decisions, a process that now requires time-consuming manual review. Read more on HealthcareITNews, on Healthcare Informatics, or on Health Data Management. Or, read the press release.
August 26, 2016
Health Data Management: Why matching patient IDs is a critical challenge
We reviewed a set of supposedly good identity data and discovered that it was more error prone, inaccurate, and ambiguous than anyone would have thought. Bad patient identity data is why the average duplicate rate of patient records in healthcare organizations is 20%. Click here to read an article by Verato CEO Mark LaRow in Health Data Management to learn how healthcare organizations can still consolidate and harmonize patient identities despite out-of-date, incomplete, and inaccurate patient identity data.
August 18, 2016
Healthcare Informatics: How One HIE Tackled the Challenge of Improving Patient Record Matching
Learn how San Diego Health Connect leveraged the Verato patient matching platform to greatly improve its ability to link patient records across its 25 health systems and clinics. Read the write up at Healthcare Informatics.
August 11, 2016
Verato CPO Jenn Behrens Recognized as IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
Verato is excited to share that Jenn Behrens, its Chief Privacy Officer, was recently recognized as an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). The FIP designation signifies that Jenn has demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of privacy laws, privacy program management, and essential data protection practices through her successful completion of multiple IAPP credentials.
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July 5, 2016
Gartner names Verato a 2016 Cool Vendor in Data Integration and Data Quality
Verato, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based identity resolution and linking solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by Gartner as a 2016 Cool Vendor in Data Integration and Data Quality. Verato offers a new, big-data approach to matching and linking identities within and between enterprises.
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June 10, 2016
Becker’s Hospital Review features Verato in Startup Insider
Verato CEO Mark LaRow sat down with Kelly Gooch over at Becker’s Hospital Review to discuss how Verato connects patient records and identities within and across hospitals. Click here to read the full feature of Verato in Becker’s Startup Insider series.
March 10, 2016
Verato CPO Jenn Behrens was a featured panelist at RSA Conference
Verato Chief Privacy Officer Jenn Behrens was a featured panelist at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Read about her discussion with other panelists as they discussed NIST’s Framework for Managing Privacy Risk here.
February 19, 2016
Verato featured as a Startup of the Week in the Washington Business Journal
The Washington Business Journal sat down with CEO Mark LaRow to discuss Verato, its revolutionary technology, and its plans on grabbing hold of a $1 billion per year (and growing) industry. Click here to read the full interview.
February 9, 2016
San Diego Health Connect Selects Verato to Enhance Patient Record Exchange Among Member Hospitals
Verato, Inc., a provider of cloud-based patient matching solutions, today announced that San Diego Health Connect (SDHC), a leading Health Information Exchange (HIE), will use the Verato platform to augment patient matching functions critical to its patient record location and exchange services. SDHC agreed to implement the Verato solution after a collaborative pilot successfully increased the number of matched records in SDHC’s MPI by 110%.
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February 3, 2016
San Diego Health Connect Leverages Verato to Improve Patient Matching Rate to 98%
Discover how San Diego Health Connect (SDHC), a leading Health Information Exchange, leveraged Verato to improve its patient matching rate to 98%. Read the article from Healthcare IT News, including an interview with Dan Chavez, Executive Director of SDHC.
January 14, 2016
Sequoia Project Matching Exercise Underscores Patient ID Challenges
Read Verato CEO Mark LaRow’s commentary on The Sequoia Project’s “A Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient Identity Management” and the general challenges in patient identity matching in this article published by Health Data Management.
January 28, 2015
Araxid Raises $12.5 Million Series A from Bessemer Venture Partners and Columbia Capital
Araxid (now Verato) has closed a $12.5M Series A funding round led jointly by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and Columbia Capital (ColCap).
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