Tag: Patient Matching

An Exciting Match

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

This weekend will be filled with thrilling sports matches, including the World Cup Final on Sunday. Here’s to hoping bad data doesn’t influence the match.

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Patient Matching Underlies All of Your Projects

by Jason Bihun, VP of Sales

Healthcare’s focus on the triple aim has spawned thousands of initiatives like improving the patient experience, measuring quality and performance, and enterprise clinical integration. But each of these initiatives shares a foundational assumption that frankly should be challenged: they assume access to patient data that is uniquely identified and correctly matched.

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The VHA Has an Opportunity to Get Patient Matching Right

by Josh Firstenberg, Account Executive

As the largest Integrated Health System in the United State, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) gets a lot of attention for every step it might make. Existing MPI technologies cannot resolve patient identities well enough to support VHA. But our new patient identity resolution technology, the Verato Universal MPI, could support the new needs.

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Three Hidden Costs of Duplicate Records

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

No matter how much you have invested in your EHR or enterprise master patient index (EMPI) technology, no matter how small your patient population is, no matter how clean your data is, and no matter how diligent your registration staff is, your EHR or EMPI is riddled with duplicate patient records. According to a recent… Read more »

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The Importance of Patient Matching in Mergers and Acquisitions

by Josh Firstenberg, Account Executive

Death and Taxes. We have all heard the inescapable phrase that binds us under a single truism. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are another unavoidable event that we should care about. Hospital administrators believe that consolidation improves efficiency, quality and access to care and should lead to lower overall costs. Gains from consumer health market share… Read more »

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Laurel, Yanny, and Patient Matching

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

The “Laurel-Yanny” illusion got me thinking about the healthcare industry’s patient matching challenges, and how Referential Matching technology can help.

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Referential Matching Must Be the Foundation of a National Patient Matching Strategy

by Grace Koh, Chief Marketing Officer

In early October 2017, a bi-partisan group of senators (Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana) penned a letter to Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General, U.S. GAO requesting that GAO “recommend specific strategies that would improve patient matching, including the consideration of a national patient… Read more »

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Duplicate records harm your patients’ experiences

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

The annual HIMSS conference is typically a flurry of new product announcements, which in turn leads to a lot of excitement about how technology will push healthcare to be more collaborative, cooperative and – hopefully – affordable. One of the biggest splashes of this year was Apple’s announcement of a new Personal Health Record (PHR)… Read more »

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HIMSS18 Recap

by Grace Koh, Chief Marketing Officer

It’s taken a couple weeks for things to settle post-HIMSS and we are still invigorated from all of the energy, activity, and innovation we witnessed. Most important to note, from our perspective, was the focus on interoperability as a national priority.

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We’ve “wrapped up” our year to “present” to you

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

Well it’s that time of year. The holidays are here, and we’ve been trying to think of clever holiday puns to catch your attention. The best we could come up with was writing a year-end “wrap up,” which you can correctly assume is a reference to wrapping presents. I know, it’s hilarious. Anyway, if you… Read more »

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How did patient matching become a national imperative?

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

A few years ago, patient matching was a challenge addressed by health information management professionals within the four walls of their hospitals and health systems. Today, accurate patient matching has become a national imperative—in early October, five US senators wrote a letter to the GAO urging it to consider the effects of a national patient matching strategy.

What happened?

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Health Insurance Companies are Facing a Reckoning on Patient Matching

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

As technology continues to embed itself into our daily lives, we all create more and more data pertinent to our health – through telemedicine, patient portals, medical devices, behavioral health. Even our socioeconomic information is increasingly – and correctly – being treated as health data. With more information available than ever before, shouldn’t payers and… Read more »

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Recapping the SHIEC 2017 Conference

by Josh Firstenberg, Account Executive

I was asked to represent Verato during the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) conference held in Indianapolis. The conference was thriving with ideas to improve patient care, patient experience, and overall outcomes. Topics on Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH), Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), Interoperability, and Behavioral Health were some of my favorites, perhaps because their use cases depend tremendously on accurate identity resolution.

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IBM Initiate Struggles to Make Matches

If You Use IBM Initiate, You Need to Read This

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

IBM Initiate is a state-of-the-art master patient index (MPI) solution with best-of-breed patient matching capabilities. But it requires thousands or millions of potential matches to be manually reviewed. Learn how you can automatically match those potential matches, saving the time and effort of manual review.

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MPI cleanups are a thing of the past

MPI Cleanups Are a Thing of the Past

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

It’s time for organizations to stop performing MPI cleanups. Verato offers a subscription service that lets organizations prevent duplicates from being created in the first place.

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