Tag: Patient Matching

What is “Referential Matching?” A Primer.

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

Read this blog post to learn what patient matching is and why it is important, as well as what Referential Matching technology is and how it can help solve our nation’s interoperability challenges.

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Five Big Takeaways from the SHIEC 2018 Conference

by Jason Bihun, VP of Sales

Last week, I got the chance to join the HIE community in Atlanta for the 2018 SHIEC Annual Conference. This is my third straight year attending, and since Verato has 15 HIE customers, SHIEC is always a particularly fun event for us. Here are five big takeaways from this year’s conference.

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Gold Standard. Silver Bullet.

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

All conventional patient matching technologies are fundamentally the same, and fundamentally limited. Referential Matching is a fundamentally different approach to patient matching. It is the new gold standard in patient matching technology, and it is the silver bullet many organizations seek to solve their patient matching challenges.

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Another Day in the Life Among Duplicate Records

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

I come from a big family, so I am not the only one to suffer from the St. Thomas-specific variety of patient matching woes. While we share our war stories often (only half of us have been able to finagle a period into our last names on social media, and we have all spent hours on the phone with various customer service lines), there is one anecdote that is always the first to come to mind.

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An Exciting Match

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

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, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

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, and no matter how diligent your registration staff is, your EHR or EMPI is riddled with duplicate patient records, which have three hidden costs.

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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, and Referential Matching technology can help solve patient matching and identity resolution challenges during M&A activity.

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Laurel, Yanny, and Patient Matching

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

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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Duplicate records harm your patients’ experiences

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

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. Luckily, Referential Matching technology is a powerful solution.

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Verato Announces Blockchain Laboratory

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

Announcing the first ever tech lab dedicated to improving patient matching using blockchain, the technology that’s revolutionizing healthcare.

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HIMSS18 Recap

by Grace Koh, Chief Strategy 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, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

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.

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How did patient matching become a national imperative?

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

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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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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Referential Matching: The Silver Bullet for Patient Identity and Patient Matching

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

One of the biggest challenges in patient identification is the ability to tie together all of a patient’s information and accurately associate it with that patient. This is where Verato comes in. Our approach is called “referential matching” and the Verato Universal MPI is the only master patient index to use it

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IBM Initiate Struggles to Make Matches

If You Use IBM Initiate, You Need to Read This

by Nick Orser, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

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, Senior Manager, Product Marketing

It’s time for organizations to stop performing MPI cleanups. Verato offers a Referential Matching plug-in that works continuously to find and remediate duplicates an EHR or EMPI has missed, and that prevent duplicates from being created in the first place.

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