Patient Identification and Record Matching – WEDI 2013 Report

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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) just released its 2013 Report documenting a new road map for the industry to get “the right information to the right place at the right time.”  The report addresses accelerating innovation with new technologies and solving the challenges of achieving greater efficiencies at a lower cost. As such, [Read More...]

Medical Identity Theft – Fight Growing Fraud with Secure Identity Proofing

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The Ponemon Institute just published its “Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security” which disturbingly points out that medical identity theft and fraud has risen by 20 percent in the past year.  The ramifications are frightening and include:  falsified claims for expensive medical procedures and prescription drugs (all at the victim’s expense), [Read More...]

Is Customer Data Enough to Optimize EMPI Patient Match Rates?

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The ramifications of incorrectly matched patient records or unmatched patient records can be life threatening. Combining medical and medication history for two different people can lead to adverse drug events, incorrect diagnoses, unnecessary diagnostic tests and even death. Conversely, missing medical and medication history for an individual if multiple medical records for that individual are [Read More...]