New service leverages customized matching approach to improve patient safety, streamline provider and patient identification and enable integration across systems.
ATLANTA — October 30, 2012 —
Liaison Healthcare, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, announced today the launch of its cloud-based Master Person Index (MPI) solution. The new service will serve as a platform from which hospitals and health systems can match patient and provider identifiers and integrate information across disparate systems in order to support Meaningful Use and health information exchange, which require patient information to be clean and accurate.
In addition to laying the foundation for interoperability through comprehensive data integration, the MPI service also enables providers to:
- Facilitate health information exchange by accessing one source for patient index information;
- Determine the correct thresholds for patient matching by analyzing a thorough sampling of patient data and an assessment of the current situation;
- Validate provider credentials against a mirror of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Provider Identifier (NPI) registry;
- Enhance patient safety by leveraging comprehensive and accurate patient information; and
- Save time on management and training compared to the resources invested with on-premise solutions.
“Today, most disparate applications have their own MPI with antiquated methods for identifying patients and providers and recording patient information,” said Gary Palgon, vice president, healthcare solutions, Liaison Healthcare. “The multiple systems in place do not communicate with one another and prevent providers from integrating data across systems. This results in duplicates and overlays of patient records, leading to slow diagnoses, treatment and billing.”
In response to this challenge, Liaison Healthcare’s cloud-based MPI solution makes data integration across applications and with external entities possible by uniquely identifying patient and provider information and reducing the number of duplicates and overlays. It automates the matching process through algorithms that verify patient and provider identifiers so organizations can create accurate longitudinal patient records necessary for Meaningful Use without the boundaries of previous application-based solutions. This process helps providers achieve interoperability as they exchange correct patient throughout the healthcare ecosystem.
“As the number of people visiting healthcare facilities continues to increase, a cloud-based approach to MPI offers greater scalability and flexibility so organizations can prepare for a new era of healthcare where exchange is necessary,” continued Palgon. “With this solution, providers can mitigate both safety and care-oriented risks associated with overlapping data, while at the same time making the data more valuable to their organizations.”
To learn more about Liaison’s healthcare solutions, visit www.liaisonhealthcare.com.
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Liaison Healthcare is a global integration, data harmonization and data management company, serving more than 600 customers in the healthcare industry. With customized solutions offered via a cloud-based platform, Liaison helps health systems, HIEs, pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies quickly secure meaningful use from a wide variety of health information. Through connecting healthcare entities and harmonizing complex and disparate data, Liaison assists in the improvement of the care coordination process, leading to increased overall efficiency and faster time-to-market. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.liaisonhealthcare.com or call 770-442-4900.
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