Outsourcing MPI Management to Reduce Costs and Improve Data Integrity
As MPI management takes on new prominence in today’s increasingly electronic healthcare environment, the idea of outsourcing is taking hold due to its ability to address a plethora of issues impacting data integrity. The impact an MPI has on everything from meaningful use compliance to healthcare costs to safety and quality is driving more hospitals and healthcare organizations to look for outside assistance in managing their MPIs.
|Patient Identity Integrity|
|The PI Integrity Work Group (including Beth Haenke Just, MBA, RHIA and President of Just Associates, and contributor, Linda Boch, RHIA and Sr. Consultant at Just Associates) identified nine variables that influence, in varying degrees, our ability to build and sustain a database in a high state of identity integrity. These key influencers are: industry standards, interfaces, algorithms, unique identifiers, business processes, data accuracy, data quality, training, and medical devices. This paper discusses each variable at a high level and its impact on PI Integrity. |