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Ongoing Outsourced MPI Management: The Need for Vigilance

Effective management of a master patient index is a critical element in maintaining data quality and integrity. Health care organizations continue to struggle with the problem of duplicate, overlay, and overlap records. Human error at registration in hospitals, emergency rooms, and physician offices frequently creates transposed birthdates or social security numbers, nicknames used instead of given names, misspellings, and a host of other actions that generate duplicate records. This paper will discuss the importance of ongoing outsourced MPI Management.

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The Pressing Need for Data Governance
Part One: Strong Internal Governance Policies Set the Stage for Collaboration

Part One of the series of two will focus on the growing need for effective data governance, what are the most common barriers, and how to build a solid data governance policy for HIOs and ACOs.

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The Pressing Need for Data Governance
Part Two: Achieving Strong Data Governance for HIOs

Part Two will focus on data governance for Health Information Organizations, ACOs and other data-sharing initiatives to ensure integrity and regulatory compliance. It will explore how to craft policies that prevent a single stakeholder from receiving preferential treatment and eliminate competitive concerns about data utilization. Considerations for the enforcement of data governance will also be discussed.

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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.

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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.

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