Using address verification and standardization to improve patient identification across the enterprise
Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has become an extremely data-rich environment. While this wealth of information has unlocked many opportunities in healthcare, it has also proven to be difficult to integrate and manage all the data.
Patient matching and identification problems happen frequently. According to Black Book Market Research, patient misidentification costs the average hospital $1.5 million and the U.S. healthcare system more than $6 billion annually.
Using an enterprise master patient index (EMPI) is an industry best practice essential for promoting patient safety and interoperability while helping healthcare enterprises map an individual’s entire care journey. When integrated with address intelligence, an EMPI can deliver an even higher degree of patient data and matching accuracy.
Our white paper, Augmenting your EMPI solution with address verification technology, explores how address verification technology can be used to enhance the quality of patient data.