Data integrity in Electronic Health Records (EHR) is fast becoming top priority at healthcare organizations. An enterprise master patient index (EMPI) clean-up is not only a key part of a successful EHR implementation or conversion, but the effect of existing duplicate medical record numbers (DMRN) can result in severe adverse patient care outcomes. e4 has an experienced team of medical records experts that have led successful eMPI clean-up initatives at multiple organizations across the US. eMPI initiatives have become very popular with our e4 clients because they save money, increase the level of patient care and satisfaction, and gain clinician EHR support.
e4 distinguishes itself with a unique ability to not only lead and correct the eMPI issues, but also to assist in identifying and solving the underlying causes of further DMRN creations. Our unique Quality Analysis and ongoing support of patient access workflows, coupled with LEAN methodologies, will ensure a low DMRN rate going forward.
It is estimated that a single healthcare facility can have between a 5% and 20% duplicate medical record rate, and up to a 40% DMRN rate at a multi-entity organization. Source: campus.ahima.org/audio/2009/RB072109.pdf
e4 has an experienced team of medical records experts that have led successful eMPI clean-up initiatives at multiple organizations.
- e4 provides remote or on-site services to assist healthcare organizations in duplicate identification, comprehensive record merge/break services, and identifying and remediating the underlying causes of the duplicate
- Our e4 experts are experienced in a vast majority of EHR systems, including: Cerner Millennium, Cerner Soarian, Epic, MEDITECH, McKesson, IDX, and numerous Ambulatory applications
- e4 will conduct an Initial Impact Assessment that will detail the scope of remediation and the associated timeline to desired levels
- All eMPI Management projects include quality checking, interactive dashboards, productivity statistics, and detailed status reports. Along with e4’s patient identity experts, the inclusion of an executive sponsor, project manager, and quality manager will ensure a successful and on-time initiative
Learn more about e4’s approach to eMPI Remediation