Duplicate patient records are costing you $96 each and the cost of repeated tests or delayed treatments caused by duplicate records can add another $1,100 per patient.
But impact of the duplicate records problem is not just financial:
- More than 100,000 people die annually because of identity or "wrong patient" errors
- 4 of every 100 cases involving duplicate records has a negative care impact 1
Many of these fatalities are the result of duplicate patient records. As the use of EHR/EMR has grown over the past decade, so has the problem of integrating patient records across multiple IT systems.
There is a solution: An advanced Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI)
- Breaks down data silos
- Eliminates duplicates
- Presents a single, complete, accurate picture of each patient
To discover how a next generation EMPI solution can solve your duplicate record problem in our infographic - Why You Need an EMPI.
1Why Patient Matching Is a Challenge: Research on Master Patient Index (MPI) Data Discrepancies in Key Identifying Fields, by Beth Haenke Just MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA; David Marc, MBS, CHDA; Megan Munns, RHIA; and Ryan Sandefer, MA, CPHIT, Perspectives in Health Information Management, AHIMA Foundation, Spring 2016.