4medica Master Patient Index as-a-Service™

Patient Identification and Matching Solved… Guaranteed!

Despite the use of legacy EMPI software, a high percent of healthcare organizations still struggle with double digit duplication rates. Patient identification and matching technology has been used in health care for decades, but as data sharing and real-time interoperability requirements have become more complex, it is unrealistic to think a standalone MPI, or referential matching service, will solve the “root cause” of duplicated identities.

Any organization must fully understand the quality of their data and incorporate strategic processes around the technology that is used. Before any MPI software is implemented, an in-depth analysis of overall data hygiene is required to isolate issues at every level. Only then can an organization truly outline a master data management roadmap and decide if any technology or software changes are even warranted. 

4medica’s data management experts have developed the only proven process that will outline a complete master data management solution and guarantee to reduce duplication rates to 1% or less!

Let’s start a conversation about a guaranteed solution

Patient Identification and Matching Solved… Guaranteed!

Despite the use of legacy EMPI software, a high percent of healthcare organizations still struggle with double digit duplication rates. Patient identification and matching technology has been used in health care for decades, but as data sharing and real-time interoperability requirements have become more complex, it is unrealistic to think a standalone MPI, or referential matching service, will solve the “root cause” of duplicated identities.

Any organization must fully understand the quality of their data and incorporate strategic processes around the technology that is used. Before any MPI software is implemented, an in-depth analysis of overall data hygiene is required to isolate issues at every level. Only then can an organization truly outline a master data management roadmap and decide if any technology or software changes are even warranted. 

4medica’s data management experts have developed the only proven process that will outline a complete master data management solution and guarantee to reduce duplication rates to 1% or less!

Let’s start a conversation about a guaranteed solution

“We are excited to partner with 4medica to lower our duplication issues immediately and deliver a complete picture of a patient’s medical history for better care and pandemic response purposes ─ regardless of the provider’s location.”

Hans Kastensmith

Executive Director, Idaho Health Data Exchange

4medica MPI as-a-Service™

 

Let 4medica assess your data hygiene, cleanse your data to 1% duplicate rate or less, and act as your dedicated Data Stewards maintaining clean data – guaranteed.

 

  • Proprietary process that carefully profiles patient demographics and analyze data quality issues that cannot be identified with MPI technology or referential matching services alone
  • Real-time, transactional, virtual service leveraging a proven combination of technology, people and processes to achieve a single digit duplication rate
  • Scalable cloud-based architecture supporting the multi-patented 4medica Big Data MPI™ technology
  • A team of data scientists trained as data stewards work on your behalf to clean and maintain your master patient index data elements hygiene to a 1% duplicate rate or less

Why 4medica Master Patient Index as-a-Service is Different

“MPI-agnostic” and will work with any installed MPI

Our program leverages 4medica’s highly trained data scientists and the use of proprietary data management processes, that in combination solves the problem and helps reduce new duplicates from being created and entered into clinical data management silos.

Improve Data Accuracy

4medica uses advancements in automated intelligence and analytics with an embedded rules engine that automates both critical and high-volume decisions to better define and improve the accuracy of the matching sequence.

1% or Less Guarantee

No other vendor offers a performance guarantee! The unique combination of the outcomes-based power of the automated intelligence in the 4medica Big Data MPI™ and data stewardship services ensures your duplication rate is at or below 1% and stays there. 100% Guaranteed. 

Case Studies of 4medica’s Master Patient Index as-a-Service

Thesee are three master patient index examples that showcase the challenges and results of 4medica’s service.

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This large East Coast-based HIN, connected to multiple health reporting agencies, 70+ hospitals and thousands of providers failed to manage their master patient index errors and management requirements using IBM® Initiate® without enduring loss of performance, speed and matching accuracy.

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Challenge

Initially a pilot, the 4medica Big Data MPI™ reviewed 1.2M previously matched identities to uncover a high duplication rate. Today 4medica processes 12M+ identities in multiple state health registries.

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Results:

4medica’s “research and reconcile” pilot demonstrated 100% accuracy of duplicate identification, enabling a merge of duplicate identities across multiple data sources like immunization and communicable disease data repositories. This led to the conversion of all state-wide identities and addition of data sources to 4medica for continual monitoring.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network’s HNL Lab Medicine, a multi-regional, full-service medical laboratory, strived to solve patient matching for their 5M+ patient identities using a legacy MPI.

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Challenge

Aggregating both inpatient and outpatient lab data was challenging and the enterprise duplication rate was close to 30%. Concerns about test results communicated to the wrong patients had an impact on safety and revenue.

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Results:

With 4medica, HNL Lab Medicine’s duplication rate of 30% was reduced to less than 1% in just six weeks with a master patient index clean up. The facility then implemented the 4medica Big Data MPI™ to ensure all incoming data from inpatient and outpatient systems is verified against the master data repository, ensuring 100% patient matching accuracy is achieved on every lab test order and result.

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One of the country’s largest HINs with 9M+ patient identities turned to the 4medica Big Data MPI™ after using legacy MPIs including IBM® Initiate® and Stibo Systems.

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Challenge

MiHIN struggled to find an MPI engine scalable to >15,000,000 identities and >50K transactions monthly while processing unlimited data sources in real time state-wide. 4medica’s multi-patented matching algorithms conjoined with MiHIN’s Common Key Service to create an “out of the box” scoring recommendation to dramatically reduce duplication issues.

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Results:

Verified precision matching, real-time transaction processing, and lowered identity duplication issues and processing costs scaling to millions of identities and transactions (in millisecond latency).

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Challenge

Initially a pilot, the 4medica Big Data MPI™ reviewed 1.2M previously matched identities to uncover a high duplication rate. Today 4medica processes 12M+ identities in multiple state health registries.

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Results:

4medica’s “research and reconcile” pilot demonstrated 100% accuracy of duplicate identification, enabling a merge of duplicate identities across multiple data sources like immunization and communicable disease data repositories. This led to the conversion of all state-wide identities and addition of data sources to 4medica for continual monitoring.

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Challenge

Aggregating both inpatient and outpatient lab data was challenging and the enterprise duplication rate was close to 30%. Concerns about test results communicated to the wrong patients had an impact on safety and revenue.

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Results:

With 4medica, HNL Lab Medicine’s duplication rate of 30% was reduced to less than 1% in just six weeks with a master patient index clean up. The facility then implemented the 4medica Big Data MPI™ to ensure all incoming data from inpatient and outpatient systems is verified against the master data repository, ensuring 100% patient matching accuracy is achieved on every lab test order and result.

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Challenge

MiHIN struggled to find an MPI engine scalable to >15,000,000 identities and >50K transactions monthly while processing unlimited data sources in real time state-wide. 4medica’s multi-patented matching algorithms conjoined with MiHIN’s Common Key Service to create an “out of the box” scoring recommendation to dramatically reduce duplication issues.

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Results:

Verified precision matching, real-time transaction processing, and lowered identity duplication issues and processing costs scaling to millions of identities and transactions (in millisecond latency).