The Cures Act: The Importance Of An Accurate MPI/EMPI

“A master patient index (MPI) is an index of known patients within a single organization whose visits are linked together by a single identifier, typically the medical record number. MPI management activities typically pertain to a software application that identifies, coordinates, and lists database information. Enterprise MPI (EMPI) combines MPIs of two or more organizations.…

HIM Professionals And Healthcare Data: How HHS’s New Hospital Data Reporting System Will Actually Affect The U.S. Healthcare System

On July 15, 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield and United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospital data on COVID-19. In short, rather than requiring hospitals…

Data Integrity And COVID-19

What is health data integrity? Data integrity refers to “the process of maintaining the accuracy, reliability and consistency of data over its entire ‘life-cycle.’ Applied to healthcare, this can include (but is not limited to) maintaining the accuracy of patient’s personal details, health summary, clinical notes, test results and family information.” Data is needed to…