Recently, 4medica attended the SHIEC annual conference in Indianapolis, where its master patient index (MPI) product, 4medica Big Data MPI™, received intense interest for its ability to precisely match patient identities at unprecedented scale. Because HIEs facilitate the exchange of information between multiple systems and providers, they must be certain information is matched to the right patients in order to help improve patient safety and care quality. This is particularly important in an era when healthcare organizations are increasingly scored for care quality and outcomes.
“It was a pleasure to engage with 4medica at our annual conference in Indianapolis. SB&T Partners are selected based on their ability to bring unique, value-added solutions to our HIE community, and no surprise, patient matching is one of the perennial challenges all HIEs face. We welcome the opportunity to make connections between our HIE members and our SB&T partners, which now includes 4medica and its unique approach to master patient indexing,” said Kelly Hoover Thompson, CEO of SHIEC.
Next generation patient identity matching
For today’s patient matching needs, speed, scalability and security are all non-negotiable attributes. This poses a problem for conventional MPI products, which match patient identities in “batches,” a typically slow and expensive process. By contrast, the 4medica solution consistently delivers sub-second, real time response for healthcare organizations with millions of identities and millions of transactions every day. As such, the 4medica product is heavily patented, with more patents to come.
4medica plans to be an active SHIEC member with the goal of advancing accurate, scalable patient matching as a fundamental component of interoperability.
“Our conversations at SHIEC’s annual conference confirmed what we’ve long believed: to make patient data easy to share and exchange among providers, strong measures must be taken to assure the data is about the right patient. Otherwise, patient safety and outcomes are seriously compromised. We look forward to helping SHIEC members design and use HIEs that make patient data exchange accurate, safe and fast,” concluded Gregg Church, president, 4medica.
SHIEC is the national trade association of health information exchanges (HIEs) and strategic business and technology partners. As the unbiased data trustees in their communities, the 50+ member HIE organizations manage and provide for the secure digital exchange of data by medical, behavioral, and social service providers to improve the health of the communities they serve. Collectively, SHIEC members serve almost 75% of the U.S. population.
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4medica provides the industry’s leading SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) Big Data MPI and clinical data exchange platform to help healthcare organizations of diverse types create a seamless view of the patient care experience and further drive better health outcomes. The 4medica Big Data MPI and ClinXdata Clinical Data Exchange platform integrate with and build upon disparate systems to facilitate patient identity management and interoperable data exchange across various care settings to promote care continuity. The cloud computing model is scalable, lower cost, maintenance-free, easy to use and deployable in a few months or less, eliminating large capital outlays or resource utilization. 4medica connects hundreds of organizations including ACOS, HIEs, hospitals, health systems, physicians, laboratories, and radiology imaging centers. Learn more at www.bigdatampi.com.
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