AHIMA, Stakeholder Groups Urge Lawmakers to Advance Patient Identity Solutions

Efforts to lift the federal ban against allowing Congress to discuss patient identity solutions is picking up momentum, with AHIMA joining provider, payer, and health IT stakeholder groups in asking legislators to make the issue a priority.

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Exposing Double Identity at Patient Registration

Keeping the organization’s master patient index clean leads some HIM departments all the way back to patient registration, where they collaborate to prevent errors before care starts. Accurate registration helps keep patient data complete and clean as it moves throughout the organization. Long-term trouble can start during a brief check-in. A rushed or incomplete search of the organization’s MPI can cause clinical registrars to create...

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