GPII has entered the CHIME Challenge. We offer a completely open solution that affords many other companies an opportunity to work with us. Our submission for the Concept Blitz Phase will be made available to interested parties when permitted by the Challenge.
This is an excellent article written about the continuing problems with Patient Matching; clearly a concern for the integrity of electonic health records. The article quantifies the occurence of duplicate records and the cost of repairing those duplicates.
The US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on 6/10/2015. The topic was Health Information Exchange: A Path Towards Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care for Patients. This press release from CHIME reports on the need for accurate patient identification. CHIME press release 6/10/2015.
In this real-world trial conducted by the Regenstrief Institute, 49 percent of the 105 patients who participated elected to withhold information contained in their medical record from some or all of their health care providers. Patients strongly desired such control, while their providers had mixed reactions.
One of the "Basic challenges that we face" says Jack Wolf, Montefiore Medical Center's Chief Information Officer "is the lack of a unique patient identifier".
'When you get into population health, tracking these patients is very dependent on being able to uniquely identify that it is the same patient'
Healthcare IT News reports on Branzell telling the AHIMA convention "There are so many opportunities. There are so many things that we need clarity on in our industry. It's very difficult, whether that be interoperability or clear standards".