Identification Challenges of the Health Care Delivery System: an International Perspective
Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.; Stainton, Jean
Source: AHIMA Convention
Publication Date: October 15, 2004
Role of Electronic Merges in an Integrated Delivery System
Person identification, especially patient identification, is an international challenge. The challenge arises from having non-standardized data, inconsistency of data collection, varying goals and objectives around patient identification data, and a lack of awareness of the impo....
Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.; Tomeck, Jo Ann; Lenson, Celia M.
Source: Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: June 1998
The existence of duplicate medical record numbers is a familiar problem in hospitals today. However, there is a heightened awareness of the importance of eliminating duplicate records. As healthcare organizations increase their use of the master patient (person) index (MPI), they ar....