Eliminate Duplicate Patient Information Across Your Enterprise
Industry averages reflect
a typical duplicate rate of
between 5 and 10%.
— Day J, Wzresien D. One
Hospital’s Journey to MPI
Data Integrity. AHIMA.
You have spent months - if not years making the strategic decision to
implement a new EHR or patient
portal. You’ve researched vendor
solutions, conducted in depth
technical reviews, checked and
double-checked references, even
brought in consultants to help you
make your choice.
Or perhaps you’ve made a strategic
acquisition or merger, requiring
alignment of systems and data – and
interoperability across your health
system. As you prepare to migrate
data from your legacy application
to a new one, are you confident
that the patient record data quality
is reliable? Or are you just moving
dirty data from one system to
How This Affects You
An inaccurate or error-laden Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI):
- Increases patient-safety
risks - including diagnosis
and treatment errors.
- Inhibits timely EHR migration impacting your ability to
go-live, and introducing
- Creates an inflated total
number of patients - making it
challenging for you to address
population health initiatives.
- Limits your ability to exchange
information across facilities
inhibiting the delivery of
cohesive, comprehensive care
across your health network.
- Delays your ability to bill
your revenue cycle.
- Impacts data quality and
undermines enterprise-wide IG
initiatives — due to poor data
availability and accessibility.
What If You Could...
- Improve patient safety and mitigate the risk of
- Accelerate your EHR
conversion and reduce errors
in downstream systems.
- Enhance compliance with
accurate patient reporting.
- Increase data sharing and
support Health Information
Exchange and Population
Health initiatives - while
improving patient outcomes.
- Reduce expenses and increase
revenues by eliminating test
duplication – and subsequent
- Enable enterprise-wide
information governance through
enhanced data integrity.
The Iron Mountain® Enterprise Master Patient Cleanup Solution can help you detect, reconcile and prevent
duplicate records across multiple sites, locations and systems. With this solution, you can strengthen your
ability to meet regulatory compliance standards, reduce the costs and risks associated with patient identity
management, and prepare for data-intensive strategic initiatives such as population health analytics.
With this solution, you can:
Identify Data Integrity Challenges
With the Iron Mountain® MPI Analytics Service, you
will receive a quantitative analysis of your existing
MPI database(s), producing a snapshot-in-time of your
MPI data integrity challenges. This analysis includes
summary and detailed reports of duplicate record sets
that are sorted into logical categories. This service
also includes a supporting professional consultation to
help you understand both detailed and aggregate level
information regarding your specific data integrity issues.
Manage your MPI Cleanup Process
With the Iron Mountain® MPI Project Design and Cleanup
service, your engagement begins with a detailed project
plan that documents the scope of work and schedule of
activities to be performed. Leveraging industry-recognized
technology, errors in your enterprise MPI will be identifed.
In addition, you will receive comprehensive services
to manage the error correction process and resolve
duplicate records, overlaps and overlays. An experienced
team of HIM-credentialed professionals and talented
clean-up staff will provide oversight and management
for your project, from start to finish. Each engagement
includes detailed procedures for process improvements
and best practices for patient data management to
help ensure clean patient records going forward.
Supplement your Staffing Resources
Supplement your existing staff with Iron Mountain® Staffing
Resources to ensure you have sufficient means to tackle
the complex challenges of patient identify management.
Support MPI Project Management, Training and Education
With Iron Mountain® Professional Services, you can rely
on expert consultants to assist you in the support of
your MPI Cleanup Project. Depending on your needs
and current skills, you can leverage our expertise
for MPI consultation, software installation, project
management, and technical and user training.
What You Gain
- Improved care through enhanced patient
safety and increasing clinician confidence.
- Increased accuracy of your patient identification
to support EHR and HIE implementations.
- Reduced errors and duplicates, enabling you
to achieve error rates as low as .5%
- Enhanced compliance to help address the reporting
for population health and other strategic initiatives.