Evaluating and Addressing the Need for an Effective EMPI
An inefficient master patient index results in inappropriate, delayed, and duplicate treatments, which can create a life-threatening situation due to inaccurate medical records and clinical information at the point of care. Inefficient MPI also increase the workload for health information management and IT in terms of managing system integrity—not to mention the drain on financial resources. These were some of the factors that led Exempla Healthcare to evaluate its need for an enterprise master patient index solution. HealthLeaders Media contributors Lots Pook and Barbara Manor share the blueprint Exempla Healthcare used to evaluate EMPI solutions, including the system specifications and ROI metrics it evaluated to justify the cost of an enterprise solution.