Harris Healthcare, has collaborated with QuadraMed, a division of Harris Healthcare, to improve patient matching for QuadraMed’s Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) software and clean-up customers at over 1,200 healthcare facilities.

Specifically, LexisNexis Risk Solutions will augment QuadraMed’s EMPI data cleansing services by resolving unmatched patient identity or duplicate records to unique identities, utilizing LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ vast referential repository of data sources in addition to information that QuadraMed derives from healthcare organizations.

QuadraMed diagnoses, treats, cures and prevents patient identity issues through a comprehensive set of software and services, including duplicate and overlap reconciliation, but its ability to confirm that two records represent the same person is dependent on the quality of patient data provided by healthcare systems. Patient data is often out-of-date due to life events such as marriage, divorce, or change of residence since the patient’s last visit to the health system. LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ sophisticated, proprietary linking technology and vast referential data, including records from disparate public and proprietary data sources, is used to match those records to unique individuals.

An average hospital has a duplicate rate of 8-12%1. Mergers and acquisitions are contributing to the already mismatched and duplicate patient records, presenting challenges, such as patient safety in case of medical errors and extra costs for manual data verification. Clean patient data is vital for any successful healthcare IT integration, electronic health record conversion, interoperability initiative, or electronic information exchange.

For additional information about LexisNexis Risk Solutions patient linking technology, please visit the LexisNexis Risk Solutions website. To learn more about QuadraMed, visit https://www.quadramed.com.

About QuadraMed
Founded in 1993, QuadraMed is a leading provider of patient identity solutions that improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care. Through a comprehensive set of software and services, QuadraMed can diagnose, treat, and prevent patient identity issues. Behind the Company’s products and services is a staff of 475 professionals who support clients at over 1,200 healthcare facilities. For information about QuadraMed, visit www.quadramed.com.

Source: LexisNexis Press Release