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8 Reasons to Outsource Master Patient Index Management
Management of a master patient index is important to maintaining data quality and integrity, yet many providers struggle with duplicate records, transposed birth dates or Social Security numbers, and nicknames used instead of given names. Industry average rates of known duplicated medical records average 8 to 12 percent, notes health information management consultancy Just Associates. A recent white paper from the firm walks through a litany of challenges, and then describes advantages of outsourcing MPI management, which the company, among others, offers. (Photo: Fotolia)