How Occam eMPI Software Works
Here are the technologies behind Occam eMPI that work together to identify and solve duplicate patient records – and connect the dots between records split across separate registration systems:
1. BULLETPROOF PATIENT MATCHING ALGORITHMS
Occam’s Bulletproof Patient Matching Algorithms find every reasonable match even when demographic information is missing or wrong. Bulletproof is really good at recognizing patterns, like the common mistakes we expect to find in the data such as misspelled names and fat-fingered dates of birth – or data that we expect to change, such as address, phone number, and last name.
Bulletproof can even spot false positives – records that look very similar but are not the same patient, such as twins and JR/SR’s. The diagram below shows the bulletproof process.
2. REGISTRATION MONITOR
Occam’s Registration Monitor serves as your eyes and ears for registration activity. You tell it which registration events to look out for, which patient groups to include, and how to respond – in one of three ways:
- Check for Duplicate Patient Records
- Look for Common Patients across registration systems
- Trigger updates between systems with a just-in-time HL7 interface
3. THE PATIENT IDENTITY DASHBOARD
Occam eMPI helps streamline the administrative tasks required to maintain patient data quality. Compared to the zillion error-prone steps required to manually review duplicate records, Occam enables the medical records team to view and compare identified duplicate records side-by side on screen in ONE place to save time and prevent errors.
4. DATA QUALITY TRACKING AND REPORTING
Occam eMPI helps healthcare organizations proactively manage data quality and monitor registrar performance to help prevent creation of new duplicate records.