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Rob Inglish, Practice Director, Patient Identity & Vendor Analysis/Selection

Rob has more than 20 years of healthcare experience that includes extensive implementation, programming, and integration experience with enterprise master patient indices (EMPIs). He has worked with state-level HIEs (including New York and California) along with multiple regional HIEs across the nation.

Importance of Knowing Your Patient Data

The fact of today's world is that patient's medical records do not reside in one system. I don't know anyone today that has only ever been to one doctor, it just doesn't happen. So, it's no wonder that we have trouble accessing a patient's full medical record, and verifying their identity across or even within systems.

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How to be the Superhero of Healthcare IT!

It can take super-human strength to meet all of your IT goals!

If you're like a lot of healthcare IT executives that I have spoken to lately, it seems that you need super-human strength to be able to tackle all of your healthcare IT priorities. It's nearly impossible for IT departments to get everything done that is asked for or required (either by the government, or other hospital executives).

This is due in part, to the overwhelming demands on healthcare IT departments, whether it be an increase in the complexity of regulatory requirements to move to value-based care in a short amount of time, achieving the holy grail of interoperability, the need for analytics, or the threat of cyber-security and managing patient privacy. The list can go on and on!

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How Patient Identity Impacts all Future Healthcare IT Strategies

It seems that I cannot even open my email these days without seeing an article, podcast, or contest (yes, I said contest — more on that later) about the enormous problem hospitals are facing of accurately identifying patients. Why now, in 2016, is this seemingly becoming a higher priority? I have a few theories:
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Stepping Stones to Achieve Population Health Management Goals by Reducing Your Patient Matching Duplication Rate

If you Google “Population Health Management” you will get 77.5 million results, so there is no lack of information about population health management. But how do you make sense of what needs to happen for your organization to meet your population health goals? One step at a time…

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How to Control Your Data When Joining an HIE

Joining an HIE may have just gotten a boost, at least in some states. The recent news from the ONC announcing they’ve awarded $29.6M to twelve states and state designated entities for the purpose of moving interoperability and population health forward, led me to think about what this means for providers in these states and what opportunities may lie ahead for advancing the sharing of data, specifically within HIEs.

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Making your EMPI solution work for you

I recently presented at the International MUSE conference on the topic of HIEs. The main message was about how to control your data when connecting to an HIE. Of course, when talking about HIEs the conversation can turn to the subject of EMPIs. Several of the attendees mentioned having an EMPI, and, probing further, it was clear there is still a lot of confusion around how to make their EMPI solution work well for their specific situation.
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