HIM professionals are responsible for many different tasks throughout the day and the highest priority is typically on ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the medical record. There are many obstacles that can threaten the integrity of medical records including accidentally creating duplicate medical record numbers or overlaying patient information in the Master Patient Index (MPI). These issues can be costly not only in productive man hours but in potential patient care delays and HIPAA violations. Monitoring these duplicates and overlays is something that must be done daily to keep records accurate and HIPAA compliant.
I was recently interviewed by John Trader for a podcast on this subject. We discussed the downstream affects of patient duplicates and overlays and how this impacts the HIM professionals’ daily workflow.
Check out this 1 minute clip from the podcast to get a taste of our discussion:
If you want to hear more, you can download the full podcast. Thanks John Trader for having me on your podcast.
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