Readers of this blog have no need for me to explain the importance of an effective EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) in their organization. Ensuring the right identity of your patients in disparate systems is essential to effectively running a healthcare organization from both a financial and a patient safety perspective.
While every healthcare organization knows they need EMPI, many aren’t as familiar with the new cloud EMPI options that are available on the market today. In order to shed some light on cloud EMPI, I sat down with Shaz Ahmad, VP Cloud Operations and Delivery at NextGate at HIMSS 2018 to look at the advantages and disadvantages of moving to the cloud for your EMPI. Plus, we dive into topics like the cost of cloud EMPI and security concerns some might have with a cloud EMPI solution.
If you’re looking at moving your EMPI to the cloud or wondering if you should, take a minute to watch this interview to learn more about what it means to move your EMPI to the cloud.
What’s your organization’s approach to EMPI? Are you already using cloud EMPI? Are you considering a move to the cloud? What’s keeping you from moving there? We look forward to hearing your thoughts and perspectives in the comments.
EMPI is so important in healthcare and I really like how cloud EMPI can solve a challenging problem in a simple, cost effective way for many healthcare organizations and healthcare IT vendors.
Note: NextGate is a sponsor of Healthcare Scene.