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 e-MPI technology
What technologies and standards are being considered to adopt and build a Master Patient Index? It appears that there is little or no guidance from NHIN to direct this, but yet they expect the HIE's to have a common identifier. Why isn't the IHE Pix layer identifier being used?
ASKED: May 12, 2011  4:18 PM
UPDATED: May 16, 2011  3:02 am

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There have been several approaches taken by organizations to handle the MPI portion. I know that NHIN does have adapters that can plug into any enterprise MPI out there. There are definitely a ton of products out there that can assist with the identification of the patients. And since there are very few fields or data elements being sued to ensure that John Smith DOB 1/1/1979 is in fact the same as Jhon Smith 1/1/1979 the focus of NHIN has mostly been on setting the road map to build a gateway that can securly location records through (RLS), connect with the different entities I guess as far as the MPI you really only have to have a solution that employs deterministic and probabilistic algorithms to identify a patient.
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  May 16, 2011  3:02 am  by  RedaChouffani   1,785 pts.
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