Partnership to enhance patient data integrity


Monday, 11 September, 2023

Partnership to enhance patient data integrity

Medical equipment and healthcare solutions provider Hospital Products Australia (HPA) and patient data integrity services and software provider Harris Data Integrity Solutions have come together to address and target the challenge of duplicated patient records within Australia’s evolving electronic health records (EHRs) landscape.

HPA works traditionally in delivering medical products and services, advising, supplying and managing equipment required for patient care such as ICT and carts, patient monitoring and life support, surgical solutions and infrastructure, and have now also ventured into software for the improvement of patient care and increased efficiency.

Harris Data delivers data integrity services and software to reduce duplicate medical records and minimise the ongoing cost of maintaining quality patient data. This includes a team of identity specialists performing Master Patient Index (MPI) and Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) clean-up services with Harris Data Integrity Solutions’ proprietary automated duplicate resolution technology and third-party data sources.

Shawn Wigham, Managing Director of HPA, affirmed the collaboration’s significance, stating: “Teaming up with Harris Data Integrity Solutions enables us to leverage their expertise in comprehensive data clean-ups. By coupling EHR systems’ potential duplicate/crossover reports with Harris Data Integrity Solutions’ proprietary duplicate technology and skilled patient identity experts, we’re set to achieve transformative outcomes, eliminating duplicate patient records and ensuring accurate patient identification.”

“Eliminating duplicate and overlaid patient records mitigates the damage caused by a compromised MPI/EMPI, improving patient care, safety and outcomes, and optimising health IT investments,” added Lora Hefton, Executive Vice President of Harris Data.

The collaboration between HPA and Harris Data looks to enhance patient care, streamline operations and fortify data integrity, with HPA’s active involvement fuelling the transformation.

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