4medica Takes the Helm of Patient Matching Initiatives at Connecting Michigan for Health Conference 2019

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4medica President Moderates Dynamic Roundtable Discussion Advocating Standardization and Consensus Building Before Digital Records Traverse Geographies

Connecting Michigan for Health

Even though digital records are a mainstay in most hospitals and practices, our industry has struggled with sharing data for years. How much longer are we willing to put our patients at risk of harmful errors caused by mismatches?

Committed to a nationwide strategy calling for agreed-upon data standards that facilitate accurate patient matching across provider facilities, 4medica® sponsors a number of notable initiatives at the 11th annual Connecting Michigan for Health Conference. 4medica’s efforts include presenting its patient matching technologies at the second annual Connectathon held on May 30-31, moderating a roundtable discussion exploring ways to drive the promise of referential matching, and exhibiting clinical interoperability benefits of its Big Data Management Solutions June 4-5.

The first day of the conference, Gregg Church, president of 4medica, will moderate the interactive roundtable discussion called “Patient Matching with 4medica” at 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 4, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. The 45-minute session will engage panelists and attendees in dynamic dialogue covering proven methods and the need for all-inclusive consensus building concerning the universal challenge of putting patient matching standards in place—before healthcare organizations are allowed to share medical records across geographies.

Participating on the roundtable are three 4medica customers and industry advisors: James Noland, product manager, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services; John Novak, senior director of Government Technology and Architecture, New Jersey Innovation Institute; and Teresa Rivera, CEO of Utah Health Information Network.

“Our experts will update us on the latest legislation and the need for bold collaboration, proven solutions and patient identifier approaches all the while eliciting input from our audience,” said Church. “Even though digital records are a mainstay in most hospitals and practices, our industry has struggled with sharing data for years. How much longer are we willing to put our patients at risk of harmful errors caused by mismatches?”

“We’re living with a false sense of security. With no unique patient ID, about a third of Americans with chronic conditions and older adults see more than 10 different physicians at dozens of office visits per year,” he continued. “The ability to successfully search each person’s record in disparate locations and know that it refers to the correct person depends on interoperability. We at 4medica are dedicated to making the patient’s journey easier and safer through our advanced solutions that achieve 100 percent master patient accuracy.”

4medica is exhibiting in booth number 13 its Big Data Management Solutions: the 4medica Big Data MPI™, 4medica Big Data Enrichment™ and 4medica Big Data CDR™ applications and services. Contact 4medica at info@4medica.com to schedule on-site meetings with Church, Muthu Kuttalingam, 4medica’s senior vice president of Product Development and Technology, and Brian Wikle, 4medica’s senior client executive.

About 4medica
4medica provides the industry's leading SaaS (software-as-a-service) Big Data Management and Clinical Data Exchange platforms to help healthcare organizations of diverse types create a seamless view of the patient care experience and further drive better health outcomes. The 4medica Big Data MPI™, 4medica Big Data CDR™, 4medica Big Data Identity Enrichment™ and ClinXdata® Clinical Data Exchange modular solutions integrate with and build upon disparate systems to facilitate patient identity management and interoperable data exchange across various care settings to promote care continuity. The cloud-computing model is scalable, lower cost, maintenance-free, easy to use and deployable in a few months or less, eliminating large capital outlays or resource utilization. 4medica connects hundreds of organizations including ACOs, HIEs, HINs, hospitals, health systems, physicians, laboratories, and radiology imaging centers. The company’s national footprint includes regional offices in Indiana, North Carolina, Boston, South Carolina and Oregon, with headquarters located in Marina Del Rey, California. Learn more at http://www.4medica.com and http://www.bigdatampi.com.

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