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BlOG: Solving the problem of duplicate records in healthcare

Solving the problem of duplicate records in healthcare

 

As the U.S. healthcare system continues to transition away from paper to more a digitized ecosystem, the ability to link all of an individual’s medical data together correctly becomes increasingly challenging. Patients move, marry, divorce, change names and visit multiple providers throughout their lifetime, with each visit creating new records, and the potential for inconsistent or duplicate information grows. Duplicate medical records often occur as a result of multiple name variations, data entry errors, and lack of interoperability—or communication—between systems. Poor patient identification and duplicate records in turn lead to diagnosis errors, redundant medical tests, skewed reporting and analytics, and billing inaccuracies.

 

Read more on the Azure blog: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/solving-the-problem-of-duplicate-records-in-healthcare/