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The latest insights, industry commentary, and thought leadership from the Verato team

P&C Insurance Companies: Get the Most out of Your MDM Investments

by Jason Bihun, VP of Sales

MDM solutions cost a lot of money and take a lot of effort to implement, but they are worth it to gain the elusive “single view of the customer.” However, every MDM solution on the market forces companies to choose between creating a data stewardship program or only achieving a single view of 80% of their customers. Luckily, Verato AUTO-STEWARD can help.

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How Did Patient Matching Become a National Imperative?

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

A few years ago, patient matching was a challenge addressed by health information management professionals within the four walls of their hospitals and health systems. Today, accurate patient matching has become a national imperative—in early October, five US senators wrote a letter to the GAO urging it to consider the effects of a national patient matching strategy.

What happened?

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AHIMA Convention 2017 Recap: Patient Matching Remains a Hot Topic

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

The 2017 AHIMA Convention & Exhibit was as timely as ever – and not just because the California sun was a welcome relief from rainy DC. The industry-wide problem of patient misidentification has been getting more and more attention in the press recently and was top-of-mind for many in LA. Three days before the convention,… Read more »

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BCBS IM Symposium Wrap-Up: Not Just for Cowboys

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

The Verato team had a great time in Phoenix at the annual IM Symposium thanks to BCBS Arizona. Most notably, our rock-star sales manager, Rachel Blum, wrestled a cow to the ground during the rodeo event. We even have proof via our new favorite gif. We saw a lot of similarities between this unruly cow… Read more »

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Health Insurance Companies are Facing a Reckoning on Patient Matching

by Stephanie St. Thomas, Director of Marketing

As technology continues to embed itself into our daily lives, we all create more and more data pertinent to our health – through telemedicine, patient portals, medical devices, behavioral health. Even our socioeconomic information is increasingly – and correctly – being treated as health data. With more information available than ever before, shouldn’t payers and… Read more »

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Raising the Bar on Privacy and Security

by Jenn Behrens, Chief Privacy Officer

Verato’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) is honored to oversee a rigorous information security and privacy program that raises the expectations for workforce, leadership, contractors, third-parties, vendors and customers with baseline standards and requirements that protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and systems. We are proud of our commitment to a… Read more »

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Recapping the SHIEC 2017 Conference

by Josh Firstenberg, Account Executive

I was asked to represent Verato during the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) conference held in Indianapolis. The conference was thriving with ideas to improve patient care, patient experience, and overall outcomes. Topics on Patient Centered Data Home (PCDH), Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), Interoperability, and Behavioral Health were some of my favorites, perhaps because their use cases depend tremendously on accurate identity resolution.

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IBM Initiate Struggles to Make Matches

If You Use IBM Initiate, You Need to Read This

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

IBM Initiate is a state-of-the-art master patient index (MPI) solution with best-of-breed patient matching capabilities. But it requires thousands or millions of potential matches to be manually reviewed. Learn how you can automatically match those potential matches, saving the time and effort of manual review.

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MPI cleanups are a thing of the past

MPI Cleanups Are a Thing of the Past

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

It’s time for organizations to stop performing MPI cleanups. Verato offers a subscription service that lets organizations prevent duplicates from being created in the first place.

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AHIMA16 – How to Unlock Big Data to Analyze Populations

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

Population health and analytics are at the forefront of almost every discussion about the future of healthcare. But the ability to analyze the health of a population is dependent on the accuracy with which claims, clinical, biographical, and other data can be aggregated and assembled into complete views of each patient.

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The Age of Data Governance for Patient Matching is Over

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

A recent study published in the AHIMA journal “Perspectives in Health Information Management” analyzed what data errors cause duplicate patient records. But duplicates can be found and prevented without the need for data governance.

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CHIME National Patient ID Challenge – Blitz Round

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

We are excited to have entered the CHIME National Patient ID Challenge Blitz Round! We think that the Challenge will spur innovative solutions for patient identification—therefore, what is most important is the interoperability of those solutions.

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A Recap of Our Week at HIMSS16

by Nick Orser, Product Marketing Manager

Verato had a great week at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. Many members of our marketing, sales, and executive leadership teams made it out at one point or another to learn more about HIT, to network with other HIT professionals, and to spread the word about our unique patient matching solution that drives interoperability.

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How to Achieve Accurate Identity Matching without the Sweat Equity

by Jon Case, Senior Solutions Architect

If you’ve ever renovated a house or bought a “fixer-upper,” you know all about sweat equity—it’s the painstaking investment of time and labor that goes into the project. What you might not know is when you buy a modern identity matching solution—whether a Data Quality (DQ), Master Data Management (MDM), or Master Patient Index (MPI) tool—you are signing up for more sweat equity than you realize.

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