Master Patient Index

Creation of a unique cross-enterprise patient identity with automatic assignment of patient records

The Master Patient Index Module is essential for the accurate sharing of clinical data across healthcare organizations. It is a central component of any future-oriented eHealth strategy. Using a powerful matching algorithm, it compares patient data from disparate systems, links related records under an Enterprise Unique Identifier and creates a Golden Record. The Master Patient Index can reduce duplicate records, enable an HIE to establish a community health record, enhance population health management and improve billing accuracy. The integration into existing system landscapes can be done easily via standardized interfaces based on HL7 or IHE integration profiles.

The Challenge

The clear cross-system identification of patients poses major challenges for hospitals and hospital networks. As the need for cross-system and multi-device data exchange continues to grow as a result of increased clinical collaboration and cross-sector collaboration, the complexity of IT system environments is also increasing.
With the ICW Master Patient Index you can identify your patients safely and automatically across system boundaries.

Functionality

Features

  • Powerful Matching Algorithms
  • Configurable thresholds for automated assignment
  • Flexible handling of incomplete data
  • Various interfaces for the import or export of data
  • Transparent injection of patient IDs in HL7 messages

Screenshots and Diagrams

Coming soon

Standards and Profiles

IHE PIX

IHE PIXv3

IHE PDQ

IHE PDQv3

IHE XAD-PID

HL7v2

HL7 FHIR

IHE XCPD
With the Modul Cross Community Connect

IHE PIXm
With the Modul App Connect

IHE PDQm
With the Modul App Connect

Rhön-Klinikum AG

„Der Master Patient Index (MPI) der ICW kann unabhängig von der Gesamtlösung als Einzelprodukt in heterogenen Systemwelten effizient eingesetzt werden. Diese Arbeitsweise und Funktionalität, in Verbindung mit dem leistungsstarken Matching-Algorithmus für Patientenstammdaten verschiedener Institutionen, sind absolute Alleinstellungsmerkmale dieses Produktes.“

Prof. Dr. Kurt Heinz Marquardt
Leiter IT Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH

Selected articles on Master Patient Index in our ICW Perspectives

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