Health Information Technologies and Processes

Selective Merging of MPI Data

  • 1.  Selective Merging of MPI Data

    Posted 09-11-2019 10:59
    When merging MRN's is it ok to select which fields to merge or must all fields be merged?  For example, MRN-A is being merged into MRN-B, however, there are certain fields in MRN-A that should be kept (i.e. the suffix or prefix on the name or marital status).

    If specific fields can be selected, does anyone have a policy that can be shared?  I know all visit history has to be merged/kept so I am asking specifically about demographic information.

    Jamika Duncan, DHSC, MHSA, RHIA
    HIM Implementation Consultant