Health Information Technologies and Processes


  • 1.  EMPI/MPI Errors

    Posted 11-15-2019 11:57

    Hello all,

    Could you share what your accuracy rate is for number merges and what corrective action policy you have to address when merges are made in error?

    Thank you,


    Karla B. Viruet, MS, RHIA
    HIM Operations Manager
    The Valley Hospital

  • 2.  RE: EMPI/MPI Errors

    Posted 11-18-2019 17:02
    I am also interested in this. We have a major issue with duplicate patient numbers being created. We had a major project to determine where most of the duplicates were being created and it came from the ER dept registration process. We put some new processes in place and it seems to have helped; however, we still get quite a few. We will be implementing Meditech Expanse soon and it is supposed to have better MPI searches leading to fewer duplicates.

    Mikki Medine
    Him Director
    Thibodaux Regional Medical Center