What is Master Patient Index for?
Master Patient Index in healthcare can be described as an electronic database of patients receiving healthcare services.
The data that falls under the Master Patient Index is demographic information, information from the facility’s financial system for the individual patient, etc. All this is within a single-source system.
Benefits of MPI in Healthcare
Helpful in accurately identifying an individual with their healthcare record when utilizing the healthcare services at a facility.
Maintaining systematic records of patients and their demographic information.
Easy access regardless of time and place with updated information of these services.
A medical MPI ensures that the medical staff gets access to accurate and updated information on a patient’s health record.
Can help eliminate duplicate records or entries of one single patient.
It is one important factor in maintaining cost-efficient and appropriate healthcare services.