Richardson, Texas—Verinovum, which provides health information exchange software and infrastructure for the state of Oklahoma, announced today that it improved its matching accuracy of patient records in excess of 25 percent utilizing the ARGO Entity Match & Resolution Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) solution.
Verinovum leverages the ARGO advanced patient matching technology to automatically link millions of patient records for over 1,600 providers. The ARGO technology identified and matched approximately 500,000 patients with incomplete medical records—roughly the population of Oklahoma City—that were missed by the previous EMPI solution. The ARGO solution also allowed the statewide HIE to reduce its manual adjudication work queue by 58 percent, resulting in significant cost savings.
The ARGO EMPI solution detects and links duplicate patient and practitioner records using a highly accurate mix of statistical models and supervised learning methods to dramatically improve accuracy. As such, an effective EMPI provides a critical component of Verinovum’s efforts to improve the quality of care and the health of area residents. “We compared ARGO to other vendors and selected them because they advanced to the next generation of accuracy due to their analytical science core competency,” said Verinovum CTO Chris McLean. He added, “We validated ARGO’s accuracy by extensive statistical sampling and reviewing all of the problematic record sets that our previous EMPI incorrectly linked and matched. Out of all the sets we evaluated, the ARGO system matched 99.9 percent correctly right out-of-the-box. We have integrated EMPI into our overall healthcare solution.”
“Our approach to achieving matching accuracy incorporates advancements in natural language processing and machine learning into probabilistic matching techniques,” said ARGO’s Healthcare Business Development Director Steve Kotyk. “With our advanced probabilistic matching algorithm, it tunes itself according to the characteristics of the patient population it’s managing, and with Verinovum, we achieved a high level of accuracy with no additional subjective tuning.”
Verinovum is a technology company with a mission to build foundational technologies supporting the culture of health; providing the necessary population health tools to support improved patient care, reduce costs, and manage risk. Our cognitive computing solution is designed specifically for determinates of health, adapting to the complexities inherent in the chaotic data environments and supporting value based payment models. Verinovum’s high-performance real-time platform offers authentic interoperability and our healthcare specific solutions are built to address the industry gaps in data integration, content acquisition, terminology management, decision support and analytics.
Verinovum’s solutions benefit a broad spectrum of the healthcare industry. Specifically, our solutions support health information exchanges, integrated delivery networks, health systems, physician organizations, payers, care management teams, state and local health departments, behavioral health, and social service agencies.
Founded in 1980, ARGO is a leader in mission-critical and analytical software. ARGO’s dedicated team provides more than 150 years of healthcare and technology expertise. Applying this knowledge and expertise, ARGO designs solutions to address key issues including patient matching and biometric verification, duplicate record detection and prevention, access to data across organizations, and quality of care.
ARGO Healthcare solutions also help organizations respond to healthcare reform by providing tools to improve collections and increase patient revenue. For more information, visit Healthcare.ARGOData.com.
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