Patient Matching

Data dictates the effectiveness of healthcare—the right treatment needs to be provided to the right patient, using the right patient information. Duplicate EHRs cost hospitals an average of $1,950 per patient per inpatient stay. Reconciling patient demographics for medical images that were generated elsewhere can be one of the most labor-intensive and error-prone processes. Dicom Systems makes it easy for your clerical and clinical staff to automate the ingestion of outside imaging studies.

Patient Matching Process

With our Patient Match module, the Unifier platform can quickly present possible patient matches for incoming images with three effective outcomes:

  • With 95% or more confidence that your database already has a matching patient, Unifier automatically transforms the appropriate DICOM tags to match your database, then auto-routes the modified exam to your PACS or VNA
  • In the case of multiple possible matches, Unifier presents the options in a list for an administrator to decide which of the records is the right match
  • When no matches are found among existing patient records, Unifier will place the exam in a QA worklist—awaiting the creation of a new MRN for the incoming set of images.

Patient Matching Benefits

  • Reduce duplicate medical records and overlays
  • Prevent medical identity theft and insurance fraud
  • Decrease dependency on manual labor and personnel
  • Streamline redundancies as a result of new sites, vendor changes, and healthcare reform
  • Gain the full value from your EHR investment
  • Increase patient satisfaction and safety

Get fast and accurate patient auto-matching for your organization’s PACS and EHR. Contact us to schedule a personalized demo >

In some cases, we are the only radiology service for hundreds of kilometers. Our role in the continuum of care includes meeting tight turnaround times for a large network of providers. Dicom Systems offered an enterprise imaging platform we found to be extremely versatile and intuitive.

We have a dependable terminator point for numerous workflows as well as a patient identifier master database through the Unifier. Now when files arrive, nothing clashes.

Ben Ganley

IT and Strategic IT Manager, Alpenglow Radiology