User:Andreasquit/Unified patient information management

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Concept and Definition[edit]

Unified patient information management (UPIM) is a patient-centric approach to health information management. Platforms or systems for UPIM provide single-source access to a patient’s administrative, clinical and financial information from health insurance providers, physicians, health service providers and other data sources.

Background[edit]

UPIM addresses the key issues facing the US healthcare system, including increasing costs[1] and inefficiencies[2].

A UPIM system aims to provide access to the complete medical data of a patient at the time of care.

How UPIM Works[edit]

A system for UPIM integrates health IT applications and services that store patient information, in conjunction with the integration of provider office workflows that support specific role-based tasks.

Systems for UPIM differ from provider organization to provider organization. A general practitioner’s office may have various administrative and clinical applications, such as practice management and electronic medical records, while a provider billing office is likely to include administrative and financial applications, such as eligibility checking and EFT, with no clinical applications.


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