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Concept and Definition
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.
A UPIM system aims to provide access to the complete medical data of a patient at the time of care.
How UPIM Works
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.