Matching patient prescriptions to the right patient records can be a daunting task. Incorrect identification can occur anywhere on a patient’s healthcare journey from hospitals and labs to physician offices and pharmacies. It can be caused by:
- Data incompatibility between health systems and pharmacies
- Clerical errors such as misspelling of names
- Lack of data standardization
- Duplicate records that spread a patient’s data over multiple profiles
LexisNexis can match patient or member records to one of our LexID profiles and return a unique LexID number for each individual. In turn, these LexIDs allow healthcare organizations to identify duplicate records as well as match and merge like records. A LexID is more secure and unique than a Social Security Number identification system since it can’t be traced back to the individual. With the push for a universal patient identifier, LexID can help meet the need automated patient matching, relieving the burden and cost of manual matching on staff.