COVID-19 has served as a sobering reminder of the underlying interoperability and patient matching vulnerabilities of our nation’s healthcare system. Tired of EHR systems that only provide a limited view of their patient’s health, progressive healthcare organizations and HIEs are leveraging EMPIs as a strategic advantage to integrate multiple data sources and facilitate better coordination among hospitals and their state health departments.

But what kinds of questions should healthcare leaders ask before signing the bottom line on a new EMPI contract?

In this article for Health IT Outcomes, NextGate’s David Bennett outlines 7 key questions to ask to determine if an EMPI vendor is the right fit.