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DQ 1 - medical record numbers and that is it The amount of...

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I believe that master patient index's have both good qualities and bad qualities. I think that it is a great idea to maintain a patient index because it helps in finding basic information about the patient as well as helps in retrieving their medical records. I think that this also help the admissions department to be more efficient in their jobs. I feel that the master patient index's do contain to much information and I think that it should just have the basics like your name, date of birth, SSN, and your
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Unformatted text preview: medical record numbers and that is it. The amount of information that is gathered is a bad quality of the index. I remember when I was being admitted to the hospital for a infusion last year and they wanted to know what state I was born in. When I inquired as to why they needed to know this they stated that it was just new information that they were gathering....
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