2 Explain the type of MPI error that has occurred 2 pts and the importance of

2 explain the type of mpi error that has occurred 2

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2. Explain the type of MPI error that has occurred (2 pts) and the importance of correcting these errors (5 pts). In this example, a duplicate MPI error took place. Kathryn was assigned 4 different MR numbers. This case shows carelessness on the part of the registration staff as they did not ensure that the patient had already been seen at the hospital. It is important to promptly address these duplicates errors because they can lead to negative outcomes for the patient such as misdiagnosis, duplicate tests, and overlays. Also, it can potentially affect the accountability of the facility as well as health care overspending, and fraud. 2. Assume that the registration staff now enters a patient by the name of Ann K. Black and mistakenly assigns her the same medical record number (154360) as Kathryn Ann Black. 1. Which type of MPI error is this? (2 pts) An overlay error. 2. What issues do you perceive as a result of this error? (4 pts) How would you correct this error? (4 pts)
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Ann K. Black’s medical information can be merged into someone else’s record. This can be life-threading for both of them since their medical information will be unified. For example: - They can get medications that they do not need; if some of them happen to be allergic to a drug, it can compromise their health and life. - They can be misdiagnosed resulting in unnecessary treatments that also affect health care costs - In general their medical information will change completely such as blood type, family history, preexisting conditions, allergies, etc. Fixing this error can be challenging and some measurements have to be followed before taking action. I would communicate with my supervisor as soon as I identify the overlay error so that he or she can contact a professional to analyze the medical records deeply. I would also take notes of the day and time when I noticed the error; that way, the patients visits can be tracked.
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  • Fall '19
  • Caterina Whitus
  • Family name, Ann K. Black

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