CrossChx Identity Resolution Coalition Signs 200th Hospital, Verifying Over 33M Patient
Profiles To Date
CIRC’s global patient identity network now larger than any single health system in the U.S.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 19, 2015 – CrossChx, the leader in identity resolution for smarter healthcare, today announced the expansion of their CrossChx Identity Resolution Coalition (CIRC) to 200 hospitals across the United States. CIRC is dedicated to solving patient identity once and for all. Health systems across the nation are coming together to address the fundamental challenge of patient identity, enabling more accurate care and better fraud prevention. As CIRC continues to grow so too does the strength of the insight available, leading to better patient experiences and improved health outcomes through better access, security, and deduplication of records.
CIRC was created in response to the pressing healthcare issue of verifying and protecting patient identity. CrossChx has found that nearly 14 percent of medical records contain serious identity errors, and an estimated 20 percent of people in the U.S. have incomplete medical records in hospitals, with patients often entered into systems with the wrong names, birthdates, or social security numbers. These serious errors split a patient’s medical history, often leading to treatment based on incomplete information, which can cause medical mistakes and even the loss of life.
Through the coalition, CrossChx is able to take all the pieces of a patient’s medical identity and create a clear and comprehensive picture, resolving to one complete record. This gives every hospital that is part of the CIRC the benefit of a secure medical identity that still protects the integrity of the individual hospital and patient data.
“We are experiencing a period of significant innovation in healthcare, but many of these advancements can’t be made until we first solve the fundamental challenges of patient identity,” said Sean Lane, CrossChx CEO and Co-Founder. “CIRC is dedicated to resolving the identity crisis in healthcare. The rapid expansion of the coalition demonstrates the focused effort across the industry to solve the fundamental challenge of patient identity. CIRC is the first step towards better patient data and information, not only to reduce medical errors and mistreatment, but also to provide a foundation for new innovative solutions to be built.”
To date, CIRC has resolved over 33 million patient profiles, and now represents more locations than any single health system in the US. More than 100,000 instant notifications flagging potential identity errors have been sent to hospitals, identifying and helping to resolve more than 2 million medical identity errors. Employing proprietary algorithms built from probabilistic and deterministic markers, CrossChx maps and matches a person’s records against all available data to resolve an identity down to one complete record. Through CIRC, CrossChx has discovered 75 percent more identity errors than any other capability that hospitals currently deploy, and identified over 2 million identity errors on top of traditional de-duplication systems.
For more information about CIRC, please visit: crosschx.com/circ.
CrossChx is the leader in identity resolution for smarter healthcare. CrossChx creates a universal patient ID to organize healthcare data and enable a new breed of innovative applications. Their flagship product, SafeChx, is the standard for safe, reliable patient access, and is now actively deployed at over 150 health systems nationwide. CrossChx has resolved over 33 million patent identities to date.
CrossChx was founded in 2012 by Sean Lane and Brad Mascho, and is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, visit crosschx.com.
The CrossChx Identity Resolution Coalition (CIRC) is dedicated to solving patient identity once and for all. More than 200 health systems across the nation that have taken the first step to solve the fundamental challenge of patient identity. As the CIRC continues to grow, so too does the strength of the insight available, leading to better patient experiences and improved health outcomes.
By establishing patient identity as a fundamental right, CIRC is helping to reduce the risk of incorrect procedures and treatment, fraudulent and denied claims, and the contamination of medical records with inaccurate information.
For more information, visit crosschx.com/circ.