Cutting readmissions: Index allows hospital to track high-risk patients

Barr, Paul
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/25/2011 Anniversary Issue, p10
Trade Publication
The article provides information on the healthcare market in the area of Arlington, Fort Worth and Dallas in Texas. It says that hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region are hoping to reduce hospital readmissions with the help of a local master patient index, which is overseen by the DFW Hospital Council in Irving. According to the author, researchers and hospitals are using the information generated by the Regional Enterprise Master Patient Index (REMPI) to monitor readmissions.


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