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The Five Key MDM Metrics You Need to Track

Your master data is a strategic business asset — so make sure you’re treating it that way. That means you should be demanding (or providing!) concise enterprise data metrics to measure MDM program effectiveness.

However, simply relying on data warehouses to extract meaningful master data insights…

The Many Advantages of MDM on AWS

Many of our MDM customers have or are considering a move to Cloud for reasons like enhanced security, cost containment, and skill focus.

Key Points from the ONC Patient Identification & Matching Working Group

On June 1st, IMT’s Corinne Blair (Healthcare Practice Lead) and Deanna Nole (Solution Offerings Director) attended the day long ONC Patient Matching and Identification Working Group session.  This was a marathon session of almost 30 presentations from healthcare providers, policy folks and …

Measuring the impact of COVID-19

Globally, every organization’s focus, both private and public, has turned to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Providers of healthcare services, federal governments, and state/provincial health and human services organizations have …

New Decade, New Initiatives: 4 Ways Your EMPI Enables Transformation

This new decade is full of big initiatives, which is probably why our first 2020 webcast drew lots of engaged participants. (You can watch the recording here.) We discussed the …

EMPIs combating COVID-19

EMPIs can contribute to combating COVID-19 COVID-19 now dominates our conversations, the news, and is creating reactions ranging from panic to eyerolls.  In recent days it has also brought our …

IMT Name:ID™ – Enhanced Name Screening

With regulatory compliance requirements and possible sanctions enforcement, it is no wonder organizations are paying more attention to who they are doing business with. In Canada, the Proceeds of Crime …

The Next Decade – EMPI as a Strategic Asset

Spirited conversations exploring new frontiers and compelling new uses for the EMPI were abundant in the recent IMT event “The Next Decade, EMPI as a Strategic Asset” held in Orlando …

2020 and the Future of Healthcare Data

The Year 2020… It’s always seemed to be some distant, far-off time – somewhere in the FUTURE. Futurists predicted that technology would become essential to our lives, that information would …

“Know Your Citizen” A Critical Foundation for eGovernment

An eGovernment strategy has become an important part of virtually every government whether it be municipal, county, state/provincial, or federal.  Governments are under constant pressure to deliver significant cost savings …

Want to advance interoperability? Start with better patient record matching

The 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was signed into law on December 13, 2016.  It is designed to help accelerate medical product development and bring new innovations and advances …

Leveraging the Personal Touch in Personal Fitness

The healthcare industry has long known about the power of an Enterprise Master Patient Index, but the broader service and retail industries have often taken an approach that is more …

Learn about IMT OQM at Spring 2019 Lab Conferences

Come learn about IMT’s OQM at Upcoming Spring 2019 Lab Conferences   Order Queue Manager is getting quite a bit of attention at 2019 Lab Conferences!    In a couple weeks, InfoMagnetics Technologies (IMT) will be …

The Buzz from THINK and HIMSS19

Interoperability, FHIR, Engagement, and AI HIMSS19 is in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean the buzz from HIMSS has diminished.  Our favorite part of HIMSS is always spending time …

To Enhance, Not Replace

One of the biggest misconceptions that we hear when meeting with law enforcement and justice agencies is that we are proposing a replacement to some part of their existing infrastructure. …

2019 Will Require Smarter Data Goals

2018 may be the year that data integration and governance went mainstream. The public is beginning to realize that their personal data are captured and used all over the place …

The Pew Report: Taking Patient Matching to the Next Level

IMT commends Pew Charitable Trusts for accelerating the patient identity record matching conversation. Their recent report, Enhanced Patient Matching Is Critical to Achieving Full Promise of Digital Health Records, nicely …

IBM recognizes IMT for excellence

IMT is proud to announce that we are the recipients of IBM’s 2018 Analytics Business Unit Excellence Award for Unified Governance & Integration. This award is in recognition of IMT’s …

IMT Intel:ID – Delivering Insight to Your Data

In law enforcement, I like to think of unstructured data as the haystack. Finding the needle can feel like a cumbersome and even fruitless effort. Many years ago, I was supporting a National …

Put information together during the investigation, not after the arrest

MT Intel:ID – Intelligence-Led Policing Entity resolution and non-obvious relationships are the most critical components in law enforcement data management, yet Records Management Systems do not possess even the most …

Healthcare’s Yanny vs. Laurel problem

By now we’re sure you’ve heard of the “Yanny vs. Laurel” debate that has been sweeping the internet during the month of May. But this debate over who can hear …

IMT and Cabell-Huntington discuss financial benefits of OQM

May 10, 2018 – Davis, WV:  West Virginia Healthcare Financial Management Association Spring Conference We are excited to announce that Lisa Luikart, Financial Systems Analyst at Cabell Huntington Hospital, and Deana …

Unexpected benefits of managing orders

In this digital age, there’s one part of healthcare that seems to be lagging behind: the Lab / Imaging Orders and Results process. It’s not to say that electronic ordering …

Hiding Behind a Name…

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (Arabic: عمر فاروق عبد المطلب ); also known as Umar Abdul Mutallab and Omar Farooq al-Nigeri is popularly referred to as the “Underwear Bomber”.  He is a Nigerian …

It’s Time to Consider “Uptimizing” Your IBM MDM Solution

You may already know that IBM MDM v10.1 goes out of standard support in April 2018– but here’s your wake-up call. As you plan and consider the timing, resources, and budget …

Some things just get better over time

From a fine red wine to a sharp cheese, some things in this world only hit the “sweet spot” when allowed the time to develop and improve with age. This …

When Simplicity Pays Off: Patient Identification

Healthcare systems are united in their struggle to achieve the Triple Aim: transform processes to create a consumer-centric care model, innovate to stay financially viable, and better serve their communities. …

Question Everything:Three new approaches to MDM optimization

If you’ve ever asked questions about MDM in the past, you might have gotten answers like these: “It’s always been done that way.”  “It is what it is.”  “That’s how …

Why IBM MDM v11.5 is a Game Changer

November 6th, 2015 is the scheduled release date for the latest version of IBM InfoSphere MDM, version 11.5. IBM has been working on Master Data Management (MDM) for a long time …

Active Registration: A Case Study

“Dad, I can’t find my shoes!” is a constant refrain heard in my household. “Well, did you actually look for them?” is my usual reply. In the lost-and-found world of …

Who Needs MDM Anyway?

Data Silos and the need for MDM Growing up in rural farm country, it was taken for granted that every farmstead had a silo (or multiple silos) in the back …

Master:ID MDM Appliance Accelerates ROI

Do traditional software deployments take too long for you to see a return on your investment? With the IMT Master:ID appliance you get a pre-configured MDM solution that is tuned …

Pedal to the Metal: Accelerating MDM in Healthcare

Appliances Accelerate MDM Adoption During the past decade, the healthcare and life sciences industries have embraced master data management (MDM) for the standardization and harmonization of business processes, effective data …