Duplicate/Double Registrations

Hi! For those of you with EHRs, does HIM still work duplicate/double registrations or has this task passed onto another department, such as registration or IT?


Tricia Truscott, HIM Director
Urbana, IL


  • edited May 2016
    We still do it.
  • edited May 2016
    Here, HIM still works those.

    Sheila Schultz
    Director of Medical Records
    Wheeling Hospital
    One Medical Park
    Wheeling WV 26003
  • edited May 2016
    I wish. HIM is still responsible here.

    Lorraine J. Robichaud, RHIT, CPMSM
    Director, Health Information Management
    Privacy Officer
    Director, Medical Staff Services
    Heywood Hospital
    Phone: 978.630.6245
    Fax: 978.630.6937
    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world". Mahatma Ghandi
  • edited May 2016
    HIM still takes care of this here also. Too much room for error as we
    have many "like and similar" names.

    Catherine S. Kadry, RHIT, CCS, CHA
    Director, Health Information Management
    Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
    207 W. Legion Road
    Brawley, CA 92227
    Phone (760) 351-3148 Fax (760) 351-3463
  • edited May 2016
    We still handle them in HIM.

    Norma Knipp, MSA, RHIA
    Manager, Health Information Department
    Privacy Officer
    North Kansas City Hospital
    2800 Clay Edwards Drive
    North Kansas City, MO 64116
  • edited May 2016
    HIM takes care of this here. I am of the belief that it is best taken care of in HIM and handled by experts as opposed to decentralizing to registration. I believe that HIM is the logical and appropriate department to "own" the EMPI. AHIMA's Practice Brief, "Fundamentals for Building a Master Patient Index/Enterprise Master Patient Index (Updated in 2010) is a good resource and includes a sample job description.

    Laura J. Rizzo, MHA, RHIA
    Director, Health Information Management
    WellSpan Health
    York, PA
    717) 812-3500
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