Enabling the Master Patient Index on the MedLink Spitex Platform
Zürich, November 27, 2019
The eHealth 2.0 strategy of the Swiss Confederation is based on the electronic exchange of data between Swiss health care providers in a standardized and secure environment.
Every health professional, whether freelance or working for an organization, is interested in integrating patient follow-up into a widerframework and to share data directly from the solution they use daily.
The Master Patient Index is a key element of this strategy.
For this reason, Medical Link Services AG has decided to integrate the Master Patient Index into its MedLink Spitex platform, by connecting to a central patient catalog (OFAC – https://www.abilis.ch/en/about ) that contains Basic Patient Data .
The MPI does not exchange any sensitive or confidential data, it is exclusively used to access the data in order to identify a patient in a doubtless manner.
With this unique identifier, care profresionals can share information, with prior consent of the patient.
The benefit for users of MedLink Spitex is to guarantee the accuracy and completeness of a patient’s administrative data: address, AHV number, insurance, policy number, insurance card number.