A healthcare data quality and patient matching technology leader, 4medica, and Smile CDR, a leading health data and integration company, have partnered to enhance the quality of health data available to providers and payers.

Gregg Church, president of 4medica, said, “Pairing 4medica’s Health Data Quality platform with Smile CDR’s data aggregation and storage capabilities will result in better patient matching and higher-quality data in the formats required by different healthcare organizations. This partnership gives us more sophistication inside the data that enables better care coordination, greater clinical insights, and a healthier population.”

As a result of low-quality data, including duplicate records, missing patient names, and outdated information, care delivery and billing/payment processes are hindered while expenditures across the healthcare ecosystem become more expensive. Medical equipment, digital devices, and apps are collecting more and more patient health data than ever before. This makes it vital that both provider and payer organizations are able to manage and leverage that data.

Clement Ng, co-founder, and chief revenue officer of Smile CDR, said, “The market demands reliable aggregated data that can drive actionable insights. Together with 4medica, we are providing a platform that finally makes data available in real-time, allowing for much-needed information to get out in many ways to patients, payers, and providers, thereby improving care coordination and clinical outcomes.”

As part of Smile CDR’s data and integration platform, you can access a complete clinical data repository based on the HL7 FHIR standard for storing health records. In addition, it can access support for all FHIR resources. Smile CDR has been included in 4medica’s HDQ platform. However, this new partnership focuses on creating mutual business opportunities to deliver clean, aggregated data to health information exchanges, hospitals, health plans, and provider organizations.

By using Smile CDR, healthcare providers and health plans can benefit from powerful analytics derived from standardized data that is curated, enriched, and organized by 4medica. The HDQ platform can distribute analytics data across multiple user interfaces and portals, putting actionable information at the fingertips of users when they need it.