Capcom is experiencing a new golden age, yet another record year

Capcom is experiencing a new golden age, yet another record year

Capcom is experiencing a new golden age

Just a few days after the launch of Resident Evil Village, there is great news coming for Capcom. By now the Osaka-based company seems to be ringing a series of big releases one after the other, and according to the financial results recently published by the Japanese company, the results are being felt above all in terms of earnings. So we can say it with peace of mind: Capcom is experiencing a real new golden age.

To witness this great moment of the Osaka company there are first and foremost the games. Since Resident Evil VII changed the survival horror saga, Capcom has included an even greater care in its titles than in the past, creating works as diverse as they are of great quality. Another example was Monster Hunter World, which opened the saga to an even wider audience and met with resounding success.

Thanks to these highly acclaimed titles and many more, the coffers of Capcom have fill enriching the company. According to recently published financial data, the Japanese company has closed the fiscal year for four years, beating its previous records. Specifically, during the fiscal year 2021 the company's coffers welcomed the beauty of 95,308 million yen, 16% more than the previous fiscal year.

In short, truly incredible numbers those scored by Capcom in this fiscal year. In the meantime, the company has recently released Resident Evil Village and a few months ago the highly played Monster Hunter Rise, both titles appreciated by both the public and critics. Now we just have to wait to find out what will be the next projects of the Osaka company in addition to the already announced Pragmata of which we know little or nothing.

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The new age of patient information

Virtual care models are here to stay thanks to online visits, remote monitoring and patient engagement tools that effectively reduced foot traffic when in-person care wasn’t an option. From video conferencing to texting, patients were getting the care they needed, when and where they needed it.

It is the start of an entirely new healthcare experience. One where quality patient information is fundamental to delivering and exceeding patient expectations and enabling care coordination. As patients seek care across multiple settings, both in-person and virtually, patient identity is the backbone of everything in healthcare, fueling healthcare consumerization and unlocking the digital front door.

It’s paramount to ensuring patients receive safe, accurate and personalized care. According to one estimate, matching within facilities can be as low as 80 percent — meaning that 1 out of every 5 patients may not be matched to all his or her records when seeking care at a location they’ve already received care from in the past. This new healthcare environment means payers, pharmacies and providers alike need a comprehensive, complete view of a patient across the entire continuum of care. 

The “golden record” is critical to close gaps in care at the individual level, address patient safety concerns and revenue leakage associated with incorrect patient matching. Patient data is often inconsistent through a maze of electronic systems — ordinarily incomplete, out of date and unreliable, regardless of where a patient receives care. 

As the industry moves toward value-based care and risk-based delivery and payment models, socio-economic data beyond the four walls of a doctor’s office are increasingly important to create a 360-degree view of a patient. Social determinants of health (SDOH) like barriers to transportation, technology or financial means hinder a patient’s ability to follow treatment plans, take medication or attend important follow-up visits. As a result, this increases the chances of patients being readmitted or unnecessary emergency visits that could be avoided with appropriate care planning. Providers risk poor quality ratings and less reimbursements, while payers risk increased wasteful costs. Combining accurate patient information with SDOH for a single, best patient record can vastly improve care delivery for both individual and population health. 

The challenge has long been how to connect all of a patient’s information stored in disparate IT systems and accurately associate it with the correct patient. True interoperability, like this, requires accurate patient identification. As demographic identifiers frequently change over time, are incomplete or mismatched across IT systems, organizations need to leverage referential matching to compare each data record to a comprehensive and continuously updated reference database of identities spanning the entire U.S. population.

In AHIMA’s 2020 Patient Identification Survey, 22% of respondents reported they achieved a 1% or less duplicate error rate in their electronic health record (EHR). How does an organization successfully get there? It starts with resolution, enrichment and protection — the three pillars of identity management that are foundational to achieve the most accurate, comprehensive and secure view of today’s healthcare consumer.

  • Resolution: Confidently identify and match patient records & ensure accurate patient demographic data
  • Enrichment: Update and enhance patient information for the most current, accurate, holistic patient view 
  • Protection: Authenticate a patient identity before sharing sensitive information
  • In the New Age of Patient Information — a single, best patient view is required. Healthcare’s digital transformation begins and ends with accurate and holistic patient identities. The vision of an integrated, interoperable healthcare ecosystem starts with consistently and correctly linking disparate clinical and non-clinical data across silos to generate the single best, most accurate patient record. It’s the only way to know who a patient is before they show up - to gain insights into who they are and leverage that into high-quality care.

    Ultimately, patient identity management can prevent medical identity theft, optimize the revenue cycle, reduce denied claims, prevent duplicate record creation and enhance patient safety – leading to improved financials and boosting bottom lines in the process. 

    In today’s vastly connected world, consumers expect a seamless patient experience based on accurate and secure data. If other industries have long accomplished this undertaking, why not healthcare? 

    About the Author:

    Karly Rowe is responsible for the Patient Access, Identity, and Care Management product portfolios at Experian Health. Leveraging her diverse background across credit, retail, and healthcare, Karly is responsible for finding new ways to leverage Experian’s data and analytical capabilities to develop new, innovative solutions for the healthcare industry. 

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