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ONC Focuses on Data Governance with Patient Matching Framework

December 20, 2017 - The Office of the National Coordinator, in conjunction with CMMI institute, has released a new patient identification and patient matching framework to help ensure accurate care across an increasingly interoperable healthcare continuum. The Patient Demographic Data Quality (PDDQ) toolkit aims to address a serious and pervasive problem in health information management: medical errors...

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Patient Matching, Health IT Standards Critical for Interoperability

by Jennifer Bresnick

Trustworthy interoperability of accurate, meaningful, and timely health data must be predicated upon reliable patient matching techniques and widely shared health IT standard, states the Pew Charitable Trusts in a letter addressed to...

Top Health IT Groups Ask Congress for Patient Identification Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nearly two dozen healthcare providers, professional groups, and interoperability organizations are urging Congress to remove language that prevents the development of improved patient identification tools.  In a letter addressed to...

ECRI: “Most If Not All” Patient Identification Errors Preventable

by Nathan Boroyan

The majority of patient identification errors, including wrong-patient errors, may be preventable with a few key changes to provider processes, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute’s Patient Safety Organization. An...

Data Governance Can Help Improve Patient Matching Issues

by Sara Heath

Better data governance is necessary to reduce duplicate patient records and improve the process for patient matching, according to a new study published in Perspectives in Health Information Management, the online journal for the AHIMA...


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