Patient identification and patient matching have been a decades-long challenge for the healthcare industry. Hear some of the recent industry activities addressing these challenges, as well as the UPMC case study.
There are many paths to actively engaging consumers in their health and wellness, and the ONC Patient Matching Final report provided yet another avenue. In my blog I mentioned consumer engagement as a path to better data quality, but the value is really very broad. Therefore, it is important that
Patient matching requires a solution that includes people, process and technology. There is no silver bullet such as a national patient identifier. The ONC Patient Identification and Matching Final Report reflected this long-held belief. Enjoy some highlights from this report below:
In my last blog post I shared some of the background on the December ONC Patient Identification and Matching Stakeholder meeting, as well as barriers explored during the meeting. Lively debate erupted around some findings, with a few participants feeling that the whole discussion was going down the
The December 16, 2013 ONC Stakeholder meeting addressing patient identification and matching could best be summed up by a statement made early in the day’s discussions by Dr Scott Schumacher, chief scientist for MDM at IBM: “We don’t have an algorithm issue, we have a data quality issue.” As the