People around the world increasingly use biometrics like their face to unlock their phones, board airplanes, and obtain a variety of services. In India, for example, citizens are identified through fingerprints and other biometrics that enables them access to government services. Other countries and the private sector are using biometrics for other purposes, such as to facilitate international travel by sharing passenger data. While not widespread in healthcare, some hospitals use biometric technologies to help identify patients. And research indicates that patients want to use biometrics to link their health records so that they and their caregivers have the most complete information at the point of care. The session will highlight lessons healthcare can learn from other industries and countries that employ biometrics to address patient matching —the ability to link records for the same individual held in different locations and a perennial problem in healthcare.