Session ID: 
400

The Need for a Nationwide Patient-Matching Solution

1:30pm - 2:30pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Galileo 904

Description

A critical building block to nationwide interoperability of health information is the ability to accurately match patients to their health data. While there have been efforts to develop a nationwide strategy for interoperability, there has been far less focus on a nationwide approach to patient matching. This session will engage participants in a conversation about potential solutions—including a unique patient identifier, increased standardization of demographic information, and patient led approaches—and the need for a single, unified strategy to tackle the challenge of matching patients to their health records.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Differentiate between the various ways hospitals currently match patients, and why they are insufficient
  • Evaluate the existing alternatives to matching patients and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Explain the need for a single, nationwide strategy for patient matching and how it could promote patient safety

Speaker(s): 

Manager, Health IT,
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Chief Information Officer,
Beth Israel Deaconess System
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
ACHE
1.00
AHIMA
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
Physician, CMO, CMIO
Senior IT Executive

Level: 

Intermediate