The Need for a Nationwide Patient-Matching Solution
1:30pm - 2:30pmTuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
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.