Inaccurate patient matching erodes the value of innovative healthcare solutions and harms patient experience and safety. How are you addressing this patient matching challenge?
A few years ago, patient matching was a challenge addressed by health information management professionals within the four walls of their hospitals and health systems. Today, accurate patient matching has become a national imperative—in early October, five US senators wrote a letter to the GAO urging it to consider the effects of a national patient matching strategy.
We are excited to have entered the CHIME National Patient ID Challenge Blitz Round! We think that the Challenge will spur innovative solutions for patient identification—therefore, what is most important is the interoperability of those solutions.