Fierce Healthcare September 23, 2020
Jon Case, Verato

Many are heralding implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act as the key to unlocking value in healthcare, ensuring that patient data can be easily shared among health systems, health information exchanges and payers to drive more personalized care. But targeted clinical interventions run the risk of not being optimized unless patients can be accurately matched to their medical records—and that’s an issue that demands a solution beyond the Cures Act.

Patient matching ensures that all of a patient’s medical information can be tied correctly to the individual. It relies on the data that are inputted at the point of registration—a person’s name, address, date of birth and phone number, for example—to uniquely identify the patient no matter where the...

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