EHR Intelligence February 13, 2020
Christopher Jason

Healthcare providers and HIE professionals were surveyed to identify the core issues surrounding patient matching and how to improve the situation.

Patient matching accuracy and rates across the country continue to be a challenge for hospitals and health information exchanges (HIEs), according to a survey conducted by eHealth Initiative Foundation in a partnership with NextGate.

In a survey of roughly 120 healthcare providers and HIE leaders, the researchers identified adoption barriers, how to improve match rates, and the need for government support as top patient matching issues.

“As the number of players and organizations in the healthcare space continue to expand rapidly, patient matching is even more important,” said Jennifer Covich Bordenick, chief executive officer of eHealth Initiative Foundation.