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Advancements and Challenges in Patient Matching Webinar

Electronic health records (EHRs) offer the promise of improved healthcare coordination, lower costs and improved patient safety. To achieve these benefits providers need to be able to share patient health information, and systems must be able to match patient data from disparate health data silos. Currently, mistakes in patient matching are a substantial contributor to adverse medical events, and correcting mismatched patient records can be as high as several hundred dollars per record. More important than monetary costs are the potential cost in human lives and subsequent legal cost due if a patient receives the wrong treatment. Given the substantive impacts poor patient matching can have on care delivery, population health analyses, and research, it is important for organizations to be able to quantify their patient matching algorithm’s performance and compare the results to industry standard benchmarks and performance metrics.
Adam Culbertson, Innovator-In Residence, HIMSS; Abel Kho, Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University; and Tom Leary, VP of Government Relations, HIMSS join Health 2.0’s Matthew Holt and Indu Subaiya to discuss the challenges, such as technical and political hurdles to matching patients in this webinar
Speakers : Matthew Holt, Indu Subaiya, Adam Culbertson, Tom Leary, Abel Kho
Companies : Health 2.0, Health 2.0, HIMSS, HIMSS, Northwestern University