Hospitals still searching for system to accurately match patients to health records

Ensuring providers accurately match electronic health records with the right patient has emerged as a hot-button issue for the health information technology industry as its provider customers come under increasing pressure to freely share records with other providers.

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According to surveys and published reports, the error rates for automatic patient matching range from 1% to over 50%, depending on whether a requesting provider is querying patient records within an organization, from another provider or from a health information exchange.

Frustration Prevails with ICD-10, Meaningful Use in 2015 | Physicians Practice

In a two-part series, Physicians Practice looks back at the top health IT issues of the year. Part one focuses on meaningful use and ICD-10.

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Nothing on the technology front loomed larger than the ICD-10 conversion. Although a KPMG LLP survey found that 80 percent of organizations said the transition has proceeded fairly uneventfully, others say that there still may be physician productivity decreases in 2016.