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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.

Read the full article at: www.modernhealthcare.com

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.