patient identity

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Report on ONC’s Working Session on Patient Identity and Matching

On Monday, August 31, I attended the final Working Session on Patient Identity and Matching. This virtual event was hosted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). This Working Session was a followup to an earlier session back in June 2020. The event last week had over 300 attendees and covered a wide range of topics and technologies related to patient identity and matching. These ONC Working Sessions are being driven by requirements that are part of the 21st Century Cures Act as well as a Congressional request from December 2019 to continue to "...evaluate the effectiveness of current [patient identity and matching] methods and recommend actions that increase the likelihood of an accurate match of patients to their health care data." Much of the focus of this study has been on whether a national patient identifier should be implemented in the US.

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VA’s Roger Baker Updates EHR Security Strategy

Patrick Ouellette | Health IT Security | March 4, 2013

Outgoing Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) CIO Roger W. Baker provided testimony last week on the VA and Department of Defense (DoD) joint EHR venture. In doing so, he highlighted how the organizations plan on maximizing data security with the new technologies. Read More »