ONC Working Session #2: Patient Identity and Matching

Monday, August 31, 2020; 09:30 AM EDT - 04:30 PM EDT

Join us for a final working session on patient identity and patient matching. We invite individuals and organizations to provide input and insight into existing challenges and promising innovations in patient identity and matching. This final session will focus on the following key areas: privacy and security, research and evaluation, standards, and innovation. This feedback will inform ONC’s report to Congress on evaluating the effectiveness of technical and operational methods that improve identification of patients.

ONC is soliciting feedback from all attendees, presentations are not required. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit comments during and after the session to Identity.ONC@hhs.gov.



9:30-9:40 am



Congressional Report on Patient Identity & Matching
Andy Gettinger, MD
Chief Clinical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

9:40-10:50 am

Privacy & Security

9:40-9:50 am

High-Level Overview of Privacy & Security Considerations
Kathryn Marchesini, JD
Chief Privacy Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

9:50-10:05 am

A Federated Model for Secure Patient Identification
Dan Cidon
Chief Technology Officer, NextGate

10:05-10:20 am

National Health ID Security and Privacy Considerations
Barry Hieb, MD
Founder and Chief Scientist, Global Patient Identifiers

10:20-10:35 am

Privacy-Preserving Record Linkage
Pradeep Podila, PhD, MHA, MS
Public Health Informatics Fellow, CDC
Duty Station: Denver Public Health
Andrew Gregorowicz, MS
Principal Software Systems Engineer, MITRE Corp.

10:35-10:50 am

Privacy & Security Standards
Luis C. Maas III, MD, PhD
Chief Technology Officer, EMR Direct

10:50-11:20 am

Trust Frameworks

10:50-11:05 am

The Kantara Trust Framework: Identity Assurance for US Healthcare
Colin Wallis
Executive Director, Kantara Initiative

11:05-11:20 am

Patient Identity and National Trust Fr ameworks
Dave Cassel
Executive Director, Carequality
David Pyke
Senior Interoperability and Standards Consulting, Ready Computing

11:20-11:30 am


11:30-12:05 pm

Alliances & Coalitions

11:30-11:45 am

FIDO Alliance – and the Increasing Ubiquity of FIDO Authentication
Jeremy Grant
Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy, Venable
Public Policy Advisor, FIDO Alliance

11:45 am-12:05 pm

Observations from the Patient I.D. Now Coalition
Thomas M. Leary
Vice President of Government Relations, HIMSS
Meryl Bloomrosen
Senior Director of Federal Affairs, Premier Healthcare Alliance

12:05-1:00 pm


1-1:35 pm

Digital Identity

1-1:15 pm

NIST 800-63-3 and Digital Identity Guidelines
David Temoshok
Senior Policy Advisor, Applied Cybersecurity
NIST IT Laboratories

1:15-1:25 pm

Up and Coming Meaningful Credentials to Scale Trust
Rose-Marie Nsahlai, MBA, RHIT, CPHIMS, PMP
Senior Technical Advisor and Lead IT Security Specialist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

1:25-1:35 pm

Combining Standards into an Effective Solution: A Driver’s License Enrollment Example
Alan Viars
President, Videntity

1:35-2:10 pm

Matching Within and Between Domains

1:35-1:55 pm

Surescripts Patient Matching
Norm Adams, PhD
Chief Data Scientist at Surescripts
Ryan Hess
Vice President of Product Innovation at Surescripts

1:55-2:10 pm

Project Unify, APIs for Cross Domain Person Matching
Dave Walsh
Co-Chair, NIC Project Unify

2:10-2:20 pm


2:20-3:05 pm

Operations & Governance

2:20-2:35 pm

Best Practices in Data Quality and Data Governance for Patient Identity Systems
John R. Talburt, PhD, IQCP
Acxiom Chair of Information Quality, UA Little Rock
Lead Consultant for Data Quality and Data Governance, Noetic Partners

2:35-2:50 pm

Traceability and Clerical Review: Common Oversights in Practical Patient Matching
Daniel Pullen, PhD
Senior Principle at Noetic Partners
Affiliate Faculty Member at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2:50-3:05 pm

Data Governance Practices to Improve the Potential for UPI Success
David Loshin
Information Consultant, Knowledge Integrity Inc.
Program Director, University of Maryland

3:05-3:35 pm


3:05-3:20 pm

Health Data Record Linkage and Development of Patient IDs
Dean Resnick
Senior Data Scientist, National Opinion Research Center

3:20-3:35 pm

Near Term and Longer Term Perspectives on Identity Management at Scale
Shaun Grannis, MD, MS, FAAFP, FACMI, FAMIA
Vice President, Data and Analytics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Regenstrief Chair in Medical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

3:35-3:45 pm


3:45-4:15 pm


3:45-4 pm

Technical Innovation to Improve Patient Matching
Naresh Sundar Rajan, MS, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Vice President, Technology & Operations
Nebraska Health Information Initiative

4-4:15 pm

Knowing Your Patient: The Benefits of Biometrics for Positive Patient Identification
Tom Meinert
Senior Product Manager, Imprivata
Nader Mherabi
Executive Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief Digital and Information Officer, NYU Langone Health

4:15-4:25 pm



Patient Identity & Matching Concerns in Underserved Communities
Jennifer Stoll
Executive Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, OCHIN

4:25-4:30 pm

Closing Remarks


Steve Posnack
Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology