Patient Identification and Matching State Report

The Patient Identification and Matching Initiative, sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), focused on identifying incremental steps to help ensure the accuracy of every patient’s identity, and the availability of their information wherever and whenever care is needed.


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Content last reviewed on November 13, 2018
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