Cross-Organizational Patient Matching Work Group

The Sequoia Project is a neutral, stakeholder-driven, public-private collaborative that convenes industry and government to work proactively to identify and systematically address known impediments to interoperability, such as patient matching. The Sequoia Project's Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient Matching Work Group is designed to shed light on, define, document, and operationalize specific improvements in patient matching across organizational boundaries.  Recently we published a white paper on this topic, including a detailed case study of how one organization increased their patient matching rates (across organizations) from 10% to over 95%, using existing technologies.  The white paper also includes a proposed maturity model, and specific implementation guidance.  This work group will be dispositioning the white paper public comments, and publishing a new version that is free for the public to use and leverage in their organizations.  Ultimately, the matching rules in this paper will likely be employed as pass/fail testing criteria for The Sequoia Project testing program, and potentially healthcare data sharing networks as well.
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  • interoperability
  • Patient Matching
  • Sequoia Project
  • Testing
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