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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;238:205-208.

A Review of Current Patient Matching Techniques.

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1
Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.
2
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden.
3
Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Moi University, Kenya.

Abstract

As healthcare organizations strive to improve quality of care and patient safety, it becomes paramount that they identify patients correctly and match records accurately both within and across institutions. Continuous care and population health benefits can be optimized when providers can have a comprehensive view of a patient's health record through seamless health information exchange. Various patient matching techniques have emerged to facilitate accurate patient identification. In this paper, we present a review of existing patient matching techniques, analyzed based on accuracy, cost and execution time.

KEYWORDS:

Patient matching; algorithms; biometrics; unique patient identifiers

PMID:
28679924
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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