IHE USA Responds to ONC's Patient Identity & Matching Request for Comments
In December 2019, a Congressional Appropriations Agreement for 2020 directed ONC, along with other pertinent federal agencies, to provide a report to Congress studying and evaluating current technological and operational methods that improve identity and matching of patients. It also requests analysis of the risks and benefits of unique patient identifier (UPI) standards. Recognizing it as a continuing substantial patient safety issue, ONC is investigating strategies to improve patient identity and matching. Stakeholder input and insight into existing challenges and promising innovations in patient identity and matching will inform ONC’s report to Congress on technical and operational methods that improve patient identity and matching.
Explore IHE USA's comment submission on this important topic.