Every day, state governments make decisions that affect the lives of their citizens. Legislators and governors determine which policies to enact and what public problems to address. State agencies establish how programs should be run and where budget
The six domains are: human and social services; public health; public education; public safety; emergency medical services; and health information technology, which differs from the others in that it cuts across domains and is critical to their opera
The FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST), convened by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), brings together a highly representative group of motivated healthcare industry stakeholders and health information technology experts.
High-quality patient demographic data are fundamental to accurate patient identification and matching. Similarly, accurate patient identification and matching is pivotal to interoperability, patient safety, and research, such as patient-centered outc
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) engaged the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to study and advance patient matching, aggre
Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the final report from its Patient Matching, Aggregation, and Linking (PMAL) Project, as well as an additional report describing a pilot project to test
Increasing demand to provide integrated data requires public health programs and healthcare provider organizations to adopt a strategic approach to uniquely identifying individuals whose data are held in disparate data sources or information systems.
The healthcare industry is making significant progress on technical interoperability, but we continue to fall short of the promise of true health information exchange. Until we can consistently send and receive accurate and useful patient data nation
The United States healthcare system is marching diligently toward a more connected system of care through the use of electronic health record systems (EHRs) and electronic exchange of patient information between organizations and with patients and ca
As we move toward an interoperable health system featuring widespread use of electronic medical records and electronic exchange of healthcare information among organizations, patients, and caregivers, it becomes increasingly important yet complex to
This document is intended to serve as the Guidelines for pilot testing of a Data Management Maturity Model (DMM) to be implemented in a healthcare setting to improve linking and matching patient healthcare records for individual data matching. These
Patient record matching has been a key area of emphasis for healthcare in the US, with several major efforts to identify best practices in the past decade. Because of a lack of a national patient identifier, several distinct approaches to patient mat
Nearly everyone involved with Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies believes that better information leads to better care. There is also the recognition that this information has become dispersed and fragmented over time. Legislative shifts, diffe