Electronically Matching Patients’ Records Across Providers

Accurately matching patient health records is a barrier to health information exchange and that inaccurately matched records can adversely affect patient safety or privacy. A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identifies recent or ongoing efforts to improve the data and methods used in patient record matching. 

The report can be obtained at https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/696426.pdf.