Accurate patient identification is fundamental component to safe care delivery. Yet, providers remain daunted by EHR systems that contain errors and fail to transmit information effectively. The issue of poor patient identification becomes exponentially more problematic and dangerous as more data is generated and more applications are introduced into the healthcare environment.

In this article for Health IT Outcomes, NextGate CEO Andy Aroditis discusses why reliance on EHRs for patient matching is no longer sufficient or acceptable.