Correct patient matching on health records is an essential safety tool for any physician’s office or hospital. Yet achieving it is a significant nationwide problem, according to eye-opening new research from eHealth Initiative Foundation and NextGate. Their study, “The State of Patient Matching in America,” finds that 38% of surveyed providers report at least one adverse event due to patient matching errors in the past two years. This MultiBriefs article explores five ways healthcare can shore up their patient matching efforts and avoid life-threatening data mistakes.