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Regenstrief Developing and Testing Novel, Real-World Automated Patient Identification

Press Release | Indiana University | August 8, 2017

Matching patients to their medical records from multiple health care providers is critical to medical care, but can be challenging to accomplish because their records can be incomplete or inaccurate, and patients often share similar names. How, for example, to match medical records to the correct “John Jones” or “Maria Garcia” from their primary care doctor's office, the lab which processed tests the doctor ordered, the imaging center where they had a cancer screening, the out of town hospital where they were treated while on vacation? What if a name is recorded as James at one site and as Jim at another? And what if a common or uncommon name is mistyped at one or more places?...

Regenstrief Institute Hopes to Create Comprehensive Patient Profile by Leveraging FHIR

Mark Taylor | MedCity News | August 23, 2016

In the quest for interoperability, Regenstrief Institute, the Indianapolis-based healthcare research and informatics organization, is piloting a heavily touted method of compiling healthcare information electronically. The not-for-profit Regenstrief’s Center for Medical Biomedical Informatics has developed a platform for merging data from different electronic health records systems to produce a comprehensive patient health profile for hospitals and physicians...

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