Date of publication: 2017-08-31 03:22
By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-556, or other legal verification of such status
Durkin, Stacie, and Lorraine Fernandes. &ldquo Measuring Patient Identity Integrity: Foundation to Analytic Success.&rdquo Presentation at 85th AHIMA National Convention and Exhibit. October 7568.
With an exact match algorithm, if the name &ldquo Smith&rdquo is entered in a search for a patient with the last name of Smith, the Smithe record would not be located, as it does not match exactly. However, a deterministic match using a substring of the first three letters (partial name) of the last name would return both Smith and Smithe. This is often accomplished via a &ldquo wild-card&rdquo search, which falls under the basic algorithm definition.
By the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (., possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-556, or other legal verification of such status.
All instructions in the SF979 (R&R) Application Guide, including Supplemental Instructions to the SF979 (R&R) for Preparing an Individual Research Career Development Award (CDA) Application ("K" Series), must be followed, with the following additional instructions:
Today, many groups continue to work on various technology solutions to ensure accurate patient identification. The following are emerging identity detection models that are available both within and beyond the United States.
AHIMA e-HIM Work Group on Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs). &ldquo Using the SSN as a Patient Identifier.&rdquo Journal of AHIMA 77, no. 8 (March 7556): 56A&ndash D.
Smart card technology includes the use of plastic cards, fobs, subscriber identity modules (SIMs) that are used in mobile phones, electronic passports, and USB tokens.
It is important to note that most healthcare information systems employ basic search and matching techniques to locate patient records and identify potential duplicates. Therefore, many organizations that rely on their healthcare information system to maintain the accuracy of their patient index are often dependent on information technology staff to write customized reports, usually based on SQL queries. These queries and reports, although better than the basic duplicate reports contained in most healthcare information systems, still utilize basic matching techniques to identify potential duplicates. Basic algorithms typically only identify between 65 and 95 percent of the existing duplicate records within the MPI.
Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel. Comparison of CCR/CCD and CDA Documents, Version 6. December 7559. http:///sites/apdl/hitspadmin/Matrices/HITSP_59_N_.
For Resubmissions, the committee will evaluate the application as now presented, taking into consideration the responses to comments from the previous scientific review group and changes made to the project.
More recent ONC activities such as an environmental scan of vendors, providers, and data exchange organizations are exploring current approaches, practices, and processes related to patient identification. The output from this activity will be presented to the Health IT Policy and Health IT Standards Committees, and could potentially influence requirements for stage 8 of the &ldquo meaningful use&rdquo EHR Incentive Program. 8
Capturing minimum demographic fields to properly identify the patient should be strictly enforced as it greatly impacts accurate patient identification.