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Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) submissions within the ONC Tech Lab are submitted by healthcare, technology and development organizations that are invested in Health IT and Interoperability and want to share, learn and collaborate with similar stakeholders in the US, and around the world.

To view all submissions, please view the IPG link located within the ONC Techlab.

Cross-Organizational Patient Matching Work Group

The Sequoia Project is a neutral, stakeholder-driven, public-private collaborative that convenes industry and government to work proactively to identify and systematically address known impediments to interoperability, such as patient matching. The Sequoia Project's Framework for Cross-Organizational Patient Matching Work Group was designed to shed light on, define, document, and operationalize specific improvements in patient matching across organizational boundaries. In 2018, this workgroup updated and published a white paper on this topic, including a detailed case study of how one organization increased their patient matching rates (across organizations) from 10% to over 95%, using existing technologies.  The white paper also includes a proposed maturity model, and specific implementation guidance. This new paper is free for the public to use and leverage in their organizations. Ultimately, the matching rules in this paper will likely be employed as pass/fail testing criteria for The Sequoia Project testing program, and potentially healthcare data sharing networks as well.
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  • interoperability
  • Patient Matching
  • Sequoia Project
  • Testing
  • HIE
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