Influence
February 28, 2020

Regenstrief vice president discusses state of patient matching in America

Dr. Grannis participated in a webinar on state of patient matching.

Regenstrief Institute Vice President for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis, M.D., presented during an eHealth Initiative (eHI) webinar on the state of patient matching in America. Dr. Grannis has developed and tested innovative approaches to manage patient identity, an area he says is a critical hole in the American electronic health infrastructure.

The webinar focused on the results of eHI and NextGate’s 2019 national survey on patient matching. The survey asked providers and health information exchange leaders a number of questions about linking patient records to gauge common practice across the country.  Dr. Grannis added some perspective to the results and discussed his recent research with the Pew Charitable Trusts on data standardization strategies to improve match rates.

Following his presentation, Dr. Grannis discussed the implications of the survey with other experts.

During his career, Dr. Grannis has provided technical and policy guidance to many organizations including the Department of Health and Human Service’s National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and the Centers for Disease Control.

You can watch the webinar here.

The mission of eHI, the webinar’s organizer, is to convene executives from every stakeholder group in healthcare to identify and share best practices to transform the delivery of healthcare using technology and innovation. eHI services as a clearinghouse, and has became a go-to research for the health industry.

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