December 15, 2016

Patient Identity Management Work Group Announced

The Sequoia Project to convene industry and government to improve Patient Matching capabilities nationwide

Call for participation now open

VIENNA, VA (December 15, 2016) – The Sequoia Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to identifying and solving the remaining barriers to ubiquitous nationwide health data sharing, is seeking healthcare stakeholders, as well as policy and technical experts, for a new cross-organizational patient identity management workgroup.

In 2016, The Sequoia Project, in collaboration with the Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), published, for public comment, a patient matching framework that included a patient matching maturity model and list of minimally acceptable patient matching practices for CIOs, CTOs and other technology leaders to implement. The Patient Identity Management Work Group will disposition the public comments and determine the final cross-organizational patient identity management framework, which may then be implemented by The Sequoia Project initiatives and others nationwide. This important work is intended to increase nationwide patient matching success rates without a national patient identifier.

“The Patient Identity Management Work Group represents the launch of a broader leadership initiative to convene industry and government to solve discreet health data sharing challenges,” said Mariann Yeager, CEO of The Sequoia Project. “We look forward to sharing practical, implementable solutions with the broader industry to the benefit of all patients and providers.”

The Sequoia Project is seeking nine to 12 member representatives from across the healthcare industry with an interest in patient identity management policy or the technical needs for successful patient matching across organizations. To receive an application, email admin@sequoiaproject.org.

 

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