Pew, Partners Urge Congress to Allow Assistance to Improve Patient Matching Rates

Pew, Partners Urge Congress to Allow Assistance to Improve Patient Matching Rates
Pew, Partners Urge Congress to Allow Assistance to Improve Patient Matching Rates

The Pew Charitable Trusts and more than 30 partner organizations sent a joint letter on May 9 to congressional appropriators urging them to make clear that the federal government can support private sector-led efforts to improve patient matching rates among electronic health record systems. This would clarify that action can be undertaken despite a longstanding federal prohibition on developing a unique patient identifier.