The ability to consolidate and harmonize patient identities within and across health systems is at the core of the future of healthcare—for care quality, meaningful use, population health, precision medicine and cost management.

In fact, it is so critical that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has set a new milestone for “all organizations that match electronic health information to have an internal duplicate record rate of no more than 0.5% at the end of 2020.”

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