Patient Demographic Integrity
Successfully exchanging clinical patient documents between electronic systems requires that the patient be accurately identified so that documents are correctly linked to the patient. This identification requires that great care and consistency be used in registering and updating the patient in every system. Every healthcare worker should be vigilant that patient identities are accurate and fix them or engage the right person in their organization to correct any errors found.
* Supplying accurate data in these fields increases the chance of matching or finding the patient in another system.