260. Algorithmic Matching in Client Registries

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Healthcare IT

On today’s episode, we continue the discussion on client registries. How to client registries actually do the match of patient records? Algorithmic matching becomes essential in how we determine the matches.

Some of the algorithms used discussed today are:

  1. Deterministic
  2. Fuzzy
  3. Probabilistic

To learn more about client registries, you can check out the Health Information Exchange textbook by Brian E. Dixon: https://www.amazon.com/Health-Information-Exchange-Navigating-Managing/dp/0128031352

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