The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant to the Regenstrief Institute’s Center for Biomedical Informatics to support the development and real-world testing of automated identification solutions to match patients to their electronic health information.

Accurately matching electronic health records to the correct patient is critical to medical care and safety by reducing preventable errors. However, as many as half of EHRs are mismatched when data is transferred between healthcare systems contends Shaun Grannis, MD, director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics and principal investigator for the new AHRQ grant.

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