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TEFCA could help improve patient matching accuracy, Pew says

The ONC's Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement could be used to boost the accuracy of patient matching and support application programming interface-based data extraction methods, the Pew Charitable Trusts said in comments submitted to the ONC. Pew recommends adopting more patient matching data elements, standardizing demographic data and aligning TEFCA with other existing patient matching-related initiatives.

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