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How One HIE Tackled the Challenge of Improving Patient Record Matching

SDHC, a not-for-profit HIE, officially evolved from the San Diego Beacon Community, and now connects 25 different clinics and health systems across the San Diego region.

shutterstock 87550234Six years ago, San Diego Health Connect (SDHC) began as a local health information technology project and has since grown into a regional health information exchange (HIE) that connects San Diego’s three largest health systems and enables the exchange of 3.2 million patients’ electronic medical records (EMRs).

As the HIE has expanded, SDHC leaders have worked to improve the exchange and the quality of the data that’s available through it. That work has come with its share of challenges, and through the use of third-party data quality and data integration technology tools, SDHC has been able to overcome many of these hurdles.

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