Patient Identity Integrity Glossary of Terms

Last reviewed November 22, 2017

Need a quick reference to the terminology used throughout the HIMSS Patient Identity Integrity Toolkit and elsewhere? Utilize the Patient Identity Integrity Glossary of Terms.

The HIMSS Patient Identity Integrity Work Group has collected a set of common terms that will help readers navigate patient identity integrity and patient matching discussions. While primarily consolidated from HIMSS’ resources on this topic, the glossary also includes terms from relevant outside resources including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Patient Identification and Matching Final Report.