Patient Record Matching: Fixing What’s Broken

But implementing standards for recording demographic data, and also sharing best practices, could help improve patient record matching, the study concludes.”The 21st Century Cures Act included a provision for GAO to review patient record matching efforts in the context of electronic health records, including the efforts of ONC and other stakeholders,” the report notes.ONC, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT within HHS, leads federal efforts to promote interoperability, including setting requirements for the information that EHRs and other healthcare information systems should collect.