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How important is accurate patient matching to the interoperability of health data? Here’s the problem in a nutshell: In Texas, the Harris County Hospital District’s database has medical records on almost 2,500 people named Maria Garcia and 231 of them have the same birth date.

How important is accurate patient matching to the interoperability of health data? Here’s the problem in a nutshell: In Texas, the Harris County Hospital District’s database has medical records on almost 2,500 people named Maria Garcia and 231 of them have the same birth date.

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