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Scaling Patient Identity Solutions: The Role of FAST Interoperable Digital Identity and Patient Matching Implementation Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2024 11:24:49 AM / by FAST Project Management Team posted in FHIR, FHIR Accelerator, FAST, FHIR Implementation Guides, FHIR Community, HRex, FAST Security, FAST Identity

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In the realm of healthcare, accurately managing patient identities across various systems is pivotal. The FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) has developed the Interoperable Digital Identity and Patient Matching implementation guide (FAST Identity IG) to address these challenges effectively. This blog delves into the nuances of this implementation guide and encourages participation in its continuous improvement. 



Exploring the FAST Identity Implementation Guide 

The FAST Identity IG aims to enhance the FHIR patient $match operation for use in cross-organizational workflows. It serves as a comprehensive set of best practices not only for transactions directly invoking $match but also for other healthcare transactions that require robust identity matching and management.

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