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Health Care Client Identity

Current, accurate, and trustworthy health care client identity information is central to the integrity of the EHR. This identity is used to access all related records for a client, both current and historic, from any source. Incomplete or incorrect identity records could lead to inaccurate association of all data pertaining to a client. Identity management procedures will therefore be critical to quality of care in the EHR. 

The goal is to create a complete identity record for all individuals receiving care in Ontario, including:

  • People who have a health number but have not received care in Ontario
  • Health care clients who are not from Ontario
  • Ontarians who do not have a health numbers
  • Health care clients who do not have identification that can be electronically verified by providers

The client registry will work with these restrictions, as well as with medical record numbers (MRNs) and other health care system identifiers for a client. Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) capabilities in the client registries, active integration with point of service systems such as admission/discharge/transfer (ADT) systems, and approaches such as the enterprise client ID (ECID), help manage these identifiers and the provision of a longitudinal electronic health record for the health care client, irrespective of the type and number of identifiers linked to his/her health information. 

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