If you want to locate a patient’s record in an EHR system but you don’t have a patient identifier, you can search for a patient with demographics instead.
Typically, you can use this for:
- tying patient records from your system to the patient’s record in the relevant EHR;
- filling the gaps in demographics you have for a specific patient by using a few data points to locate a more comprehensive set of data; or
- searching for a patient in a large integration network like the Carequality Interoperability Framework.