Immunization Information Systems Patient Level De-duplication Best Practices
This document from the CDC lays out de-duplication and interoperability best practices for immunization information systems. Provides background and overview of the issue, foundational concepts for de-duplication including work plan and matching algorithms, advanced considerations including data preparation, rule development, metrics and MPI integration; and overall best practices guidance. Appendices describe panel membership and patient de-duplication literature review. Likely to prove especially useful for those hoping to use an MPI solution for public health or population health purposes. Also includes summary chart at the beginning giving an overview of all best practices explained in document.