320 – Identity Management

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Key Audiences

This course is intended to help share basic information about a client registry with the following types of learners:

  • Health IT Professionals (technologists, implementation leads and business analysts)
  • MOH / HIT Leadership (policy makers and decision makers)
  • Anyone interested in patient identity linking or matching

Course Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the types of challenges that identity management, client record linking, and client registry addresses (Value of having client linking / client registry)
  • Understand definitions related to Identity Management and Client Registries
  • Understand basic features of a client registry
  • Discuss exemplar matching algorithms used in matching or linking patient records within and across systems
  • Understand typical interoperability transactions that a Client Registry should support
  • Enumerate examples of Client registry tools
  • Describe common implementation issues
  • Discuss exemplar projects where identity management tools have enabled health


We want to thank the entire OpenHIE Community for their contributions and efforts in creating and building client registries. 

We also want to specifically acknowledge the work of the following individuals in making this course possible: 

  • Dr. Shaun Grannis, Indiana University, Regenstrief Institute
  • Dr. Richard Stanley, IntraHealth International
  • Alexandra Grigore, Simprints
  • Jennifer Shivers, Regenstrief Institute
  • Priyanka Sanikommu, MS Health Informatics, SOIC, IUPUI
  • Shelby Guthrie, Regenstrief Institute
  • Preethi T Guruprasad, IU Health Informatics Graduate Student

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