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Patient Identification & Matching Microcredential

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The Patient Identification & Matching Microcredential is for individuals who have expertise in patient identification and matching. These individuals understand and can apply patient identification and matching guidance and requirements.

Assessments are administered through our partner vendor, Questionmark through and internet-based testing portal and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. (Browsers that support the Questionmark platform include Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari.)

Candidates have two hours to complete the assessment. The assessment contains a total of 65 questions (50 scored and 15 unscored questions randomly distributed throughout the assessment). The purpose of unscored questions is to gather data on the performance of these questions. Unscored questions do not count towards a candidate's score. Question types used for the assessment may include matching, multiple-choice or multiple-select, true/false, select-a-blank, pull-down lists, ranking, and may include scenarios presented as images to assess practical application of skills.

  • Policy
    • This domain has five related tasks.
    • Example of task: Create and implement minimum demographic requirements needed for auto-loads into the system
  • Practice
    • This domain has 13 related tasks.
    • Example of task: Apply guidance and best practices for the collection and management of patient demographic data such as name, sex, date of birth, and addresses for enhanced patient matching.
  • Master Patient Index (MPI)
    • This domain has 14 tasks.
    • Example of task: Describe data retention requirements for the MPI
  • Data Quality, Portability, and Interoperability
    • This domain has eight tasks.
    • Example of task: Describe practices that can be put into place to ensure interoperability within and across health systems to ensure maximum patient safety and care
  • Technology
    • This domain has five related tasks.
    • Example of task: Describe the impact that the use of biometrics may have on the strategy of patient identification practices
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