A complete and trusted patient identity is the basis for healthcare. Without it, the industry struggles to ensure that each party is sharing correct information about the correct patient. Current registration is set up to capture patient demographics and generate a record for that patient. However, this process stops short of establishing a highly reliable identity, making it difficult for a patient’s record to be confidently known and shared across the care continuum. This puts the patient and organization at risk. Common elements that contribute to this obstacle are human error and fraud (name spelling, name change from marriage, nick names, outdated vs. current addresses, insurance status and others).