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US National Patient Identifier Challenge

Dan Bowman, from Fierce Health IT, has an interesting opinion piece on the thorny topic of National Patient Identifiers. A recent meeting of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) launched a new ‘challenge’ to develop a private national patient identifier system. The reason, is that current methods of identifying patients in the US are inaccurate, especially so when trying to identify patients across different healthcare providers.

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HL7 FHIR Project Argonaut

Press release from HL7:

HL7 Launches Joint Argonaut Project to Advance FHIR 

Leading Health IT industry vendors and providers collaborate with HL7 to accelerate development and adoption of FHIR 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – December 4, 2014 – Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, is pleased to…

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