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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.

You can read the commentary here: http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/patient-matching-status-quo-unacceptable/2016-01-22

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