Fierce Healthcare writes: Citing the potential to minimize misidentification and medical errors, health informatics leaders from England, Scotland and the United States are calling on Congress to lift a 20-year ban on using federal funds to establish a unique patient identifier. In an op-ed published in NEJM Catalyst, the group said Congress responded to a “highly vocal minority” and called on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to push lawmakers to lift the decades-old ban and begin piloting possible solutions.
- Fierce Healthcare: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/nejm-unique-patient-identifiers-patient-matching
- Has the Time Come for a Unique Patient Identifier for the U.S.? NEJM Catalyst. February 21, 2018.