Dr. Barry Hieb is an expert in the field of patient identification. His work in this area spans several decades. He is passionate about find a solution to the problem of patient misidentification that is acceptable to all involved in healthcare delivery and that empowers patients to manage their healthcare appropriately. This paper summarizes requirements for such a solution.
This article published by Xtelligent Media suggests increasing optimism for a National Patient Identifier.
This article by Dan Munro explains why Ireland, and many other countries, have a National Patient Identifier and we do not.
He states "... an NPI... is just not anyone's legislative priority" and suggests this is "indifference or disregard for human life and for the saftey of people".
See Dan's complete article at http://healthstandards.com/blog/2016/08/31/national-patient-identifier/
In a recent blog, John Halamka outlined his next steps for the National Healthcare agenda.
In addition to calling for the establishment of a National Patient Identifier, John also makes some interesting suggestions regarding the alignment of patient privacy laws across the country.
See John's complete article at http://geekdoctor.blogspot.com/2017/03/next-steps-for-national-healthcare-it.html
Congratulations to the two winners of the Concept Blitz Phase of the CHIME Challenge: Michael Braithwaite and Mark Schroeder.
At GPII, we are delighted to be one of the eight finalists - see Spiral Nebula at https://herox.com/PatientIDChallenge/timeline
GPII has entered the CHIME Challenge. We offer a completely open solution that affords many other companies an opportunity to work with us. Our submission for the Concept Blitz Phase will be made available to interested parties when permitted by the Challenge.
This is an excellent article written about the continuing problems with Patient Matching; clearly a concern for the integrity of electonic health records. The article quantifies the occurence of duplicate records and the cost of repairing those duplicates.
The US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on 6/10/2015. The topic was Health Information Exchange: A Path Towards Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care for Patients. This press release from CHIME reports on the need for accurate patient identification. CHIME press release 6/10/2015.