By Daniel Cidon – On June 12, the nation’s longtime ban on a universal patient identifier was overturned in a landmark decision by the House. While the Foster-Kelly Amendment to remove Section 510 still needs approval by the Senate to become law, it nevertheless is…Read More
National Patient Identifier
Health information management leaders told members of Congress that removal of a nearly two-decade ban on the use of federal funds to adopt a nationwide unique patient identifier would allow collaboration between the HHS and the private sector to identify solutions….
By Justin Campbell – The topic of patient identity and patient matching has been around as long as healthcare. And for good reason. Without it, interoperability is inoperable.
By Thomas Grove – Many EHR components were developed as early as 30 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the federal Meaningful Use incentive program precipitated wide-spread implementation of robust EHRs across healthcare.