Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Why a National Patient Identifier is Not the Answer

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It is an enormous challenge to identify patients across the continuum of care. This is because patients' identifying information—like names, addresses, and birthdates—is constantly changing and is notoriously error prone.

While many health IT professionals believe a National Unique Patient Identifier (UPID) would solve the problems of patient identification and patient matching, such an identifier is not the best solution. Watch the webinar to learn:

  • 7 critical challenges that make a UPID infeasible and an impractical solution
  • The challenges of implementing a UPID in the United States
  • Alternative solutions to the patient identification problem

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