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The challenges and risks associated with patient ident...

Halloween is just around the corner, and while the holiday and celebration may look a little different this year (no thanks to COVID-19), the...

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: an opportunity to build...

Any kind of identity mix-up is disturbing, but when it occurs within the healthcare system, the fallout can be severe. At best, misidentifying patients...

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100% of the U.S. population now has a Universal Patien...

At the end of 2019, Experian Health announced that every person in the U.S. population, an estimated 328 million Americans, had successfully been assigned...

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Top 5 benefits of healthcare interoperability...

When a doctor pulls up a patient’s record, it should be a safe assumption that the information on the screen relates to the patient...

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How consumer data can improve population health and lo...

Last week, I spoke at the technology briefing of a national health plan group to give a presentation on the role of consumer data...

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How a Universal Patient Identifier can help solve phar...

Last week, I attended the ONC Symposium on Patient Matching for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and conversations with pharmacy stakeholders confirmed that momentum is growing...

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How data insights help prevent medical identity theft...

Medical identity theft is a growing concern for healthcare organizations in the digital age. In 2017, healthcare data breaches accounted for 24% of all...

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9 common causes of patient misidentification – and how...

Patient identity is the backbone of the entire healthcare system. It’s how the pharmacist knows they’re handing over a prescription to the right person....

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The new and improved way to match patient data...

Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) heralded the mainstreaming of electronic medical records over two decades ago, healthcare organizations have been...

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