The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has asked Congress to support the development of a “nationwide patient identity solution” to promote interoperability and reduce errors related to mismatched between health data and patients. The association of health IT professionals also requested that Congress continue to support the adoption of health IT and not cut off funding for the government’s electronic health record incentive program.
To learn more, click here: http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/himss-urges-congress-create-national-patient-identifier/2011-09-16
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