patient identifier


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patient identifier

Any alphanumeric code used to uniquely identify a patient within a health register or a health records system.

Examples
Hospital patient identifier, departmental patient identifier, NHS number, Hospital Patient Identifier (HPI).
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In that regard, one of the transatlantic differences, of course, is the marquee-level issue of creating a nation al patient identifier, which remains highly politicized in the U.
a corporation committed to patient-centered technological innovations, has launched a web-based public education campaign to educate patients regarding the role of unique patient identifiers in identifying patient health records from different sources.
As this is a standard capability within MatchMetrix, health care organizations can be confident in their ability to invoke PIX/PDQ as a means to cross-reference patient identifiers between hospitals, care sites, Health Information Exchanges (HIE), and the like, as well as query a central patient information server and retrieve a patient's demographic and visit information.
An eMPI is required by any organization that intends to exchange or aggregate patient information among systems that do not share a unique patient identifier, i.
We've eliminated illegible orders and missing patient identifier information.
Today, MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a PHR and a live 24/7 emergency response service.
In Illinois, as in most states, no established master patient identifier existed.
The HES algorithm involves three passes, assigning the same HESID to records that match at any pass (HSCIC 2009b): (1) records with the same sex, date of birth, AND NHS number; (2) records with the same sex, date of birth, AND local patient identifier within each hospital; (3) records with the same sex, date of birth, AND postcode except those from communal establishments (Health and Social Care Information Centre 2013), or those having NHS numbers.
By Noimot Olayiwola/Staff Reporter A fully-automated healthcare information system with a single electronic health record (EHR) or a patient identifier will be launched across all Hamad Medical Corporation's hospitals starting with Al Khor Hospital on January 1, 2014, a senior health official said yesterday.
MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a PHR and a live 24/7 emergency response service.
Patient Identifier Cross-Reference HL7 V3 (PIX) patient identity cross-reference manager services

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