Focus On: Patient Identification and Matching
As the leading advocate for the adoption of a nationwide patient identification strategy, AHIMA recognizes that eliminating patient identification and matching (PIM) errors is essential to better safety and care outcomes.
July 31, 2020
U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Remove Longstanding Ban Around Patient Identification
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove the longstanding ban in its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that stifles innovation around patient identification.
JUNE 29, 2020
AHIMA Announces Creation of Patient Identification Alliance
AHIMA has taken a lead role in addressing the issue of patient identification at the federal level....
July 7, 2020
COVID-19 Magnifies Urgent Need for Patient Identification Strategies
In a Virtual Capitol Hill briefing officials discussed patient identification issues that have cropped up in coronavirus...
June 1, 2020
Why Patient Identity Management is Critical for COVID-19 Surveillance
In just a few short months, the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, have put the entire healthcare system under an extraordinary amount of stress.