August 3, 2020
Patient Matching in the Era of COVID-19: Maintaining Control Over Patient Privacy and Data Governance
COVID-19 is changing nearly everything about the way healthcare organizations operate. From telehealth visits and elective surgeries to staffing strategies and sanitation protocols, hospitals and health systems are being forced to re-examine the very basics of how they deliver care in order to protect staff and patients from a highly contagious disease.
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. As a founding member of a new coalition, Patient ID Now, AHIMA is raising visibility on patient identification with lawmakers, regulators, the media, and other health organizations.