Many health care organizations have long supported congressional action to allow HHS to fund the establishment of a national patient identification system. NPIs would facilitate the matching of patients to their medical records, thus improving efficiency and reducing the risk for medical errors, and it would improve the security of Social Security numbers, though cost and patient privacy are issues that must be addressed.
Patient identifier could boost safety, but cost, privacy are challenges
Sign up for SNMMI SmartBrief
Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.