After years of advocacy by AHIMA, lawmakers, and other stakeholder groups, Congress recently took steps moving the nation toward a more comprehensive way to accurately match patients to their health information.
Janowek has for several years been studying the short-term and long-term outcomes of patients who are designated as a John Doe when they present for care following a trauma.
Efforts to lift the federal ban against allowing Congress to discuss patient identity solutions is picking up momentum, with AHIMA joining provider, payer, and health IT stakeholder groups in asking legislators to make the issue a priority.
AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.
AHIMA’s campaign to improve patient safety through a voluntary patient safety identifier feels personal to a lot of people. For proof, look no further than the winner of AHIMA’s social media video contest.