There is currently no national strategy requiring collection of certain patient demographic data elements, which can lead to inconsistent, dirty data at the beginning of the patient registration process.
In a Virtual Capitol Hill briefing officials discussed patient identification issues that have cropped up in coronavirus hotspots across the country as a result of faulty data.
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…
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.