[ Thursday, October 30, 2008 ]


UPI Costs and Benefits: The Rand Corporation has a monograph out discussing the benefits to efficiency and quality, and the risks to privacy, of finally migrating to the HIPAA-required Unique Patient Indentifier. We've moved to one number for each payor and one number for each provider, but can't get to the one number for each patient to complete the third leg of the stool. This explains why we need to, and why we can't.

Jeff [10:32 AM]

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