Accurate patient identification is of the utmost importance in interoperability and failing to ensure accuracy poses a significant risk to patient safety and misidentification. Organizations have begun collaborating to provide guidance on several key components to reduce these risks.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has released a Naming Policy to enhance patient matching and identification.
Best practices related to naming conventions for accurate patient identification were developed by a workgroup of subject matter experts created by AHIMA and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
The NDHIN team has begun brainstorming on ways that we could collaborate with others across the state to develop ND specific best practices and other helpful information – stay tuned for more to come on this!