Social Security numbers should be used for patient IDs--group

Gardner, Jonathan
November 1996
Modern Healthcare;11/25/96, Vol. 26 Issue 48, p20
Trade Publication
Reports that according to a group of healthcare information groups, the federal government should use patients' Social Security numbers as unique patient identifiers to speed electronic healthcare information exchange. Other recommendations by the healthcare information groups; Who the groups include; Statements from Paul Tang, chairman of the summit's program committee and a past chairman of the Patient Records Institute.


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