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Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number for All Medical Records?

Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number for All Medical Records? | #HITsm | Scoop.it

A debate in The Wall Street Journal's Big Issues series. 


Proponents say universal patient identifiers, or UPIs, deserve a serious look because they are the most efficient way to connect patients to their medical data.


Privacy activists aren't buying it. They say that information from medical records already is routinely collected and sold for commercial gain without patient consent and that a health-care ID system would only encourage more of the same.

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e-Patient Dave: How an Empowered Patient Recovered From Cancer and Found a Higher Calling

e-Patient Dave: How an Empowered Patient Recovered From Cancer and Found a Higher Calling | #HITsm | Scoop.it

Great interview with Dave deBronkart, aka "e-Patient Dave." Very insipring guy and a great speaker. I recommend viewing the embedded video to get a better idea of his message. I was lucky enough to hear him at the Mayo Ragan Social Media Conference in October.

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