Benefits and Risks of Universal Patient Identifier

Currently, the healthcare industry doesn’t have a uniform, easy way to identify patients and link them to their health data.  Review this issue in the links below.  In 250-500 words, describe the problem, the benefits and risks of a universal patient identifier, and propose your solution.  Justify your statements with citations from at least two valid sources that are noted in your APA formatted reference list.  Paste your submission into the text box provided.

CHIME Launches $1M National Patient ID Challenge

Without a UPI, healthcare awash in SSNs

Universal Patient Identifies for the 21st Century

Experian Health Patient Identity Matching Service (PIMS)

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