Patient identification (PI) is a critical factor in patient safety. Patient misidentification may lead to medication errors, transfusion errors, testing errors, wrong person procedures, etc. Using patient identifiers can help in avoiding the chances of patient misidentification. Some of the patient identifiers include the full name of the patient, date of birth, medical identification (ID) number, etc.
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Jan. 7 issued Version 1.0 of Project US@, its healthcare specification for representing patient addresses to improve patient …
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