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How data standardization can improve patient outcomes

Patchy patient data has plagued the healthcare industry for decades, but the pandemic opened the door to a whole new set of identity management challenges. As patients rushed to register for patient portals and book vaccines, many unwittingly created multiple accounts, having forgotten they’d already signed up. Fluctuating unemployment levels meant many individuals were forced …

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What is a Unique Patient Identifier?

There is no shortage of data in the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, more data doesn’t always mean better data – especially when it comes to patient information. A unique patient identifier (UPI) is a method for standardizing patient identification. Individuals are assigned a unique code, and that code, rather than a Social Security Number, name, or …

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