Every patient in Ireland has been assigned unique identifying number, in an effort to improve patient safety and data quality.
Ireland’s Health Service Executive has launched a public consultation on the privacy implications of creating a unique health identifier, similar to the NHS Number.
NHS Wales has adopted the NHS Number as the official patient identifier for all of its IT systems.
Ireland has created an Individual Health Identifier for all patients and implemented an e-referral system in half of all its hospitals, over the past six months
The NHS Number must be used as a single patient identifier across the health and social care system, under a new law which comes into effect today.
Joe McDonald is forever coming across new ways to prove his identity and thinks it is about time that the NHS got into the same business.
A bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set to become law after passing its final reading in the House of Lords.
A bill proposing to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system will be discussed in the House of Lords tomorrow.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is using the InterSystems HealthShare Spine Mini Service Provider to accelerate NHS Number tracing and improve the quality of patient data.
The stories that had EHI readers commenting in 2014 dealt with some real blasts from the past; the NHS Number, Windows XP, and the aftermath of the National Programme for IT.