Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NAHAM Joins HIMSS Patient Identity Integrity Work Group

NAHAM is pleased to announce that it has joined the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Patient Identity Integrity (PII) Work Group.

The Work Group’s goal for 2011 is to call on the members of Congress to pursue a study for an informed patient identity solution. The Work Group will educate lawmakers using a whitepaper that identifies the complex issues that surround accurate identification of an individual’s information within and across systems, as well as the business processes that must be in place to support and maintain data integrity for quality of care.

By joining the coalition, NAHAM joins other leading organizations in the healthcare information field including HIMSS, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Health IT Now! Coalition, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

NAHAM will keep you updated on the PII Work Group's activities. For more information on HIMSS, visit: http://www.himss.org/ASP/index.asp


  1. This is a fabulous opportunity for NAHAM to join the work group. As a NAHAM member should you have any suggestions, comments, etc ~ please contact Brenda Sauer, NAHAM Policy Development & Gov't Relations Committee Chair or you can send via email to info@naham.org

  2. Thanks Donna. I look forward to hearing from the membership.