NCPDP pursues a ‘universal patient identifier’

As of mid-year, the National Council for Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP), a standards-setting organization for pharmacy-related practices, is halfway to its goal of attaching a unique code to nearly all US patient identities, the “universal patient identifier” (UPI). (As of […]

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The Interoperability Illusion

Interoperability. This is how the internet derives its usefulness. When you purchase a smartphone, tablet or computer you’re not worried about whether you’ll be able to connect to Google or Amazon, for example. You expect these connections to happen- and […]

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