When: Wednesday, October 23rd at 3 PM ET
Where: Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building
Media: Open Press
For the past 20 years, Congress has prohibited the use of federal funding to adopt a unique patient identifier (UPI) – leading to misidentified patients, harmful errors, and needless duplicate costs to taxpayers.
While Washington has slow-walked a comprehensive patient matching solution, the private sector has led with measures to connect patients with their medical records to coordinate care, prevent deadly mistakes, and reduce costs. In order for these solutions to scale, Congress must remove the prohibition to allow the largest health care payer in the country – the federal government – to come to the table to discuss a comprehensive approach to patient matching.
An amendment to lift the archaic UPI ban has passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming support. Now, the fight moves to the Senate. As lawmakers and staff consider next steps, join the Health Innovation Alliance, Opioid Safety Alliance, and a panel of expert guests on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3 PM in 235 Russell Senate Office Building for a breakdown of how solutions are currently being leveraged in the private sector to safely and accurately match patients with their health data. RSVP today! Refreshments will be served.
Lee Ann Stember, President & CEO, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
Jay Butterbrodt, Director, Product Management, PatientSecure, Imprivata
Joel White, Executive Director, Health Innovation Alliance (moderator)
… more speakers to be announced!