Patient ID Day Is Today, November 18th!

ACT NOW! Tell Congress It’s Time to Repeal the Ban Around Patient Identification

Action Alert 

It’s Patient ID Day! 

We need your help reaching out to the U.S. Senate today as they work to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 budget bills that still include a ban that stifles innovation around patient identification! 

In July, the US House of Representatives adopted an amendment striking language in the House FY21 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill that prohibits the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from using federal funds to promote or adopt a unique patient identifier. Striking this language will give HHS the ability to evaluate a range of patient identification solutions that protect patient privacy and are cost-effective, scalable, and secure. 

As Congress continues to consider the fiscal year 2021 spending bills, we encourage you to contact your Senator to encourage them to remove this archaic ban from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2021.