Improvement of quality in healthcare information systems through the creation of a universal patient identifier framework

D. C. Leonard, Alexander P. Pons, Shihab S. Asfour

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Abstract

In today's society the technology exists for the migration of healthcare data from its archaic paper-based system to an electronic one and once in digital form be transported anywhere in the world in a matter of seconds. The advent of universally accessible healthcare data benefits all participants, but one of the outstanding problems that must be addressed is how to uniquely identify and link a patient to their specific medical data. To date, a few solutions to this problem have been proposed that are limited in their effectiveness. This research proposes the use of biometric technology in solving the unique association of a patient to their medical data distinctively. This would allow all of the healthcare industry to store and exchange all of it healthcare data with one another whenever it is necessary, with minimal effort, greater effectiveness, and easy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007
Pages2370-2377
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: Oct 20 2007Oct 23 2007

Publication series

Name37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007
Volume3

Other

Other37th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2007
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period10/20/0710/23/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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