Patient Identification and Matching Naming Policy Pledge

As professionals committed to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers, we have a responsibility to ensure that health data is accurate, complete, and available to patients and clinicians. Indeed, AHIMA’s Code of Ethics obligates us as a profession to ensure the accessibility and integrity of health information. We are asking you today to live up to that obligation and go to https://ahima.org/namingpledge and take the pledge below:

As health information professionals, we are committed to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers. Patient misidentification continues to jeopardize patient safety, limit and delay data sharing and interoperability, and has an adverse effect on data quality.

Today, as a health information professional, I pledge to advocate and educate members and other key stakeholders on the importance of naming policies in our healthcare organizations. I will support, encourage, and educate my fellow health information professionals to implement the following data policies.

Read the full Naming Policy Pledge at https://ahima.org/media/ifqbj0co/naming-policy-hod-final.pdf.

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