A New Solution to Match and Manage Patient Identities
With a shared vision of leveraging data for the common good, NCPDP and Experian Health have partnered to deliver an Universal Patient Identifier to all healthcare constituents – at NO CHARGE. The Universal Patient Identifier (UPI), powered by Experian Health’s Universal Identity Manager (UIM) and NCPDP Standards™, is a vendor- and provider-neutral solution for accurately managing patient identification across the healthcare ecosystem.
The solution leverages Experian’s expansive consumer demographic information and referential matching methodologies to identify record matches and duplicates in a patient roster file, and then assign a unique UPI to each patient in the file. The UPI can be used to exchange information across disparate healthcare entities.
The joint offering addresses patient safety, financial and operational challenges across the U.S. healthcare ecosystem. It is available to any healthcare organization that owns and exchanges patient data. The intention of the no-charge offering is to accelerate the benefits of the solution and adoption of the UPI.