You And Your Personal Medical Records


I started a new assignment as a publicist recently. The topic is so important that I wanted to share it with you.

Imagine going to your local healthcare provider 10 times this year and discovering that on only eight of those visits was your provider able to correctly match you with your personal medical record. Such instances increase the risk that your doctor is making healthcare choices based on inaccurate information. Additionally, identification errors contribute millions of dollars in waste to the healthcare system.

This problem can’t be allowed to persist. The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, in partnership with HeroX, is ready to announce the official launch of the CHIME National Patient Identification Challenge. Through a $1 million global competition, they aim to find a patient identification solution that is private, accurate and safe. 

I will be organizing a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this January so CHIME can announce the challenge. 

Here are their official corporate descriptions:

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is the professional organization for Chief Information Officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. CHIME enables its members and business partners to collaborate, exchange ideas, develop professionally and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve.

HeroX exists to enable anyone, anywhere in the world, to create a challenge that addresses any problem or opportunity, build a community around that challenge and activate the circumstances that can lead to a breakthrough innovation.

I will let you know our progress. 

3 thoughts on “You And Your Personal Medical Records

  1. Thank you so much for your efforts, Lois. As a “frequent flyer” to Steve’s doctors every week, this could be very important for him.

  2. Sorry, thought long and hard about this, but I don’t agree. Having been a patient with many doctors treating me, sounds like another invasion of privacy and a way to make money. I don’t know anyone who went to their doctor and the doctor didn’t have their records or confused them with a different person.

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