National Patient ID Would Violate Patient Privacy Rights

Responding to a major study released yesterday by the Rand Corporation, Citizens’ Council on Health Care says Congress should maintain its long-standing prohibition on development of a national patient identification number, otherwise known as the Unique Patient Identifier (UPI).

“Congress must dismiss the data industry’s apparent call to centralize, nationalize and socialize private medical information. American privacy rights must be protected from those who wish to impose corporate agendas including unconsented data sharing, patient and doctor profiling, health surveillance, research, and industry profiteering,” says Twila Brase, president of CCHC.

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