Chancellor Collins on WGBH radio on universal medical IDs

January 27, 2012
   Chancellor Michael F. Collins

Chancellor Michael F. Collins was interviewed on "The Emily Rooney Show" on 89.7 WGBH radio on Thursday, Jan. 26, about why universal patient identifiers, or UPIs, could be the most efficient way to connect patients to their medical data. Chancellor Collins wrote a commentary in Monday’s Wall Street Journal about the topic, arguing “using today's best technologies and practices, UPIs could help dramatically improve the quality of health care, lower costs, accelerate medical discovery and better preserve privacy.”

In the radio interview, Collins said, “Particularly as we look at the notion of should we be taking cost out of the health care system and how might we do this, it seems to be prudent to study the issue of whether UPIs could make sense in the modern world.”

Listen to the full interview on 89.7: Should Every Patient Have a Unique ID Number For All Medical Records?

Read the full column in the Wall Street Journal: Yes: It Means Better Care.

Other related link:

WBUR: Should You Have A Unique ID Number For All Your Medical Records?