Risk management software vendor TASCET Inc. of Madison, Wis, has introduced a unique patient identifier for providers, insurers, health information exchanges and other healthcare organizations.

Enterprise use of the identifier across an organization would increase patient safety and convenience, while also protecting against fraud, says Larry Aubol, CEO at TASCET. The company is marketing unique identifiers in seven industries; the primary markets are healthcare, banking and retail. The vendor is working with Epic Systems to support the identifier for two hospitals that are implementing it, and Cerner has agreed to work support the identifier if clients want it.

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