Patient ID Now

Patient ID Now is a coalition of healthcare organizations representing a wide range of healthcare stakeholders committed to advancing through legislation and regulations a nationwide strategy to address patient identification.

HIMSS is a founding member and AMIA and ANI are members of the coalition.

ANI member Janice Kelly, MS, RN-BC, AORN, was appointed to serveas the ANI representative on the coalition.  We believe that the voice of ANI and the strength of our work focused on patient care will make a valuable contribution to Patient ID Now.  
ANI proudly supports the opportunity for informatics nurses as leaders in this area and futher recognizes that Ms. Kelly's experience and thought leadership qualify her to fully represent ANI's mission and vision.

Year in Review

Call to Action

  • Sign on Letter -- If your organization is not part of the coalition but would like to sign onto the letter, please use this google form 
  • Appropriations - if you would like to fill out an appropriations form for your Member of Congress, use this link


  • May 4, 2021:  Request $7mil funding to ONC for Patient Matching. See more information here. 
  • July 12, 2021 :  House Appropriations Committee did not include Section 510 which banned federal funds from being used around patient identification. See more information here.
  • April 23, 2021: ANI voted in support to adopt the proposed Framework for a National Strategy on Patient Identity 
  • April 5, 2021: the letter to the Appropriations Committees requesting the repeal of Section 510 in the FY22 Labor-HHS appropriations bills. Here you can find the final House and Senate letters.