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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-24903

Recommend against using SSN for Patient.identifier

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    • Change Request
    • Status: Published (View Workflow)
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    • Resolution: Persuasive

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      In the US there is increasing concern over the use of Social Security Numbers in healthcare due to the risk of identity theft and related issues. Many payers and providers have actively purged SSNs from their systems and filter them out of incoming data. Add a recommendation that the Patient.identifier.system SHOULD NOT be "http://hl7.org/fhir/sid/us-ssn".

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            nradov Nick Radov
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