Patient Identifier Cross Referencing (PIX) What it is used for: Cross-referencing multiple local patient ID‘s between hospitals, sites, health information exchange networks, etc. Used when local patient ID’s have been registered with a PIX manager.
Example: Hospital A transmits Patient D’s ID is a coded value data type. The value of such a field follows the formatting rules for a ST field except that it is drawn from a table of legal values. Examples of ID fields include religion and sex. information to the Health Information Exchange (HIE) focuses on the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region or community. HIE provides the capability to electronically move clinical information between disparate health... for cross referencing. Hospital A receives Patient D’s local ID for Hospital B which they can use to request information from Hospital B, based on need.
Synonyms: Patient Identifier Cross Referencing