I know session topics are closed at this time, but I am bringing this up coz I would love to pick implementer’s brains on how they approached this problem
Session Title: Multiple Identifiers including Integration with FingerPrint Technologies
Session Type: Birds of a Feather session (after-hours informal meetup)
Description: Implementing OpenMRS in a country (like Uganda) without unique identification to fall back on is a challenge. One approach we are looking into is to collect multiple identifiers from a client (depending on what they have on them) plus capturing fingerprints (in a pilot) which will be integrated with a Master Patient Index implementation that assigns a unique identifier after de-duplication of records.
I would like to hear how others have handled multiple identifiers and how integration with fingerprint technology (as another identifier) worked or did not work in a field implementation.
Suggested By: Stephen S. Musoke