Two newborns at Ahus received identical personal identification numbers

Babies - babyPhoto: Frank May / NTB
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In June, two newborns at Akershus University Hospital (Ahus) were assigned the same personal identification number.

The report Ahus has sent to the Data Inspectorate shows that even though the error was revealed quickly, a human error led to the identification numbers not being corrected until the beginning of July, Digi.no writes.

The computer systems at Ahus and the National Population Register did not respond to the fact that two different people were assigned the same personal identification number.

The error in the patient records was discovered when one of the two children was called to a treatment appointment – all the information in the records on the child were entered into the records of the other child.

According to the report, the cause is a human error and lack of follow-up.

Ahus writes that the confusion has not had an impact on the health care provided to the children but adds that it can be perceived as frightening that a mistake of such a nature could occur. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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