A global patient identifier is dangerous. A GPI, if compromised, could provide access to Protected Health Information. HarmonIQ Health Systems believes that a better approach is to create a hashed patient resource, which contains patient demographic and biometric data, and which in its entirety acts as the means for patient identification. The methodology to achieve this goal uses current blockchain and public ledger technology to manage participants, encryption and hashing to protect communication and patient data, HL7 FHIR protocols for interoperability, and hardware such as smartphones to gather and validate biometric data. This is the NoID protocol.