We were happy to have the opportunity to record a podcast with HIT Consultant that explains the value of using biometrics for patient identification. HIT Consultant Founder Fred Pennic contacted us recently to ask if we would be open to joining him for a question and answer conversation about how biometric patient identification systems work and their value for healthcare organizations seeking to:
— Prevent duplicate medical records
— Eliminate patient fraud and medical identity theft
— Raise patient safety standards
— Lower hospital liability and risk
— Streamline patient registration
In the podcast, our President Michael Trader provides answers and insight to the following questions:
1. What advantages does biometric technology for patient ID offer over more traditional forms of identification?
2. How can biometric patient identification systems prevent duplicate medical records and medical identity theft? What types of return on investment can a medical facility achieve by eliminating these two patient safety issues?
3. How can biometric technology help hospitals improve data integrity and data interoperability across health information exchanges and integrated delivery networks?
4. What is the difference between one-to-many vs. one-to-one and one-to-few searches in biometrics and how does this affect a patient identification system?
5. What additional uses of biometric technology can be utilized in a hospital environment?
6. Has biometric technology been independently tested and certified and why should hospitals be concerned about this?
7. How fast can a hospital expect to receive search results with a biometric identification system?
Please take a few moments and listen to the podcast for more information on biometric patient identification systems and the distinct advantages they offer to healthcare facilities looking to augment patient safety initiatives, prevent duplicate medical records, and eliminate patient fraud. You can find a recording of the podcast by clicking on this link – http://bit.ly/QIX9dg
Thank you to Fred at HIT Consultant for the opportunity to educate healthcare professionals about using biometrics for patient identification!