Radio Interview Addresses Importance of Fast, Accurate Patient Identification in Healthcare

accurate patient identification in healthcare

Listen to our latest interview on the importance of accurate patient identification in healthcare on the ehealth radio network.

We were grateful for the opportunity to speak about the rising importance of establishing stricter, more secure, and accurate patient identification in healthcare in a recent interview with the ehealth radio network. Our president Michael Trader was interviewed and asked the following questions:

— Why is now an opportune time for healthcare organizations to investigate the adoption of more secure, accurate patient identification solutions?

— Can you please explain how your biometric patient identification solution works and what distinct advantages it offers over more traditional forms of patient identification?

— Why is it important for healthcare organizations to invest in a patient identification solution that can be expanded for ID at each and every patient touchpoint?

— How does the use of biometrics for patient identification help increase medical data integrity and why is this important in the context of EMPI, inter-operability initiatives, and health information exchanges?

— What impact has RightPatient made for the healthcare organizations that have deployed it for patient identification?

Curious to know our insight on the responses to these questions? Listen to the entire radio interview on the importance of accurate patient identification in healthcare and why the industry needs to evaluate the use of biometrics. We can’t stress enough the importance of adopting more secure, safe and accurate patient identification solutions for the healthcare industry in light of the precipitous rise in fraud and medical identity theft coupled with the increased urgency to adopt technologies that increase medical data integrity and maximize patient safety.

Many thanks to Eric Dye and the rest of the ehealth radio network team for the opportunity to help educate the healthcare industry on the value of adopting biometrics for accurate patient identification in healthcare!

Archbold Memorial Hospital Deploys RightPatient® Biometric Patient Identification Solution

RightPatient is a biometric patient identification system

Archbold Memorial Hospital joins the ranks of hospitals investing in biometric patient identification to increase patient safety

Today on our corporate Web site we announced that Archbold Memorial Hospital has deployed our RightPatient® patient safety and data integrity solution. Designed to improve patient safety and medical data integrity, Archbold sought to deploy a next-generation biometric patient identification solution that supported hospital infection control, and would instantly retrieve a patient’s medical record after a fast biometric search.

Archbold will initially be using the RightPatient® biometric patient identification system in their Emergency Department but has plans to expand the deployment to other areas of the hospital including:

  • Patient ID at bedside
  • Self-service patient check-in (kiosks)
  • Mobile patient identification
  • Flexibility to be used at any point along the care continuum

Archbold will use the technology at their flagship location in Thomasville with plans to expand use to their 540 bed network. Executives at Archbold cited the need to increase patient safety as their top concern that accurate patient identification technology will help improve. Plus, mitigating the risks associated with misidentification were a key factor in their decision to invest in RightPatient® – risks that not only jeopardize patient safety but inhibit Archbold from offering the highest quality care possible.

The RightPatient® enrollment process is safe, secure, and fast. Patients simply have their photo taken and that along with a photograph of their iris are automatically linked to their Siemens EHR so that when a patient returns to the facility, they have another photo taken and their Siemens EHR is automatically accessed eliminating the worries of creating duplicate medical records, overlays, or overlaps. RightPatient® offers a choice of five different biometric modalities (fingerprint, finger vein, palm vein, iris, and voice) and Archbold decided to deploy iris biometrics as their modality of choice citing the absence of any physical contact with a biometric hardware device as key to their need in supporting hospital infection control initiatives.

RightPatient® is our patient identity and data integrity platform that utilizes our unique Intrinsic Human Recognition™ technology. It is the industry’s only patient identity and medical data integrity platform that uses fingerprint, vascular, iris, facial, and voice impressions to strengthen patient safety, eliminate fraud and medical identity theft , and reduce provider liability. RightPatient® is built upon the uTrinsic™ platform using a combination of various biometric and human identity variables to ensure seamless patient authentication across any medium and touchpoint. This ubiquity is the best way for providers to generate clean data to lower costs
and secure patient trust.

Proud to be working with the Archbold staff to help strengthen patient safety, eliminate duplicate medical records, and prevent healthcare fraud and identity theft at the point of service with our RightPatient® solution!

Why the ACA is Making Accurate Patient Identification Mission Critical

ACA passage puts the pressure on healthcare to get patient identification right

President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law on March 23, 2010.

The ACA as a Reality

Whether you support or oppose the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – the 2010 law that was designed to:

— increase the quality and affordability of health insurance

— lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage

— reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government

the fact of the matter is, the law is not going anywhere. The latest statistics show that approximately 4.2 million people have enrolled in health plans as a result of the ACA, foreshadowing the inevitability that patient visit volume is bound to spike especially when you factor new patients from the ACA along with the looming retirement of baby boomers.

How the ACA Impacts Patient Identification

As the number of visits increases, the potential risk of creating a duplicate medical record and or/overlay also dramatically rises. Not to mention the fact that increases in eligibility for new patients entering the healthcare rolls also means that we could potentially see a precipitous rise in medical identity theft and healthcare fraud, already an egregious problem in the industry evidenced by the most recent Ponemon Institute Report that indicated medical identity theft cases increased by 19% in the last year.

The urgency to adopt and implement salient patient identification systems that provide 100% accuracy and help link a patient to a unique electronic medical record that properly attributes clinical information, especially across Enterprise Master Patient Indexes (EMPIs) where patients may be identified in different locations, is palpable.

The ACA, Data Integrity & Interoperability

As the healthcare industry becomes uber focused on establishing stricter data integrity policies in light of the increased interconnected ecosystem that directly promotes sharing patient data across disparate systems through the use of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), the advent of the ACA places even more pressure on facilities to implement patient identification technologies that eliminate duplicate medical records and other disparities that can negatively effect patient data integrity. Accurate patient identification is the cornerstone of data integrity and must be addressed if any facility has realistic hopes of joining HIEs with a clean conscience that their EHR systems contain exact information and are equipped with modern technology tools to ensure continued integrity.

Several patient identification technologies can play a key role in helping to ensure the transfer of clean patient data by preventing the creation of duplicate medical records and overlays and eliminating the possibility of fraud and medical identity theft at the point of service, especially as the volume of patients exponentially increases from passage of the ACA and aging baby boomers. The key for healthcare providers is choosing a technology that has been tested and certified by accredited and recognized third parties and offers the ability to store a patient’s identity template in a standardized format so information can easily and cleanly be exchanged with other systems.

As the ACA works out it’s kinks, and more people successfully enroll, the need to solidify modern tools that ensure 100% accurate patient identification becomes mission critical.

What are some other potential problems that you think the ACA will cause for patient identification in healthcare? Please share them with us in the comments!

 

Accurate Patient Identification Along the Care Continuum

biometric patient identification is gaining steam in healthcare due to its ability to accurately identify patients without a shadow of a doubt

Biometric patient identification systems are gaining momentum in healthcare. Seen here is a handheld iris recognition camera tethered to a smart tablet for bedside and mobile identity verification.

Ask any healthcare professional who is in synch with some of the major issues that the healthcare industry faces about the persistent problem of establishing accurate patient identification and chances are they will agree that it continues to be a top priority. Current patient identification and data matching initiaves underway by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) offer practical suggestions for matching patients with their health information.

A quick scroll down the list illustrates that the bulk of recommendations centers on standardizing patient identification attributes, supporting non-traditional matching attributes such as email addresses to improve data matching, enhancing EHRs to include the capability of providing duplicate medical record reports, and alerting patients to the importance of keeping their demogrphic information current and up-to-date. These are all very solid building blocks to advance the goal of accurate patient identification but seem to place the emphasis on accurate patient identification at the point of entry and does little to address the importance of verifying a patient’s identity at each touch point throughout the care continuum.

As clinicians know, ensuring patient identification accuracy prior to administering any type of care from medication distribution to diagnostic testing to radiology and oncology services and beyond is essential to make sure the right care is delivered to the right patient. For example, according to research from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 1.5 million preventable adverse drug effects (ADEs) happen in the United States each year and ADEs cost the United States $37.6 billion each year, with approximately $17 billion of these costs associated with preventable errors. The healthcare industry continues to struggle with errors due to the inability to accurately identify patients prior to care administration. It is costing the industry billions of dollars, not to mention jeopardizing the safety of patients and sullying the brand of healthcare facilities who are victims of patient misidentification that leads to in accurate care.

Most hospitals have policies in place that require clinicians to verify a patient’s identity prior to administering any type of care. The problem is that some of the patient identification technologies that facilities rely on like bar coded wrist bands have become antiquated and are highly susceptible to fraud and errors. Thus, even though a clinician may dutifully check a patient’s ID before say, giving them medication or prior to administering a test, the back-end technology most hospitals rely on to establish identification accuracy does not support the evolving healthcare landscape that requires adopting modern systems that eliminate any possibility of misidentification because they are based on verifying identity through a patient’s physiological characteristics. Characteristics which define individual identity that can’t be forged, swapped, or shared. Technologies like using biometrics for patient identification.

Technolgies such as biometric patient identification are gaining momentum in healthcare settings not only for their ability to accurately identify a patient upon entry into a healthcare facility but also for their utility to quickly and accurately identify patients bedside, in home health, the ER, and other mobile environments or in any other setting prior to care administration. The difference that biometrics brings to the table is it’s ability to not only provide patient identification accuracy without a shadow of a doubt, but also the ability to interface directly with tablets or smart devices and return a patient’s digital health care record in CCD format. The advent of biometrics for patient identification has significantly altered the approach to ensuring ID accuracy, and promises to help reduce or even eliminate errors that are caused by misidentification along that care continuum.

 

Iris Biometrics for Patient Identification Deployment Indicates Growing Interest in Technology

RightPatient is a biometric patient identification system

Stuart, FL. based Martin Health System recently implemented RightPatient™ using iris biometrics for patient identification

Yesterday, over on our corporate Web site we announced that Stuart, FL based Martin Health System has adopted RightPatient™ iris biometrics for patient identification. Significant for many reasons, Martin Health is yet another example of a major healthcare system choosing iris biometrics over other modalities (fingerprint, palm vein) to accurately identify patients as a means of:

  • increasing patient safety
  • eliminating new duplicate medical records and overlays
  • preventing healthcare fraud and medical identity theft at the point of service
  • streamlining patient registration
  • enhancing patient privacy
  • reducing risk

Carol Plato, assistant vice president of revenue cycle management at Martin Health Systems summed up their decision to invest in iris biometrics for patient identification by saying:

“The risks associated with misidentification jeopardize patient safety, so we wanted a solution that would mitigate these risks and add another layer of protection. RightPatient™ was a perfect fit for us because it doesn’t require physical contact, seamlessly communicates with our electronic health records software, and runs flawlessly over Citrix. Patients simply have their photo captured, the system matches their iris templates, and their medical record is automatically retrieved.”

For hospitals that deploy their electronic health record (EHR) systems over Citrix, RightPatient™ allows you to utilize a biometric device at the local PC and seamlessly interface with your EHR, even if it’s hosted centrally. Yet another compelling feature of the RightPatient™ software worth mentioning!

We are proud to be working with the staff at Martin Health Systems on this deployment and encourage you to learn more about RightPatient™ and all of our other biometric solutions for healthcare including single sign-on and a PC-based biometric time and attendance system over at the M2SYS Healthcare Solutions Web site.

 

Iris Biometrics for Patient Identification Making an Impact in Ghana

iris biometrics for patient identification in Ghana

Dr. Gabriella Nanci leads The Yonkofa Project which aims to help the people of rural Ghana have access to healthcare.

If you don’t know who Dr. Gabriella Nanci is, you may want to stop and take a moment to read about her mission to make healthcare more accessible for rural Ghanians through The Yonkofa ProjectEstablished in 2010, The Yonkofa Project was conceived to help bring sustainable healthcare to the remote areas of Ghana through two important elements:

1. Employment and permanent housing for healthcare providers, giving them the opportunity to serve in their own country and in their own villages.

2. A permanent clinic building with modern equipment which will provide patients with preventive medicine, vaccinations, and prenatal care; all things that are impossible with temporary clinics.

Dr. Nanci’s passion for improving the quality of life for rural Ghanians by building local clinics and staffing them with full time healthcare providers drove her to seek breakthrough but affordable technologies that would help to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of her efforts. One key area that Dr. Nanci identified as critical to the success of her mission was deploying a modernized patient identification system to help establish permanent medical records and create a concrete and accurate history of medical care. She investigated several patient identification solutions on the market and settled on RightPatient™ – our iris biometrics for patient identification solution – to identify patients treated at her clinics.

Since the inception of her project, Dr. Nanci enrolls hundreds of patients per day, quickly building her database to thousands of records, with the ability to instantly pull up a medical record after a fast biometric iris scan. Plus, we provided Dr. Nanci with the ability to quickly scale up her deployment to continue enrolling patients without any delays in quick, accurate patient identification results.

As part of her efforts, Dr. Nanci and her team have recently released a video detailing their efforts, highlighting use of the RightPatient™ iris biometrics for patient identification solution. Here is a link to the video – http://bit.ly/19QyVBd – please take a moment to watch and learn more about Dr. Nanci’s efforts and the power of iris biometrics for patient identification.

We were pleased to see a video encapsulating The Yonkofa Project’s efforts and the strategy they are employing to circumvent some of the common problems associated with launching this kind of effort despite the inadequacies of third world infrastructure. We proudly support her mission and are happy to be a part of the solution!

 

How M2SYS Healthcare Solutions is Contributing to the Health IT Movement

Iris biometrics for patient identification is one way health IT technology is helping to change the industry

#NHITWeek celebrates health IT technology and it’s impant on the industry

If you work in the healthcare industry, it should come as no surprise that we are in the throes of a massive sea change in care delivery models. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 set the wheels in motion for titanic changes in the expansion and adoption of health information technology and since then, a large majority of healthcare providers around the country have successfully implemented or updated their electronic health record systems.

As the proliferation of electronic health record systems, health information exchanges (HIEs), and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) continues, it’s surprising that little to no progress has been made on the sticky subject of establishing a national patient identifier (NPI) to promote interoperability and reduce errors related to mismatches between health data and patients. There are however, substantial concerns about establishing this type of identifier, most notably the privacy fears that it would be too easy to steal personal health information if there were universal ID numbers.

Unfortunately, as progress on legislation establishing a more concrete way to identify patients languishes in Congress, between 8 and 14% of medical records include erroneous information tied to an incorrect patient identity, costing hundreds of millions of dollars per year to correct and resulting in serious risk to patient safety. In addition, with the numerous benefits of EHRs and HIE also come potential opportunities for patient-data mismatches. After all, patient mismatches, which already occur at a significant rate within individual institutions and systems, will significantly increase when entities communicate among each other via HIE —a Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement — that may be using different systems, different matching algorithms, and different data dictionaries. Collaborative care is certainly making the problem of accurate patient identification worse.

This shifts the burden of implementing patient identification technology to individual healthcare systems which could hamper the exchange of healthcare data with other institutions posing serious challenges for healthcare infrastructure. HIEs are facing issues when trying to piece together patient IDs from multiple providers forcing them to rely on algorithms that match and merge patient data from multiple medical records. The problem is, these algorithms and the matching process is cumbersome and exposed to errors with even the most sophisticated of algorithm matches prone to mistakes resulting from typos or common surnames.

In the absence of a NPI, more and more hospitals and healthcare providers are turning to alternative patient identification technologies to help eliminate duplicate medical records, overlays, and other mis-matching errors that jeopardize patient safety. One of the technologies rapidly adopted by the healthcare industry is the use of biometrics for patient identification.

Through our RightPatient™ iris biometric patient identification system, we are successfully helping hospitals and healthcare facilities increase patient safety by instantly retrieving a patient’s medical record following a fast biometric scan. This helps the industry establish a concrete identity for each patient and link that identity to an individual electronic health record enabling healthcare organizations to prevent duplicate medical records and eliminate fraud while improving patient safety systems.

We add value to the equation by suggesting that healthcare facilities consider adopting iris biometrics as their hardware modality for patient ID not only because it is non-invasive and requires no contact with a device by a patient (supporting hospital infection control), but also because iris biometric data is compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standardization and has been extensively tested and certified as generic, shared data across disparate networks. This bodes well for healthcare facilities looking to establish “patient identity integrity” upon admission and during a patient’s stay as the cornerstone of efforts to maintain reliable and authentic data throughout the networks they establish or join. Biometrics can play a key role in helping to ensure the transfer of clean patient data by preventing the creation of duplicate medical records. As more regions, communities and hospital systems participate in health information exchange, biometric data can also be shared for the benefit of patients and providers.

We expanded the efficiency and effectiveness of our iris biometric patient identification software by capturing a patient’s photo and linking that to their electronic medical record as a means of multi-factor authentication for hospital staff. Plus, we offer a mobile solution that allows caregivers to authenticate a patient’s identity bedside, during home health, in the ER or any any point along the care continuum to ensure the right care is delivered to the right patient.

We also offer a back end data analytics module within the RightPatient™ system to help monitor system performance and user activity. Through a user-friendly, web-based interface, healthcare administrators have access to the real-time data that they need to analyze system usage, track pattern flow, troubleshoot, establish a concrete patient activity audit trail, and potentially reallocate resources based on results.

We are passionate about our role in the healthcare industry as stewards of effective patient identification technology to help increase patient safety, eliminate fraud and medical identity theft at the point of service, and reduce errors and proud to be a part of the health IT movement.

The Only Biometric Patient Identification Search to Truly Prevent Duplicate Medical Records and Eliminate Identity Theft

Biometric patient identification in health care only prevents duplicates and overlays and eliminates identity theft at the point of service if it is one to many.

In health are, only one to many (1:N) biometric patient identification searches can prevent duplicates & overlays eliminate identity fraud. Click on the picture for a larger image.

It may not be breaking news that health care facilities are increasingly evaluating the use of biometrics for identifying patients to help prevent duplicate medical records, stop health care fraud at the point of service, increase patient safety, and reduce liabilities. The adoption rate is quickly increasing as more health care organizations realize the potential that biometric patient identification has to achieve these goals plus provide a concrete audit trail of patient activity.

Despite the fact that using biometrics for patient identification is not a brand new concept, there continues to be confusion on how back end biometric searches work and a clear distinction of which searches truly have the ability to prevent a duplicate or overlay from being created and can prevent someone else from assuming your identity.

Let’s review.

We wrote an article last year that appeared in Advance for Health Information Professionals that defines patient identification and patient verification in health care that you may want to review prior to reading the rest of this post.

What you need to know:

Any type of biometric search that is preceded by a question such as, “What is your date of birth (DOB), name, social security number, eye color, ethnicity, etc.” or any other piece of demographic information is called a one to few (1:Few) search. Essentially what this means is that within the database that the biometric search is executed, the total amount of records are segmented prior to the actual biometric scan and subsequent search. So, instead of you walking into a medical facility and providing only your biometric information (for example, an iris scan) and the search combing through all of the records in the database to identify you, hospital staff are first segmenting the database prior to determining your identity.

Why this is important:

The goal of any biometric patient identification system should be to:

  • prevent duplicate medical records and overlays
  • increase patient safety
  • eliminate health care fraud and medical identity theft at the point of service
  • reduce risk
  • overcome issues resulting from cultural naming conventions (for example, finding the correct William Jones out of numerous possibilities)

If you rely on a search that requires a qualifying demographic question before scanning your biometric information, the search does not cover all of the medical records in your electronic medical record database, rather it segments the list of names into a much shorter list (for example, all patients with the DOB 01/01/55) before searching for your record. Although this can be partially effective in preventing duplicates and eliminating fraud, it is not a unassailable way to ensure that a patient’s safety is protected by searching the entire medical record database for duplicates, overlays, or fraud. In addition, since you can re-visit the hospital and provide a false birth date after you have already been enrolled and then be enrolled again under the fake profile, is this truly preventing identity theft at the point of service?

Only one to many (1:N) biometric searches have the capability to truly prevent duplicates, overlays, and eliminate identity fraud at the point of service because they are designed to search the entire electronic health record database, not just a segmented list of individuals after asking a qualifying question. 1:Few searches do not search the entire database when performed.

Have you invested in biometric search technology based on 1:Few searches or are you considering an investment? Curious to know more about how searches work, and what types of questions you should ask during the research and due diligence of vendors? Take a look at our Resource Center for detailed information on how biometric searches work and what types of questions you should be asking to biometric patient identification solution vendors.

Remember, if any other piece of information is required from you before executing a biometric search, it is not a true way to prevent duplicates and overlays and eliminate identify theft at the point of service.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Visit us in Booth #219 at this Week’s NAHAM Patient Access Trade Show & Conference

come see M2SYS at the 39th annual NAHAM show in Atlanta and get a free demo of their RightPatient iris biometrics patient identification solution

The 39th annual NAHAM trade show and conference is May 16 – 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.

May is always an exciting time of the year for us here at M2SYS because the National Association of Healthcare Access Management’s (NAHAM) annual symposium and trade show falls during the month. And to top it off, this year’s conference is in our hometown of Atlanta!

If you aren’t familiar with NAHAM, here is a brief synopsis of who they are from their Web site:

“The National Association of Healthcare Access Management is the leading resource in Patient Access Services.

We establish best practices and subject matter expertise; provide an array of networking, education, and certification opportunities; and enable our members to influence and promote high quality delivery of Patient Access Services.

Patient access services professionals provide quality services in registration and all of its support processes to patients, providers and payors into, through and out of their health care experience.”

The annual conference theme this year is: “Leading the Way: A Brave New World of Patient Access” and promises to be one of the best shows yet as the NAHAM staff has assembled an impressive agenda and speakers to talk about current topics in patient access management.

So, why should you stop and see us this year at the show? Here are the top 5 reasons:

1. Solution demos – Here at M2SYS , we are excited to be a vendor in this year’s NAHAM Exhibit Hall (stop and see us in Booth #219) to meet some of the attendees and demonstrate our RightPatient™ hybrid biometric patient identification solution with iris recognition, a technology that has caught on with many hospitals and is spreading rapidly.

2. Entertainment and giveaways – We have some special surprises in our booth this year too. Stop by to meet and take a photo with Jessica Black, Miss United States 2010 and enter your name to win a prize so secretive we can’t tell you what it is…you will have to stop by our booth and see for yourself! (Hint – it has wheels)

3. Education – Accurate patient identification has become a hot topic in healthcare since accurate and effective treatment along the care continuum hinges on the ability to identity a patient correctly. Now, more than ever, it’s important to educate on what healthcare biometrics technology options are available to help ensure patient identification accuracy.

4. Mobile patient identification – We will be demonstrating a mobile iris patient identification solution in our booth that medical practitioners can use with a smart device like an Android smart phone and identify patients anywhere in a hospital setting including the ability to identify unconscious patients and patients en route to the hospital for more coordinated and effective treatment.

5. Due diligence – This is the time to ask all of the questions on your mind about the benefits of using biometrics for patient identification in a patient access setting. It is critical that you perform the necessary due diligence before investing in any type of patient identification solution. Our staff will be available to demonstrate the technology and answer any questions you may have.

Hoping to see you at the 39th annual NAHAM conference this year in Atlanta!

Podcast to Learn More About Biometric Patient Identification Systems

Listen in to this free podcast explaining the value of using biometrics for patient identification to eliminate duplicate medical records, prevent patient fraud and raise patient safety levels.

Listen in to HIT Consultant’s podcast about using biometrics for patient identification.

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!