Patient misidentification by the numbers

Feb 07, 2018

Patient misidentification by the numbers

An often-overlooked issue in the healthcare community is that of patient misidentification. Whether due to identity theft, fraudulent insurance cards, or cases of unconscious or unresponsive patients, patient misidentification resulting from incomplete or incorrect medical records costs hospitals an average of $1,100 per patient.

Below we’ve illustrated more of the astounding numbers surrounding the patient misidentification crisis, all of which point to the fact that healthcare providers, now more than ever, need to be able to accurately identify patients, ensure patient safety, and secure PHI.  patient-secure-positive-identification-infographic patient-secure-positive-identification-infographic patient-secure-positive-identification-infographic patient-secure-positive-identification-infographic patient-secure-positive-identification-infographic patient-secure-positive-identification-infographic