Reducing patient misidentification errors through the use of biometrics

Patient misidentification can lead to medical errors, patient harm, and costly inefficiencies for provider organizations. According to a recent survey of over 100 patient safety, quality, and nursing professionals conducted by Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare, medical errors, such as medication or blood transfusion mistakes that resulted from patient misidentification, are surprisingly widespread. This whitepaper explores the findings of this survey, including the causes of patient misidentification and how to achieve positive patient identification with the help of biometric technology. Read it to learn how different healthcare organizations have employed biometrics to:

  • Ensure patient safety
  • Improve the registration process
  • Streamline clinical & revenue cycle workflows
  • Reduce claim denials & losses of net patient revenue

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