Becker’s Hospital Review: How biometric identification enhances patient safety and the hospital's bottom line

Patient misidentification is challenging for most hospitals. According to a Rand Corp. analysis cited by The Wall Street Journal, patients are misidentified 7 to 10 percent of the time. Like many other health systems and hospitals, Community Hospital Anderson, a 207-bed facility located in Anderson, Indiana, was acutely aware of the costs that patient misidentification can bring to an organization and its patients. This whitepaper, features this hospital’s journey to expand its patient identification capabilities, in order to combat patient misidentification, increase patient safety, and improve its own financial health.

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