Patient Misidentification

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10/20/2021 Healthcare groups cheer Senate progress on national patient ID Healthcare IT News ... enabling accurate patient identification – starting first by removing the "antiquated" legislative barriers blocking research into new strategies for unique patient identification. The group has cast a spotlight on the many challenges caused by patient misidentification : misfiled diagnoses, hobbled interoperability and, especially during the pandemic, "duplicate health records created during the vaccination registration process and disruptions in vaccine availability at provider sites because of inaccurate patient documentation." THE LARGER TREND ...
9/22/2021 Harris Healthcare's Data Integrity Solutions, RightPatient Partnership Closes the Gap on Efficient, Accurate and Secure Patient Identification portlandnews.net ... to integrate biometric patient identification into its existing suite of master patient index (MPI) management solutions. Doing so provides important protections against front-end contamination of the MPI and EMPI and helps eliminate the patient misidentification and safety issues created by 'dirty' patient identification data. This is especially important now as spikes in remote patient registrations due to COVID-19 have led to a sharp increase in duplicate patient records ...
9/16/2021 The Pros and Cons of Biometrics in Healthcare hackernoon.com ... devastated, especially the brother’s teenage daughters. Imagine Shirell’s horror when she was told the man was not her brother. She had just given consent to kill a stranger! How could it happen? Patient misidentification. The man had the same first and last name and birth year as the brother. Due to a drug overdose, the man’s face was swollen and hard to recognize. None of the relatives ...
9/16/2021 The Pros and Cons of Biometrics in Healthcare itrexgroup.com ... devastated, especially the brother’s teenage daughters. Imagine Shirell’s horror when she was told the man was not her brother. She had just given consent to kill a stranger! How could it happen? Patient misidentification. The man had the same first and last name and birth year as the brother. Due to a drug overdose, the man’s face was swollen and hard to recognize. None of the relatives ...
8/27/2021 Digital Identities in Healthcare Primed for Adoption rtinsights.com ... patient experiences while protecting and verifying consumer identities. The number of medical errors that occur annually across the U.S. healthcare system is staggering and demands that the industry engage more comprehensive approaches to eradicating patient misidentification . Healthcare delivery organizations need unprecedented clarity and consistency into one’s medical records to improve clinical, administrative, and operational performance. This is critically important as consumer expectations evolve and care providers become more dependent ...
7/30/2021 Patient ID Now coalition applauds House action calls on Senate to follow suit blogspot.com ... Inc. (HIMSS), Intermountain Healthcare, and Premier Inc.The coalition noted that the bi-partisan movement gained strength over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges of tracking the virus with patient misidentification causing duplicate records for screening and vaccination. In a strongly worded letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee the coalition made the case for single patient ID as a critical piece in improving patient safety ...
7/30/2021 US House of Representatives removes ban in federal budget that has stifled progress on national patient identification strategy dotmed.com ... two decades.This bipartisan movement in the House to remove barriers to accurate patient identification and increased patient privacy has been strengthened in the past year by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient misidentification caused challenges for health systems during the pandemic, including thousands of duplicate records created during the vaccination registration process, and disruptions in vaccine availability at provider sites because of inaccurate patient documentation.Patient ID ...
7/19/2021 Patient ID Now Coalition Applauds Action On Patient Misidentification electronichealthreporter.com Jul 19 2021 Patient ID Now Coalition Applauds Action On Patient Misidentification Patient ID Now , a coalition of leading healthcare organizations, including the American College of Surgeons , the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Intermountain Healthcare and Premier Healthcare Alliance , is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives has removed, for the third year in ...
7/15/2021 Patient ID Now Coalition Applauds Congress in Addressing Patient Misidentification | HIMSS himss.org ... health information exchange and strengthens patient privacy rights. We urge the Senate to follow the House of Representatives and remove the ban.”Patient ID Now has brought attention to the critical challenges of patient misidentification that afflict the country’s health system. Though these challenges have persisted for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the harmful effects of the health system’s inability to accurately match patients to ...
11/18/2020 Patient ID Now Disappointed Appropriations Bill Does Not Address Patient Misidentification healthitanswers.net The recently launched coalition is bringing attention to the critical challenges of patient misidentification that afflict the country’s health system. Failure to accurately identify patients to their data raises patient safety and quality of care concerns, and those concerns have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. An archaic section of the federal budget has prevented the US Department of Health and Human Services from working with the private ...
10/29/2020 Working together to effectively address patient identification during COVID-19 The Hill ... problems that are exacerbated during this crisis. One such area that must be addressed by policymakers is the issue of patient identification. Each year thousands of Americans lose their lives through administrative errors, including patient misidentification , but right now the U.S. lacks a national strategy to address this dire problem.For nearly two decades, section 510 of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations ...
9/17/2020 COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Swab Testing and False-Negative Results From an Anatomical Misconception jamanetwork.com ... testing locations. 2 In an early retrospective review of community hospital testing in China, a sensitivity of only 71% was reported. 3 Although there are many sources of false-negative results—including laboratory errors, patient misidentification , and inadequate collection of secretions—improper technique resulting in swabs not reaching the target site of the nasopharynx is a pervasive but modifiable error. The trajectory from the nostril to the nasopharynx is often ...
8/5/2020 House Votes to Overturn National Patient Identifier Ban EHR Intelligence ... develop an NPI system. Following last week’s vote, members of Patient ID Now applauded lawmakers. “We are very excited that the House of Representatives has taken this step towards addressing the harmful effects of patient misidentification ,” Wylecia Wiggs Harris, AHIMA CEO, said in a statement. “This bipartisan effort is a true demonstration of lawmakers working to protect patient safety, public health, and lessening the burden on the health system.” Healthcare ...
8/4/2020 An Important Step Forward in Repealing Patient ID Ban healthitanswers.net ... Management Association (AHIMA), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Intermountain Healthcare, and Premier Healthcare Alliance. The coalition is bringing attention to the critical challenges of patient misidentification that afflict the country’s health system. Failure to accurately identify patients to their data raises patient safety and quality of care concerns, and those concerns have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. An ...
7/8/2020 Groups urge Congress to take action on patient identifier as COVID-19 raises the stakes FierceHealthcare ... hamper public health efforts to respond to the coronavirus and address health inequities. Webinar "COVID-19 highlights the importance of health IT and data and it's more important than ever to solve our country’s patient misidentification problem," said Wylecia Wiggs Harris, M.D., CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), speaking Tuesday during a virtual Capitol Hill briefing. During the pandemic, there have been issues with COVID-19 test ...
7/6/2020 Researchers use facial recognition to identify patients in Kenya, develop custom 3D-printed masks biometricupdate.com ... biometric facial recognition system described in a study by Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Martin Were , MD, MS, and colleagues could accurately identify patients in under-developed countries where patient misidentification is very common, the university announced . The team tested a biometric system dubbed OpenFace which was embedded in the national electronic health record system in Western Kenya. According to their study published in the ...
3/11/2020 Imprivata Recognized as 2019 Revenue Cycle Unicorn in KLAS Rating financialbuzz.com ... uses biometric technology as an authenticator to positively identify patients when they present for care. Positive patient identification ensures that the right record is used for both medical treatment and revenue cycle transactions. Because patient misidentification leads directly to lost revenue, Imprivata PatientSecure ® helps healthcare organizations improve performance across their revenue cycles. KLAS identified its revenue cycle “unicorns” by examining leading healthcare solutions through the lens of customer experience. Customers ...
1/14/2020 “Our Journey Is Not Over”: Liz Johnson on the Quest for a National Patient Identifier healthsystemcio.com ... can link patients to their records, let alone create and implement a unique patient identifier as was called for in HIPAA. Here are some examples of the harm, distress and near misses resulting from patient misidentification s that members of CHIME have shared: Two patients with the same name are on a wait list for a kidney transplant. Because of an identity mix-up, when a suitable donor kidney becomes available ...
11/29/2019 Hospitals Suffer From Denied Claims – Can Proper Patient Identification Help? healthworkscollective.com Patient misidentification is nothing new: every day, we hear news regarding some form of it and how it has affected the lives of the patients as well as their close ones. This time, the stories are regarding how patients who had limited financial capabilities were not allowed to avail discounted or free care . Moreover, they were sent bills with large amounts. But why did this happen? Let’s analyze. Some examples ...
11/26/2019 A Guide for Medical Students regarding Patient Misidentification educatorhouse.com Patient misidentification plagues the US healthcare system, and all of us get to hear such cases every other day. Patient mix-ups and duplicate medical records may lead to wrong treatments, financial losses, and sometimes even deaths. But why is patient misidentification so common? Even though medical records exist within the various EHR and EMR systems used by hospitals, a lot of detrimental issues like duplicate records and mix-ups ...