Patient Misidentification

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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 ...
11/13/2019 How Outsourcing Can Improve MPI Data Integrity Health IT Outcomes ... Need For A Pristine MPI Keeping a clean MPI is integral to healthcare for its impact on clinical and financial outcomes. Several studies have shown that 35 percent of denied claims are caused by patient misidentification —the primary cause of which is duplicate patient records. For example, nicknames often lead to duplicate records. A patient named Elizabeth can be known as Liz, Beth or Betty. If Elizabeth has a record ...
10/21/2019 LifeMed ID Enters Partner Agreement With ImageWare Systems | IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS iwsinc.com ... the company has entered into a partnership agreement with ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:IWSY.) The new partnership combines LifeMed IDs Authoritative Identity Management Exchange (AIMeTM), a comprehensive solution that eliminates many root causes of patient misidentification , with ImageWares powerful multi-modal biometric authentication platform GoVerifyID ®. Our partnership with ImageWare combines our proven methods of patient identity proofing with multi-modal biometrics to streamline patient authentication. As a result, we can ...
8/29/2019 Biometrics-based patient identification: a prescription for better healthcare aware.com ... person they’re treating. Unfortunately, no standard for patient identification exists in the U.S. or in much of Europe. Hea lthcare facilities use whatever means they can to verify patients’ identities. This is troubling, as patient misidentification is a very real global concern: 64 percent of respondents to a Ponemon Institute survey said that patient misidentification happens frequently in healthcare facilities. Eighty-four percent of respondents said that misidentification can lead ...
8/7/2019 Industry Voices—Removing ban on nationwide unique patient identifier would save lives, money FierceHealthcare ... existing EHR systems more flexible and intelligent, building prediction models to better identify high-risk patients and enhance clinical decision support, and streamlining processes to improve patient outcomes. Register Now The statistics show that patient misidentification is common and can involve some of our most vulnerable people. According to the 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report , 86% of nurses, physicians, and IT professionals who responded to a survey said they knew ...
8/7/2019 Industry Voices—Removing ban on nationwide unique patient identifier would save lives, money FierceHealthcare ... a history of addiction, babies given incorrect milk—the list goes on. Those are but a few real-life examples of what can go wrong when patients are misidentified. Webinar The statistics show that patient misidentification is common and can involve some of our most vulnerable people. According to the 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report , 86% of nurses, physicians, and IT professionals who responded to a survey said they knew ...