Patient Misidentification

House Votes to Overturn National Patient Identifier Ban | EHR Intelligence | 8/5/2020

… 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 …

An Important Step Forward in Repealing Patient ID Ban | 8/4/2020

… 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 …

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Groups urge Congress to take action on patient identifier as COVID-19 raises the stakes | FierceHealthcare | 7/8/2020

… 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 …

Researchers use facial recognition to identify patients in Kenya, develop custom 3D-printed masks | 7/6/2020

… 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 …

Imprivata Recognized as 2019 “Revenue Cycle Unicorn” in KLAS Rating | Globe Newswire | 3/11/2020

… 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 …

Imprivata Recognized as 2019 Revenue Cycle Unicorn in KLAS Rating | Financial Buzz | 3/11/2020

… 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 …

“Our Journey Is Not Over”: Liz Johnson on the Quest for a National Patient Identifier | 1/14/2020

… 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 …

A Guide for Medical Students regarding Patient Misidentification | 11/26/2019

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 …

How Outsourcing Can Improve MPI Data Integrity | Health IT Outcomes | 11/13/2019

… 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 …

LifeMed ID Enters Partner Agreement With ImageWare Systems | IMAGEWARE SYSTEMS | 10/21/2019

… 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 …

Biometrics-based patient identification: a prescription for better healthcare | 8/29/2019

… 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 …

Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,[email protected], | 8/26/2019

… knowledge and compliance of patient identification methods in a specialized hospital in Saudi ArabiaFadwa Abu Mostafa, Amal Saadallah, Hadi El Barazi, Hanan AlghammasGlobal Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2019 2(3):53-57Background: Patient misidentification prevails in daily practice and remains a critical issue in health care. Being knowledgeable about how to accurately identify patients and comply with identification proce Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis Mon Aug 26, 2019 …

Industry Voices—Removing ban on nationwide unique patient identifier would save lives, money | FierceHealthcare | 8/7/2019

… 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 …

CMMI® Institute and The US Department of Health and Human Services Launch Framework to Address Patient Data | Business Wire | 12/15/2017

… National Controller (ONC) for Health IT. The framework was created to improve patient safety by helping organizations accurately and consistently match patient data internally as well as between organizations. According to the 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report, released by the Ponemon Institute, 86 percent of healthcare practitioners have witnessed or know of a medical error caused by patient misidentification. With increased digital records, the risk for errors grows, often due …

Sleep Apnea

Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,[email protected], | 8/26/2019

… Abu Mostafa, Amal Saadallah, Hadi El Barazi, Hanan AlghammasGlobal Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2019 2(3):53-57Background: Patient misidentification prevails in daily practice and remains a critical issue in health care. Being … levels of proBDNF and mature BDNF in patients with obstructive sleep apneaA false alarm of narcolepsy: obstructive sleep apnea masquerading as narcolepsy and depressionAbstractPurposeWe report Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης Sun Aug …

Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Anapafseos 5 Agios Nikolaos 72100 Crete Greece,00302841026182,00306932607174,[email protected], | 8/26/2019

… Abu Mostafa, Amal Saadallah, Hadi El Barazi, Hanan AlghammasGlobal Journal on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2019 2(3):53-57Background: Patient misidentification prevails in daily practice and remains a critical issue in health care. Being … levels of proBDNF and mature BDNF in patients with obstructive sleep apneaA false alarm of narcolepsy: obstructive sleep apnea masquerading as narcolepsy and depressionAbstractPurposeWe report Medicine by Alexandros G. Sfakianakis,Αλέξανδρος Γ. Σφακιανάκης Sun Aug …

HIPAA

Industry Voices—Removing ban on nationwide unique patient identifier would save lives, money | FierceHealthcare | 8/7/2019

… 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 … back? In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) included this directive: “The Secretary (of Health and Human Services, or HHS) shall adopt standards providing for a standard unique health identifier for each …

Industry Voices—Removing ban on nationwide unique patient identifier would save lives, money | FierceHealthcare | 8/7/2019

… 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 … back? In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) included this directive: “The Secretary (of Health and Human Services, or HHS) shall adopt standards providing for a standard unique health identifier for each …