Martin Health System deploys M2SYS iris biometric patient identification system

M2SYS’s healthcare division, M2SYS Healthcare Solutions, has announced that the Martin Health System in Stuart, Florida, has deployed the company’s RightPatient iris biometrics patient identification system.

According to M2SYS, RightPatient is the industry’s only multi-biometric patient identification platform and matching-system that allows instant record-matching following an iris search.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to enable the Martin Health team to leverage our RightPatient iris biometrics solution to increase patient identification accuracy, reduce duplicate medical records, and heighten patient safety,” Michael Trader, the president of M2SYS Technology said. “Patient misidentification in healthcare can lead to incorrect medication distribution, duplicate diagnostic tests, and adverse health effects, jeopardizing patient safety and adding unnecessary costs. In addition, RightPatient protects patients from identity theft, which affects quality of care and healthcare costs.”

According to a recently published research report, the global healthcare biometrics market is set to reach $5.9 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 25.9%. Growing security concerns with healthcare facilities and medical insurance have so far driven the growth of this market.

“The risks associated with misidentification jeopardize patient safety, so we wanted a solution that would mitigate these risks and add another layer of protection,“ Carol Plato, assistant vice president of revenue cycle management for Martin Health System said. “RightPatient was a perfect fit for us because it doesn’t require physical contact, seamlessly communicates with our electronic health records software, and runs flawlessly over Citrix. Patients simply have their photo captured, the system matches their iris templates, and their medical record is automatically retrieved.”

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