Medical center deploys RightPatient biometric patient identification system

June 9, 2015 - 

RightPatient announced that Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has implemented its biometric patient identity management, data integrity, and health security platform using iris recognition.

Terrebonne will be using the RightPatient identity management system throughout the hospital in an effort to boost patient safety standards, prevent the duplication of medical records, and curb medical identity theft.

The hospital thoroughly assessed multiple biometric patient identification solutions, including their backend search capabilities and the hygiene risks of contact versus non-contact biometric hardware, before it decided to deploy RightPatient with iris biometrics.

RightPatient’s solution enables Terrebonne employees to maintain an accurate and complete medical record by taking a photo of a patient, ensuring that it is administering the highest level of care.

The biometric identity system will also provide the hospital will considerable cost savings by preventing the creation of duplicate and overlay medical records, mitigating patient fraud, and streamlining the check-in process.

“We remain focused on our core mission to help increase patient safety and strengthen the integrity of medical data through the power and flexibility of RightPatient,” said Michael Trader, co-founder and president of RightPatient. “Working closely with TGMC staff, we were able to tailor RightPatient for their specific McKesson EHR system workflows and seamlessly retrieve patient records after successful identifications, helping to increase patient safety and eliminate the risk of medical identity theft.”

Previously reported, RightPatient and HealthCast, Inc. partnered to provide a combined biometric patient identification and patient safety platform with single sign-on (SSO) solution to healthcare providers.

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