RightPatient biometric patient ID system deployed at two Florida hospitals

October 14, 2015 - 

RightPatient announced that Bethesda Health has deployed its patient identity management system at its two not-for-profit hospitals in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Bethesda Health decided to implement RightPatient biometric identity management system to raise patient safety standards, protect patients from medical identity theft and fraud at the point of service, and prevent the creation of duplicate medical records.

“Implementing RightPatient is a key component of our overall strategy to ensure the highest levels of patient safety for the Bethesda Health community,” said Roger L. Kirk, FACHE, president and CEO of Bethesda Health. “We continue to make every effort possible to protect patients from the dangers of duplicate medical records, medical identity theft, and fraud, and are committed to adopting advanced technologies that enable us to provide the highest quality of care. Plus, RightPatient also offers the flexibility to extend accurate patient identification to any patient touchpoint that requires patient identification accuracy to ensure optimal outcomes.”

Bethesda Health will be using RightPatient’s biometric system in both the inpatient and outpatient registration centers of Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West.

The healthcare provider evaluated several patient identification management solution before selecting RightPatient for its safe, secure data storage system, as well as its ability to reduce medical errors caused by patient misidentification.

“We continue to remain focused on our core mission to help increase patient safety and strengthen the integrity of medical data through the implementation of our RightPatient patient identity management solution,” said Mizan Rahman, founder and CEO of RightPatient. “We worked closely with Bethesda Health staff to customize RightPatient for their specific Siemens Invision EHR workflows and are excited to be an integral part of the hospital system’s efforts to increase patient safety and eliminate the risk of medical identity theft.”

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

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