August 3, 2016 -
In an effort to strengthen patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to radiation or chemotherapy treatment, RightPatient has launched an initiative to donate its cloud-based biometric patient identification software to pediatric cancer centers across the United States.
According to a statement by the company, RightPatient is a cloud-based biometric identification platform developed to recognize patients from any encounter end point. When used with photo biometrics, patients are accurately identified following a simple, intuitive, and hygienic photo capture process. The solution can be used on patients as young as 12 months of age and significantly reduces the risk of medical errors associated with incorrect patient identification.
“Patient misidentification and record matching errors continue to be a pressing problem in the healthcare industry,” commented Co-Founder and President of RightPatient, Michael Trader. “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to solving the identity crisis in healthcare and our desire to keep the most vulnerable and at-risk patients safe from adverse events stemming from improper patient identification.”
“Patient safety is a collective focus of the entire healthcare industry, especially within environments such as cancer treatment which can be extremely dangerous if a patient is misidentified prior to receiving care,” commented Todd Pawlicki, Vice Chair of UC San Diego’s Department of Radiation and Applied Sciences. “The use of RightPatient with Photo Biometrics for accurate pediatric patient identification ensures that specialists administer the right treatment to the right child through an intuitive multi-factor authentication platform. This is a vital and altruistic initiative to advance pediatric cancer care treatment safety.”