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Adventist Health System deploys Imprivata biometric patient identification platform


In an effort to improve patient safety and eliminate duplicate patient medical records, Adventist Health System (AHS), one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States, has deployed Imprivata PatientSecure, a biometric palm-scanning technology that can identify patients at registration and immediately launch their electronic medical record.

Imprivata PatientSecure is now live in 29 Adventist Health System facilities that combined serve more than 2.5 million patients annually, and will soon be deployed across almost all of the system.

“One of the first and most important steps in the care delivery process is accurate patient identification. Imprivata PatientSecure gives our facilities an advanced solution to digitally link each patient to their unique personal health record,” said Brent Snyder, Chief Information Officer for Adventist Health System.

“As healthcare continues to digitally evolve, positive patient identification is becoming the top priority for care providers and their patients,” said Clay Ritchey, GM of the Imprivata PatientSecure Products Group. “The best way to address patient misidentification is by quickly, efficiently and accurately matching patients to their medical records at registration and throughout the care process in order to improve patient safety and increase providers’ revenue cycle throughput. We have been successful working with many healthcare systems across the country to achieve this and are proud to partner with a leading healthcare system like Adventist Health System.”

AHS has deployed the Imprivata positive patient identification platform across 29 of its facilities in eight different states, including Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. The Imprivata PatientSecure solution is scheduled to be implemented at almost all of Adventist Health System’s hospital facilities by the end of 2016. The next phase of the implementation will focus on AHS physician practices.

Just last month, Brooklyn, N.Y.-based NYU Lutheran deployed Imprivata’s PatientSecure solution.

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