Biometric palm vein scanning integrated into patient check-in platform

Vecna Technologies has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata’s PatientSecure solution, enabling hospitals and ambulatory practices to use Imprivata’s biometric palm vein scanning technology to ID patients who are checking in using Vecna’s platform.

The PatientSecure solution replaces some aspects of the manual patient check-in process by creating a 1:1 link between a patient’s biometrics and the patient’s medical record. According to the announcement, the integrated solution enhances and streamlines the patient experience by reducing fraud, automating authenticated patient check-in, and improves insurance validation, co-pay collections, and digital form completion.

“At patient registration, it’s crucial to positively identify the right patient in order to prevent adverse events related to misidentification,” explained Dr. Sean Kelly, chief medical officer at Imprivata. “By partnering with Vecna, we’re ensuring that patients are not only accurately identified, but also experience the best possible registration workflows, ultimately increasing adoption of patient check-in platforms while improving patient safety and revenue cycle performance.”

A recent survey by Imprivata showed that mismatched patient records are a high priority for many hospital CIOs but that many hospitals are still relying on methods that do not guarantee accurate patient identification. According to Grand View Research, the migration of health system and hospitals to electronic health records and computerized physician order entry is expected to propel the demand for healthcare biometrics.

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