PATIENT ID SOLUTIONS
A cost effective method of providing an ID that can be scanned is to email an electronic image of the ID card which has a barcode to be stored on the patient's smart phone. The card on the phone can be presented instead of the physical card. It could also be a QR code without the patient's photo if desired. This allows for quick check-in.
OTHER METHODS OF IDENTIFICATION
Patient Identification is important
Identifying patients accurately and matching the patient's identity with the correct treatment or service is a critical factor of patient safety. Reduce harmful outcomes from avoidable patient identification errors by utilizing proven identification methods.
The importance of positive patient identification is a known issue in many healthcare systems. Some healthcare providers are failing to do patient identification properly. The absence of a positive patient identification system results in patients not being matched accurately against their medical records.
Positive patient identification is necessary for providing care, ensuring patient safety, as well as improving the healthcare provider’s finances. There are a lot of impediments to accurate patient identification with the most common one being duplicate medical records. These identification errors cause major issues for healthcare providers, mainly denied claims, repetitive tests, wrong treatments, reporting errors, loss of reputation, and unwanted media attention – all of which result in financial losses.
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KNOW WHO THE PATIENT IS
Our temperature screening kiosks include options for facial recognition to identify individuals coming into your facilities. While there are some limitations related to masks, glasses, lighting in the area, etc., these methods can also be an effective tool in your identification programs. Contact us to learn more about these options.