The program is intended to strengthen patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to radiation or chemotherapy treatment.
Online PR News – 27-July-2016 – Atlanta, GA (July 27, 2016) – RightPatient® today launched an initiative to donate their cloud-based biometric patient identification software to Pediatric Cancer Centers across the country. The program is intended to strengthen patient safety by ensuring that patients are accurately identified prior to radiation or chemotherapy treatment.
Time pressures, distractions, and complacency can cause patient identification errors before administering cancer treatments, an extremely dangerous scenario where outcomes could be lethal. Committed to supporting the safest possible environment for pediatric cancer patients, RightPatient® recognized the chance to proactively prevent identification errors that could jeopardize child safety.
RightPatient® is a versatile, cloud-based biometric platform that can 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,” said Michael Trader, Co-Founder and President of RightPatient®. “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.”
For more information on RightPatient® and the Pediatric Cancer Center patient identification initiative, please visit their Web site or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RightPatient® is the industry’s most flexible and scalable patient recognition platform. The cloud-based solution is utilized by hospitals and health systems that collectively see over 38 million patients annually and represent more than 900 healthcare locations. These forward-thinking providers process thousands of daily transactions through RightPatient® to prevent duplicate medical records, deter fraud, and increase patient safety. Interfaces already exist for various EHR systems, including Epic, Cerner, McKesson, Siemens, Meditech, CPSI and more. Backed by 14 years of experience in biometrics, cloud-computing, integration, and large-scale projects, we are dedicated to innovation and helping to achieve the “Triple Aim” by accurately recognizing patients from every encounter end point.
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