Terrebonne General Medical Center Implements RightPatient® Biometric Patient Identification Safety and Data Integrity System with McKesson EHR
Goal is to Raise Patient Safety Standards, Protect Privacy, Eliminate Duplicate Medical Records, Prevent Medical Identity Theft, and Streamline Registration
Atlanta, GA (June 9, 2015) – RightPatient® announced today that Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has implemented their patient identity management, data integrity, and health security platform using iris recognition to raise patient safety standards, prevent the creation of duplicate medical records, and deter medical identity theft. Terrebonne will be using the RightPatient® identity management system throughout the hospital, including patient identification in the emergency department, and inpatient and outpatient admissions.
After careful evaluation of multiple biometric patient identification solutions, including a detailed assessment of backend search capabilities and the hygiene risks of contact vs. non-contact biometric hardware, TGMC decided to deploy RightPatient® with iris biometrics. The solution enables Terrebonne staff to retrieve an accurate and complete medical record by simply taking a patient’s picture, providing peace-of-mind that the highest level of care can be administered. The hospital will also gain substantial savings by preventing the creation of duplicate and overlay medical records, mitigating patient fraud, and streamlining the check-in process.
“Implementation of the RightPatient® patient identity management platform is an important step to raise patient safety standards at TGMC,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “We are committed to adopting technologies that support our goal of protecting patients and providing our staff with the opportunity to administer the highest quality of care.”
“We remain focused on our core mission to help increase patient safety and strengthen the integrity of medical data through the power and flexibility of RightPatient®,” said Michael Trader, Co-Founder and President of RightPatient®. “Working closely with TGMC staff, we were able to tailor RightPatient® for their specific McKesson EHR system workflows and seamlessly retrieve patient records after successful identifications, helping to increase patient safety and eliminate the risk of medical identity theft.”
RightPatient® is the industry’s most flexible and scalable biometric patient safety, patient data integrity, and secure personal health information platform. Interfaces already exist for various EHR systems, including Epic, Cerner®, McKesson, Meditech, CPSI and more. With customers that process over 30 million annual patient visits and backed by 13 years of experience in healthcare, biometrics, integration and large-scale projects, we are dedicated to innovation and enabling our customers to increase patient safety, protect patient privacy, raise patient engagement, and improve performance by safeguarding patient identities from every interaction touchpoint.
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