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PFO, patient identification cards and fish tanks? by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 4:00pm Sometimes when you speak the truth it can get you in trouble.   Let me explain.  I’ve been digging a little deeper lately trying to get some answers to the ongoing question of  PFO, septal occluders and exercise .  Completely for my own benefit of course,  but if you have been following my posts you know I am not the only stroke survivor with ... Read on »
Palm scanner for patient identification by Brian Ahier Posted Mon 28 Dec 2009 10:29am There is some new technology that could put access to your medical records in the palm of your hand. As Taunya English of WHYY reports: Don't bother searching for your health insurance card. A hospital in Allentown is testing a new way to confirm that you are who you say you are. WHYY reports on a biometric technology that is more distinct ... Read on »
Clinic in the Bronx Uses Iris (Eye) Identification Scanning for Patient Records – Always Picks the Right Chart by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 6:29pm If you didn’t know better, you might guess there’s something else going on in the picture here.  This system is more expensive than one that use finger tip scanning, but they were luck with a grant and were able to put the system into operation.  As is mentioned, biometric check in systems are not normally seen in regular clinic, but rath ... Read on »
Identification of internuclear ophthalmoplegia signs in multiple sclerosis patients : Saccade test analysis. by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:25pm 1:J Neurol. 2008 May 2 [Epub ahead of print Jozefowicz-Korczynska M, Lukomski M, Pajor A. Dept. of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Lodz, 22, Kopcinskiego str., 90-153, Lodz, Poland, BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE : Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), due to the diverse nature of the disease, have many types of e ... Read on »
Joint Commission 2009 National Patient Safety Standards: Reality compared with Expectations. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:14pm National patient safety goals (NPSG) have been established to raise the bar not only on safe delivery of patient care but also to improve the quality of that care that is delivered. Millions of dollars each year are needlessly spent because of errors in patient identification, not using established procedures like "time outs" prior to surgery, ... Read on »
Re-Entering Patient IDs Could Significantly Curb Errors, Study FindsReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 03 Jul 2012 12:00am A study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association finds that requiring clinicians to re-enter patient identification numbers in a computerized provider order entry system led to a 41% drop in orders submitted for the wrong patient. FierceHealthIT, JAMIA. from iHealthBeat ... Read on »
ONC convenes stakeholders to discuss patient matching later in December by Juno Medical Doctor Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 10:26am As organizations are sharing more and more health information electronically, the need for improved patient identification and matching across organizations has become clear. In September, we announced a dedicated initiative  to assess what’s working well and where there are gaps, and to explore possible ways patient matching could be improved. ... Read on »
Bar codes, RFID, and Patient Safety by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:12pm Like most hospitals, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is focused on maximizing patient safety, quality and value. Over the past few years, we've implemented Provider Order Entry, Guidelines/Care Plans, and Electronic Medical Records. However, a great puzzle remains - how do we positively identify our patients so that we are confident they ... Read on »
New GE eHealth Business Better Connects Patients, Hospitals, Doctors to Critical Information by Brian Ahier Posted Sat 31 Oct 2009 11:02pm BARRINGTON, Ill. -- GE Healthcare has announced the launch of eHealth, a new business unit offering enhanced connectivity to clinicians and patients designed with data privacy and security features to enable health information sharing that can help increase efficiency, reduce error and improve health outcomes. A part of GE's healthymagination initi ... Read on »
It’s Time for a National Patient Identifier by Dr. John H. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Feb 2013 6:00am Here's a guest post from  Meg Aranow, Principal at Aranow Consulting LLC. Some of us remember that the early HIPAA discussions included the concept of a national patient identifier.   As legislators and administrators attempted to find the right balance between the risks and rewards of automation, ultimately the patient identifier was though ... Read on »