Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a method to reduce misidentification of patients in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

The results were presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics national conference in San Diego. The authors observed in their presentation's abstract that mistaken patient identification in computerized physician order entries in NICU's can be especially problematic, given that many patients are often given a non-distinct temporary first name such as Babyboy or Babygirl.

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