New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of October 19-23 include:

* Bethesda Health in Boynton Beach, Fla., has implemented a biometric patient identification system from RightPatient. Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West both are using the technology to increase safety, ward off theft and fraud and prevent duplication of records. RightPatient clients see more than 30 million patients annually and represent more than 860 locations, according to the vendor.

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