Positive patient identification is the foundation of effective healthcare: the right care needs to be delivered to the right patient. Now, more than ever, healthcare providers need to accurately identify patients at every point of care – however 10% of patients are misidentified during medical record searches. That’s why improving patient identification is the #1 National Patient Safety Goal for hospitals, as outlined by The Joint Commission. In addition, patient misidentification not only causes safety concerns but also impacts the hospitals bottom line through a loss of revenue from MPI clean up costs, denied medical claims and bad debt.
After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:
- Summarize Industry statistics around patient misidentification
- Describe the causes of patient misidentification
- Understand the impact of misidentification to the revenue cycle and patient safety
- Implement solutions for positive patient identification