Clinical and Financial Consequences of Patient Misidentification and How to Avoid Them

Sponsored by Imprivata


92% of patient identification errors are caused by inpatient registration mistakes, with consequences ranging from medical errors to adverse effects on the hospital's bottom line. In this podcast, Imprivata's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sean Kelly, and the leader of the Imprivata PatientSecure product group, David Wiener, discuss how patient identification errors occur and what hospitals can do to prevent them.

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Dr. Sean Kelly is the Chief Medical Officer at Imprivata where he heads the company’s Clinical Workflow Productivity team and advises on the clinical practice of healthcare IT security. In addition to serving as Imprivata CMO, Dr. Kelly practices medicine and teaches at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a level one trauma center and academic teaching hospital in Boston, MA. He trained at Harvard College, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Vanderbilt University, where he served as resident and Chief Resident. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians.


David Wiener leads the Imprivata PatientSecure product group and is the founder, former CEO, and former President of HT Systems, LLC., which was acquired by Imprivata in 2015. David brings 25 years of experience in delivering innovative software solutions to the healthcare industry. Under his leadership, HT Systems achieved the market leader position in the biometric patient identification industry and supported the largest biometric patient database in the nation.