The real cost of patient misidentification
Undeniably, the most serious threat of misidentification is patent safety, but the possible financial consequences must also be calculated.
In fact, when the University of Utah Health examined how much just one facet of patient misidentification – duplicate medical records – could cost; the results were staggering:
• $650,000 for a master patient index cleanup
• $15,000 per year attributable insurance write-offs
• $60-100 or higher per incident to clean up overlays
All these costs can be avoided.
Learn how the University of Utah Health helped reduce the risks and costs of patient misidentification with Imprivata PatientSecure® biometric palm vein scanning technology.
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