The rise of duplicate medical records is growing exponentially in the healthcare industry as more hospitals using EHRs share information through Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). In fact, 92% of duplicate medical records are created during inpatient registration, according to a study conducted by John Hopkins Hospital.
Missing or incorrect information in duplicate medical records can causes severe injuries, illness and even death. Duplicate medical records and overlays also leads to reimbursement losses, administrative inefficiencies, resource drains, liability concerns, and perhaps most significantly, compromised care delivery and threats to patient safety.
Patient identification technologies such as iris biometrics for patient identification and smart cards can reduce the number of duplicate medical records and overlays to help secure patient safety and reduce the overall cost of care delivery.
The infographic created by M2SYS, provider of biometric identity management solutions for healthcare highlights the effect that duplicate medical records and overlays have on the industry and the technology tools to prevent their creation.
M2SYS Healthcare Solutions provides innovative patient and employee biometric identity management solutions to the healthcare market to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve quality of care.