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Terrebonne General Medical Center Implements RightPatient Biometric Patient Identification Safety and Data Integrity System with McKesson EHR (Houma, LA)

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RightPatient® recently announced that Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has implemented their patient identity management, data integrity, and health security platform using iris recognition to raise patient safety standards, prevent the creation of duplicate medical records, and deter medical identity theft. Terrebonne will be using the RightPatient® identity management system throughout the hospital, including patient identification in the emergency department, and inpatient and outpatient admissions.

After careful evaluation of multiple biometric patient identification solutions, including a detailed assessment of backend search capabilities and the hygiene risks of contact vs. non-contact biometric hardware, TGMC decided to deploy RightPatient® with iris biometrics. The solution enables Terrebonne staff to retrieve an accurate and complete medical record by simply taking a patient’s picture, providing peace-of-mind that the highest level of care can be administered. The hospital will also gain substantial savings by preventing the creation of duplicate and overlay medical records, mitigating patient fraud, and streamlining the check-in process.

June 15, 2015