Verification Ensures Patient Safety
The bar code scanning process greatly reduces errors and supports compliance with JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) standards that require two patient-specific identifiers.
Similarly RFID surgery verification systems use passive RFID technology to prevent wrong-patient, wrong-site, and wrong-procedure surgeries. A small RFID tag contains a patient’s demographic information and surgical procedure data to be verified twice by the surgeon before any procedure is performed.
The use of bar code and RFID technologies eliminates the inevitable human errors that occur with manual data entry, increases the accuracy of patient ID, improves compliance, and reduces costly, sometimes fatal, medication errors. These solutions also offer added security for mothers and their newborn infants.
HealthConnection can help you build flexible, open solutions that will work with your existing architecture, technology, and clinical workflow and enable your facility to achieve regulatory PPID mandates—while increasing productivity and efficiency throughout the organization.
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