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Ponemon Institute: 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report

As the healthcare industry has transitioned to digital health records, patient misidentification has become rampant and carries significant consequences that can negatively impact patient care and a hospital’s financial performance. According to the Ponemon Institute 2016 National Patient Misidentification Report, clinicians spend, on average, 28.2 minutes per shift searching for medical records, and 86% of respondents have witnessed a medical error as the direct result of misidentification. Such misidentification errors can lead to denied claims. In fact, the report found that 35% of all denied claims are due to misidentification, which can cost hospitals up to $1.2 million a year.

Read this report to:

  • Know where, when, and how misidentification can occur in a healthcare organization
  • Learn about the clinical impact of patient misidentification
  • Understand how patient misidentification can financially impact healthcare organizations

Published: December 2016

Type: Whitepaper

Length: 23 pages

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