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On-demand: Eliminating patient misidentification and preparing for Medicare ID card changes with positive patient identification

Program Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. CT

Over 10% of patients are misidentified during health record searches, of which 6% will suffer an adverse medical event. Patient misidentification is on the rise and can lead to medical errors, patient harm, and costly inefficiencies for provider organizations. Furthermore, many organizations rely on Medicare identification cards, which contain social security numbers, to identify patients, while the recent MACRA act requires the removal of SSN numbers from Medicare cards in the future.

This webinar explores the causes, risks, and consequences of patient misidentification, as well as strategies for ensuring positive patient identification. Attend this webinar to learn:

  • Industry statistics around patient misidentification
  • New changes coming to Medicare ID cards with the MACRA act
  • Causes of patient misidentification
  • Strategies for improving identification at registration
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