Biometric Patient Identification System to Complement MedAssets’ Access Integrity Solutions
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS) announced today that it will work with HT Systems to jointly market PatientSecure, a leading biometric patient identification system, to enhance its Access Integrity suite of solutions. PatientSecure allows healthcare providers to capture a patient’s unique biometric identity by scanning his or her vein pattern in the palm of the hand during the registration process, which then helps to accurately identify the patient at the point of care.
For patients, PatientSecure improves their safety by retrieving correct medical records, protects their privacy during the registration process and provides fast and easy way to check in for their hospital visit.
In addition, providers enjoy the following benefits:
- Improves patient safety by accurately identifying patients and retrieving their unique medical records
- Eliminates duplicate medical records and overlays
- Decreases the risk of fraud and identity theft within the healthcare system by linking patient records to unique biometric identifiers
- Accelerates the registration process for registration staff, improving productivity
- Identifies patients even if unconscious
For initial enrollment into the PatientSecure system, a patient confirms his or her identity with a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or a passport. The patient is then linked to his or her medical record in the hospital information system by placing his or her palm over the PatientSecure scanner. The scan, which uses harmless near-infrared light, captures the vein pattern in the palm creating a unique biometric file. This biometric file is then linked to the patient’s medical record to ensure accurate identification for future visits. In addition, PatientSecure protects the privacy of patient biometric information through advanced encryption technology.
“PatientSecure addresses one of the top areas of focus and concern for healthcare providers, which is improving patient safety and quality of care,” said MedAssets President of Revenue Cycle Technology Neil Hunn. “This biometric patient identification system also reduces the risk of fraud and improves the speed and efficiency of the registration process.”
“MedAssets is a leading provider of revenue cycle solutions and we are pleased to partner with them to improve patient safety,” said HT Systems President David Wiener. “PatientSecure will complement MedAssets’ solutions to drive efficiency and accuracy in the registration process.”
About HT Systems / PatientSecure
HT Systems is a healthcare technology leader, providing the latest innovation inpatient identity management. PatientSecure™, the company’s flagship Biometric Patient Identification Management System, links the biometric palm vein pattern of the patient to their medical record in any HIS registration, EMPI or EMR system. HT Systems is the first to successfully implement a large scale biometric patient identification system in the nation. PatientSecure™ is currently installed at over 50 hospitals and hundreds of affiliated clinics and physician practices across the country, with more than 2 million patients enrolled. Clients report a 99%+ patient adoption of the technology. With more than 25 years of healthcare and healthcare technology experience, HT Systems partners with healthcare providers to develop solutions specific to the client’s environment. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., HT Systems can provide services throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 888-224-6359 or visit www.PatientSecure.com.
MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) partners with healthcare providers to improve financial strength by implementing spend management and revenue cycle management solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance and optimize operational efficiency. MedAssets serves more than 180 health systems, 4,000 hospitals and 90,000 non-acute healthcare providers. For more information, visit www.medassets.com.
PatientSecure is a registered trade mark of HT Systems, LLC.
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