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.
Clinicians spend, on average, 28.2 minutes per shift searching for medical records, the report finds, and 86% of all respondents have witnessed a medical error as the direct result of misidentification. Such misidentification 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