Positive Patient Identification Solutions for Modern-Day Healthcare
Whether you operate an ambulatory clinic, a primary care hospital, or a nursing home, you are always searching for ways to eliminate medical errors, many of which happen because the service is being delivered to the wrong patient. Your top concerns as a healthcare administrator are probably two sides of the same issue:
- Patient safety – You want to make sure all your patients receive appropriate, timely care, from testing and treatment to administering medication and providing nutritious meals.
- Organizational liability – The less commitment to patient safety, the more opportunity for your organization to be held liable for damages. Such situations can result in a damaged reputation, a charge of noncompliance, and even increased insurance rates.
You have implemented safety policies and procedures for patient care. Your staff is trained on the five patient rights of medication administration: right patient, right drug, right dose, right route, and the right time. However, this is not enough. Your staff also needs the most efficient tools possible to make sure they are correctly identifying patients.
Building A Patient Identification Solution
An identification solution that uses technology can give your operation confidence that the correct patient is receiving care.
Using RFID for Patient Identification
Instead of using barcodes alone, RFID technology can provide faster and more convenient patient identification. RFID technology enables nurses to quickly scan and identify a patient without adjusting or disturbing them regardless of their position or orientation. You also eliminate the potential of shining the scanner’s beam in a patient’s eyes.
The RMS Omega Solution
Our total solutions are comprised of hardware, printers, media, software, and services. Deciding which of the components works best for your operation and environment may require the assistance of our Solutions Consultants. Contact us, and together we can assist your organization with a successful barcoding or RFID project. Below are some recommended components for positive patient ID.