A nonprofit healthcare system from New Jersey (Atlantic Health System) recently deployed a new biometric palm vein scanning solution called Patient Secure’s to speed up patient intake and improve record accuracy.
The Atlantic Healthcare System is one of the largest in the state, with five hospitals and rehabilitation, home care, and hospice services.
They chose Patient Secure’s palm scan technology among other biometrics, because the system prevents individuals from using someone else’s medical data to receive treatment.
This palm scanning solution quickly brings up a patient’s existing file, eliminating the need for registration clerks to ask the same questions over and over at patient intake.
With more than 50,000 patients entered into the new system, Atlantic Health has managed to reduce the number of duplicate records, shorten the time required for intake, eliminate a point at which inaccurate information can be introduced to the system, and reduce the need for registration clerks to reconcile different versions of patient records.