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Imagine the public outcry if a fully loaded Airbus crashed, and the corporation, the pilots and the FAA all knew about the technical flaw that brought that plane down, but did nothing to stop it. Now, imagine if an event like that happened every single day. This is the magnitude of patient-adverse events that occur in this country every year due to patient misidentification. Annually, over 114K patients die in the U.S. due to wrong patient errors.This startling statistic has been cited by multiple reports and agencies devoted to patient safety and designs around promoting an accurate patient identity experience.

But still - healthcare providers go to work every day without total confidence that the patient they are providing services for is, in fact, the person they believe them to be. Patient misidentification may be inadvertent (ex: two patients with the same name and same DOB have their clinical records overlaid within the hospital’s EMR system) or it may be intentional (a person steals the identity of another patient and passes them self off as that individual to receive care). Of course, not all misidentification events result in an adverse event. Most are caught in a timely fashion before any harm is done, while some mistakes may result in incorrect billing or insurance filing. But, no matter the underlying cause or the severity of the outcome, the fact remains that hundreds of patients each day come close to harm or death, and don’t even know it.

This paper describes the current thinking around patient identity and designs to replace a broken process with one that seems to be “good enough”. We propose that there is a better way that has been in place for many years and has been used successfully by other industry sectors. There is a solution that is ready for deployment today and will have an immediate impact on patient safety.

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Ingenico announces their continuation of growth in the healthcare industry with an advanced point of sale payment platform that integrates LifeMed ID's patient identity solution, AIMe. The unification of solutions will simplify the collection process, improve patient engagement, accelerate the speed of service, and improve payment security across the continuum of care.

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On June 15, 2017, an article was released titled "Solving the unsolvable: 3 reasons hospitals should adopt a unique health safety identifier". The article outlines the importance of implementing a unique health safety identifier for value-based care and patient safety, and supports their claims by featuring LifeMed ID's client, Tahoe Forest.

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LifeMed ID’s valued partner LenovoHealth is conducting a 3-day conference called the Virtual Innovation Summit which is taking place from June 6th-8th, 2017. The theme of the virtual conference focuses on innovation strategies for customized care anywhere. Day 2 (June 7th) is focused on AIMe: Protecting Patient ID & Data Access Across the Continuum of Care. For a preview on topics that were addressed during the summit, please reference interview that Becker’s Health conducted with LenovoHealth's Director, Global Health Solution Strategy, Tom Foley.

Just in case you missed it, check out the Leveraging Patient Identification Management Technology Use Case podcast featuring LifeMed ID's client Tahoe Forest.

In addition, check out an interview that was conducted with LifeMed ID's partner, LenovoHealth titled How A Single Patient Identifier Slashes Errors, Theft & Fraud.

At the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California’s recent 2016 Summit in Napa, CA, Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS), a LifeMed ID client, won the Innovation Challenge for its new Blue Life wellness program.
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Lenovo Health, a progressive leader in health IT, announces its partnership with LifeMed ID, Inc. to bring a solution to the industry that addresses duplicate records, medical identity theft, and payment fraud.
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In the GAO Congressional Report released April 24th, 2015, LifeMed ID is named “electronically readable card vendor” and their client, Resolute Health (Tenet), is named the “health care provider that has issued electronically readable cards to patients.”
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The National Association of Healthcare Access Management (NAHAM) has partnered with LifeMed ID to develop a Continuing Education Training Module to educate NAHAM’s members, and non-members across the nation, on patient ID authentication.
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LifeMed ID, Inc. and Authentify, Inc. announce their partnership to combine automated workflow and mobile authentication to provide patient ID validation, record matching, insurance verification, and payment processing in healthcare.
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QuadraMed Corporation today announced the company has entered into a joint venture called “Better Together” with LifeMed ID, Inc. Read more
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