IntraNexus Partners with HT Systems to Provide Biometric Patient Identification

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Integration of HT Systems’ PatientSecure™ patient ID capabilities with IntraNexus’ SAPPHIRE solutions improves efficiency, eliminates duplicate medical records and ensures patient safety

IntraNexus, Inc., an innovator in hospital information systems, today announced that it has reached an agreement with HT Systems to integrate the PatientSecure biometric patient identification system into its SAPPHIRE hospital information systems suite.

“We believe PatientSecure is the future of how patients will be accurately identified across integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and we’re proud to be the first HIS vendor to fully integrate this technology with our SAPPHIRE Patient Access Manager and Advanced Clinical Manager solutions,” said Rick O’Pry, CEO of IntraNexus. “PatientSecure virtually eliminates duplicate paperwork and answering sensitive identity questions each time a patient visits a different department of the hospital – this streamlined workflow is a perfect compliment to how SAPPHIRE performs for our clients.”

The integration of PatientSecure with IntraNexus’ SAPPHIRE solutions enables patients who have previously visited a registration area within the IDN to be instantly identified in the hospital’s SAPPHIRE Patient Access Manager or Advanced Clinical Manager system by simply placing their hand on the palm vein sensor device. Once the scan is complete, the patient’s medical record is automatically retrieved—decreasing the number of steps required to access a record and helping to ensure that the correct patient is matched with the correct record.

“PatientSecure saves time, saves money and can even save lives. In addition to dramatically accelerating the patient identification process, the hospital benefits from the elimination of duplicate and/or overlaid medical records, protects their patients from medical identity theft and insurance card fraud, and can even use the technology in the ER to identify John/Jane Doe patients,” says Carl Bertrams, senior vice president, sales and marketing of HT Systems.

For initial enrollment into the PatientSecure system, a patient confirms their identity with relevant identification documents, such as a driver’s license, insurance card and Social Security number. Next, the patient is linked to their medical record in the hospital information system by placing their palm directly above the PatientSecure scanning device, which scans the hand using a non-intrusive, near-infrared light wave to capture an image of the blood flowing through the veins. The resulting scan generates a biometric signature of the patient’s vein pattern, which is 100 times more unique than a fingerprint. Once the patient’s biometric signature has been attached to his or her medical record via integration with IntraNexus’ SAPPHIRE solutions, the patient’s personal financial and medical information can be automatically retrieved via a scan of their palm when visiting the hospital in the future.

About HT Systems

HT Systems is a healthcare technology leader, providing the latest innovation in patient identity management: PatientSecure™, the company’s flagship Biometric Patient Identification System, links the biometric palm vein pattern of the patient to their medical record in any HIS registration or EMR system. PatientSecure™ is currently installed at nearly 2,000 points of entry in 50+ hospitals and hundreds of affiliated clinics and physician practices across the country, with clients reporting a 99%+ patient adoption of the technology. At the forefront of providing integrated hardware and software solutions to the healthcare industry, HT Systems partners with its clients to develop solutions specific to the client’s environment. With more than 25 years of healthcare and healthcare technology experience, HT Systems is poised to be an industry leader for healthcare providers by delivering robust solutions today. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., HT Systems can provide services throughout the US. For more information, please call 888-224-6359 or visit http://www.PatientSecure.com.

About IntraNexus

Since 1992, IntraNexus has provided web-based integrated clinical and revenue cycle management information systems, along with superior professional services that enables healthcare organizations to share information across the care continuum. The SAPPHIRE hospital information system suite, a comprehensive EHR that includes CPOE, clinical documentation, enterprise scheduling, patient access, patient financials and document management modules improve clinical, financial and operational results. For more information, visit http://www.intranexus.com

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