CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center Implements Cutting Edge Patient Identification Technology

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Fast and secure system uses palm scanner to ensure the right care for the right patient.

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CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center is pleased to announce the implementation of PatientSecure, a ground breaking patient identification technology. The system quickly scans a patient’s palm to identify the individual and securely retrieves his/her medical records. PatientSecure enables CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center to improve patient safety, to provide fraud protection, to streamline registration processes, to identify unconscious patients in an emergency and to enhance the overall patient experience.

PatientSecure is an identification management system that links the biometric information of the patient to his/her medical record. Using palm recognition technology, enrolling in the PatientSecure system is a fast and simple process. With proper proof of identity, a patient is enrolled with palm scans that typically take less than a few seconds. Once in the system, the patient’s identity is confirmed with their biometric information and their date of birth, eliminating the need for a driver license, Social Security Number or any other personal information for registration. This process accelerates check-in, ensures accuracy and improves the quality of the patient experience.

The benefits of PatientSecure are numerous. The system prevents imposters from receiving care under false identification, reducing the risk of identity theft and insurance fraud. PatientSecure has the capability to conduct a system-wide search to check if the patient’s biometric information already exists in the system, eliminating redundant records. And PatientSecure is the only proven biometric identification solution that has a successful track record of identifying unconscious patients in an emergency. In the Emergency Department, where patients are in greater distress, PatientSecure helps locate a patient’s record even if the patient cannot communicate or is unresponsive. The time saved, and the information retrieved, including a patient’s blood type, allergies and medical history, can mean the difference between life and death.

For more information about this technology, contact:

Allyson Miller
CarePoint Health
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
Phone: 201-858-5297
Fax: 973-646-5563
Email: AMiller(at)bayonnemedicalcenter(dot)org

About CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center

Bayonne Medical Center is part of CarePoint Health, an organization that includes Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Hoboken University Medical Center. CarePoint Health is bringing quality, patient-focused healthcare to Hudson County. With a focus on preventive medicine, disease management and healthcare education, CarePoint Health provides patients with 360 degrees of coordinated care, delivered by the area’s best and most dedicated doctors, nurses, hospitals and medical staff.

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