Caradigm and RightPatient Partner to Offer Complementary Solutions for Healthcare Single Sign-On and Cloud-Based Biometric Patient Identification

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Partnership Enables Healthcare Providers to Improve Security and Safety by Leveraging Best-of-Breed Solutions for Patient Identification and Clinical Identity Management

Our partnership with Caradigm unites the most accurate and versatile biometric patient identification technology with an industry leading SSO solution to reduce mistakes and simplify workflows.

In response to the growing urgency for healthcare providers to reduce security and compliance risk, secure data, protect privacy and increase safety, RightPatient today announced a new partnership with Caradigm, a GE Healthcare company, that offers a suite of comprehensive identity and access management solutions to safeguard patient identities, secure patient data, and improve clinical and IT operational efficiency. The RightPatient Caradigm partnership provides a unique bundle of healthcare solutions that combines the industry’s most versatile biometric patient identification service with the only integrated identity and access management solution.

Healthcare providers must now strike a difficult balance of establishing accurate patient identification to protect safety, prevent duplicate medical records and ensure quality care while accommodating the desires of physicians and operational employees who want fast, secure access to protected data, often in mobile environments. The RightPatient Caradigm partnership delivers on this need by providing an enterprise-wide identity management solution that ensures patients are kept safe throughout the care continuum. It also strengthens security to ensure HIPAA compliance and reduces the risk of litigation if patient data is lost or accessed by unauthorized individuals.

RightPatient provides the healthcare industry with the most accurate, scalable, hygienic, and versatile, HIPAA-compliant cloud-based biometric patient identification service. With an easy implementation process and seamless integration into any electronic health record (EHR) system, RightPatient is already saving tens of millions of dollars annually for healthcare providers by reducing denied claims, lowering medical errors due to misidentification, preventing duplicate medical records, and ensuring accurate patient identification at any point along the care continuum through photo biometrics. As part of its solution suite, RightPatient also publishes the patient photos in health records, wristbands and other applications to improve patient safety, and offers an app that turns any smartphone or tablet into a powerful patient recognition device.

According to a recent survey from Dell, 68% of employees in the healthcare industry admit they are willing to share sensitive protected health information (PHI) under certain circumstances. Clearly illustrating the sense of urgency for providers to implement a more secure authentication platform to access PHI, Caradigm enables clinicians to simplify workflows by using a single set of credentials or multi-factor authentication in an integrated clinical workstation to provide fast and secure access to sensitive patient data. Caradigm’s Context Management ensures the same patient record is automatically selected across the various clinical applications, saving time and potential error by having to manually search for the patient in each application.

“Patient record mixups and identification inaccuracies are a direct and serious threat to patient safety, privacy and the quality of care, not to mention their negative impact on revenue cycle,” said Mizan Rahman, founder of RightPatient. “Healthcare organizations are under tremendous pressure to improve patient identification accuracy and secure PHI access to protect privacy, reduce medical errors, and prevent data breaches that compromise provider reputation, costs, and quality. Our partnership with Caradigm unites the most accurate and versatile biometric patient identification technology with an industry leading SSO solution to reduce mistakes and simplify workflows.”

According to Neal Singh, CEO of Caradigm, “We are pleased to partner with RightPatient which offers biometric solutions to accurately identify a patient and ensure retrieval of the correct medical record. The solution is a perfect complement to Caradigm’s integrated identity and access management solution and the joint solution will provide more secure patient data, and improved clinical and IT operational efficiency for our customers.”

About RightPatient®

RightPatient® is the industry’s most versatile and scalable biometric patient identification service. The cloud-based solution is utilized by hospitals and health systems that collectively see over 45 million patients annually and represent nearly 1,000 healthcare locations. These forward-thinking providers process tens of thousands of daily transactions through RightPatient® to save lives and improve revenue cycle by preventing medical record mix-ups, identification errors, and medical identity theft. Interfaces already exist for various EHR systems, including Epic, Cerner, McKesson, Siemens, Meditech, CPSI and more. Backed by 15 years of experience in biometrics, cloud-computing, integration, and large-scale projects, we are dedicated to innovation and helping to save patient lives and prevent data corruption by accurately recognizing patients from every encounter end point.

About Caradigm

Caradigm is a GE Healthcare company, dedicated to improving patient care, advancing the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Caradigm’s identity and access management solutions are used daily by over 1.2 million users, ensuring patient privacy and security by safeguarding access to patient health information. Caradigm’s 200+ customers include Greenville Health System, HCA and Virtua and other large integrated delivery networks, ACOs, academic medical centers, government facilities and community hospitals. Caradigm solutions are operating in more than 1500 hospitals worldwide, and connect to over 500 customer systems and to data for more than 175 million patients. Based in Bellevue, WA, Caradigm has been recognized as one of Healthcare Informatics’ Top 100 vendors. For more information, please click here.

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