Florida Hospital Waterman to use new biometric patient registration & identification system

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Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares implemented PatientSecure, a device that scans veins in the hand, to register and identify patients.

The biometric identification system uses infrared light to scan the palm, and then links the palm vein patterns to each patient's EHR. Palm vein patterns are a unique biometric identifier and do not change over one's lifetime. Providers can use the scan for subsequent registrations. The tool is also helpful in situations when a patient comes to the hospital unconscious or unable to communicate.

"This simple scanning and identification process improves our patient experience," said Reeve Wall, director of patient financial services at Florida Hospital Waterman, in a statement. "PatientSecure provides an easier registration process and allows for a secure, easy and accelerated check in."

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