Patients like Privasent because it protects their privacy and cannot be used for any other purpose other than to establish their health identity and link it to the appropriate EHR. Our client’s patients tell us that they carry their cards because they feel confident in the solution, understand its importance to their healthcare, and know that their privacy is protected.
Patients also appreciate the protection Privasent provides against duplicate and unnecessary tests. Identity errors can result in patient exposure to unnecessary testing and procedures, drug overuse or adverse interactions, and medical errors related to incorrect data regarding patient’s allergies, blood types, lab results, and prior treatments. A study conducted by Children’s Medical Center in Dallas indicated that 30 percent of physicians re-ordered tests because of problems with patient identification. At a macro level, the acceptance of this level of patient identity errors pointlessly contributes to the cost of health care in the U.S. and increasingly will be both a financial and patient safety cost as EHR adoption grows.