digital registration

As I am sure everyone deals with duplicate medical record numbers, I was wounding if anyone is using any type of digital hardware/software to register your patients. I know there are systems where patients can have their finger, palm of hand and even optical scan done to help prevent errors in registration. I would like to hear from someone who is doing this.

Thomas Edwards, RHIA
Corporate HIM Director/Privacy Officer
Riverside Health System
500 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone 757-594-4146


  • We merge duplicates after the fact. I would also be interested in what software you are using for patient identification.

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