In the future to come there will be a modification of patient identification in healthcare services. Recent findings state that the population of the universe is expanding. Hence technology is the only to solve this. Biometric identification is a simple way and more accurate type of identifying a person in his unique fingerprints. This type of identification improves patient safety in a healthcare setup. It eliminates duplication of records in a hospital; it identifies a particular person at a time. Biometric services also prevent patient fraud and lower hospital system liability risks. Private hospitals have started using this type of identification for accuracy in the patient’s records. This service has been around for some time, but in a different setting like the banks and sales platform. The healthcare facilities are now looking forward to more efficient ways of proper patient identification. In support of this identification, the measure is the government and professional organizations. Lack of proper ways of patient identification has lost a lot regarding financial records; this is to show that unless proper identification, healthcare aims and goals will not be achieved (Mahler, 2011).
For biometric identification to be used, hospitals used insurance cards which had all patient details in it. The card could be used around different places enormously, in public offices and organizations. The possible effect of the card was fraudulent. To eliminate that the invention of biometric has improved safety in patients information made confidential, also it has enabled proper finance control in a hospital.Biometric services have introduced clean environment for healthcare services. One does not need to check in on the patient’s booklist, within a second a patient authenticates his identity with biometric. Hospitals have now the capacity to integrate what is necessary for identification of their patients and the biometric system suitable for them (Henneman, 2010).
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