Gartner Research

Enhance Positive Patient Identification With Identity Biometrics

Published: 30 May 2017

ID: G00331037

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon


Patient misidentification can lead to preventable medical errors, increased costs and operational inefficiencies. It is time for healthcare provider CIOs to evaluate biometrics for their most important patient identification use cases.

Table Of Contents


  • Positive Patient Identification Versus Identity Proofing
    • Bar Codes to Biometrics
  • Reduce Medical Errors
    • Reduce Patient Registration Errors, Duplicate Medical Records and Overlays
  • Identity Biometric Vendors

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