Improving patient identification: a key target for U.S. hospitals

Boone, Jamie
January 2006
Healthcare Purchasing News;Jan2006, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p56
Trade Publication
The article focuses implementation of the BD.id Patient Identification System for Specimen Management with wireless capabilities at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Tennessee. The system resulted to nearly 100 percent reduction in critical specimen errors caused by patient misidentification. The BD.id system is a hand-held computer with a scanner capable of receiving patient information from the laboratory information system and tracks specimen container. The technology offers potential financial benefits to the hospital.


Related Articles

  • Healthgrades releases annual Hospital Quality in America Study.  // Healthcare Purchasing News;Dec2010, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p8 

    The article reports on the 2011 release of the "Thirteenth Annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study," which was conducted by the hospital care quality evaluation agency Healthgrades.

  • Standardizing emergency medical equipment. Bartlett, Leigh Anne // Healthcare Purchasing News;Apr2010, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p52 

    The author discusses ways to initiate quality improvements when an adverse event occurs in the hospital setting. She discusses a root cause analysis that used an interdisciplinary team to identify latent conditions and active errors and was effective in standardizing emergency medical equipment....

  • Improvement of psychometric properties of a scale measuring inpatient satisfaction with care: a better response rate and a reduction of the ceiling effect. Moret, Le├»la; Nguyen, Jean-Michel; Pillet, Nathalie; Falissard, Bruno; Lombrail, Pierre; Gasquet, Isabelle // BMC Health Services Research;2007, Vol. 7, p197 

    Background: The objective was to solve two problems of an already validated scale measuring inpatient opinion on care: 1) a high non-response rate for some items due to the "not applicable" response option and 2) a skewed score distribution with high ceiling effect. Methods: The EQS-H scale...

  • Sterile processing migrates towards electronic record-keeping. Akridge, Jeannie // Healthcare Purchasing News;Jan2006, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p34 

    The article focuses on the role of electronic record-keeping in the sterilization process in a hospital or healthcare delivery environment. A sterile processing department (SPD) manager uses a variety of indicators and relies on his workers to use the tools correctly and perform their jobs up to...

  • Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary oncology program in a community hospital. Chung, Clement; Collins, Angela; Cui, Nancy // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;9/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 18, p1740 

    Purpose. The development and implementation of an interdisciplinary oncology program in a community hospital are described. Summary. Before the program was established, clinical pharmacists responsible for order entry and verification did not have a defined structure and resource to effectively...

  • Quality rankings for US hospitals are released. Kamerow, Douglas // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;10/15/2011, Vol. 343 Issue 7827, p776 

    The article offers information on the ranking of the U.S. hospitals which includes Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai, and the hospitals of the Universities of Pennsylvania. It informs about a report prepared by the Joint Commission which focuses on routine care of surgical patients with pneumonia...

  • A Multiplex Two-Color Real-Time PCR Method for Quality-Controlled Molecular Diagnostic Testing of FFPE Samples. Yeo, Jiyoun; Crawford, Erin L.; Blomquist, Thomas M.; Stanoszek, Lauren M.; Dannemiller, Rachel E.; Zyrek, Jill; De Las Casas, Luis E.; Khuder, Sadik A.; Willey, James C. // PLoS ONE;Feb2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1 

    Background: Reverse transcription quantitative real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) tests support personalized cancer treatment through more clinically meaningful diagnosis. However, samples obtained through standard clinical pathology procedures are formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) and yield small...

  • Prescriptions for safety. Levenson, Deborah // AHA News;01/24/2000, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p4 

    Presents several ideas from experiences of hospitals in the United States to reduce medical errors. Cost reduction and error reduction from the drug delivery system of Howard University Hospital in Washington; Lessons learned from the drug delivery process of Newton-Wellesley Hospital;...

  • prescriptions for safety. Levenson, Deborah // AHA News;07/03/2000, Vol. 36 Issue 26, p2 

    States that hospitals can make much better use of tactics that can reduce medical errors, according to Michael Cohen, a pharmacist and Institute for Safe Medication Practices president and co-founder. Information on the public safety advice offered by Cohen; Factors cited by Cohen that lead to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics