Terrebonne General Medical Center implements biometrics


Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has deployed the RightPatient biometric patient identification solution with iris biometrics to improve patient safety.

RightPatient’s solution is a patient identity management, data integrity, and health security platform using iris recognition to raise patient safety standards, prevent the creation of duplicate medical records, and deter medical identity theft. 

Terrebonne will use the system throughout the hospital, including patient identification in the emergency department, and inpatient and outpatient admissions.

The solution enables Terrebonne staff to retrieve an accurate and complete medical record by simply taking a patient’s picture. The hospital will also be able to prevent the creation of duplicate and overlay medical records, mitigating patient fraud, and streamlining the check-in process.

“Implementation of the RightPatient patient identity management platform is an important step to raise patient safety standards at TGMC,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC’s president and chief executive officer. “We are committed to adopting technologies that support our goal of protecting patients and providing our staff with the opportunity to administer the highest quality of care.”

Michael Trader, co-founder and president of RightPatient, added: “We remain focused on our core mission to help increase patient safety and strengthen the integrity of medical data through the power and flexibility of RightPatient.

“Working closely with TGMC staff, we were able to tailor RightPatient for their specific McKesson EHR system workflows and seamlessly retrieve patient records after successful identifications, helping to increase patient safety and eliminate the risk of medical identity theft.”

Terrebonne General Medical Center, RightPatient, US