VeriPAT is a biometric server based secure patient identification system which utilizes a combination of a finger print scan and unique patient identifier. Registration involves entering patient information, answering security questions, scanning a patient’s finger and generating a unique identifier. Positive patient identification is achieved by scanning the patient’s fingerprint or by scanning the patient identification card along with confirming key security questions by the patient.
CHIME inspired my innovation of VeriPAT; VeriPAT is important because of the significance cost in patient identification errors in the healthcare industry and has made a positive impact.
My vision to bring healthcare information into the hands of the patient motivated me to develop VeriPAT.
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