Middleburg Heights, OH (Wednesday, July 20, 2016) – Starting
Monday, July 25, 2016, patients at Southwest General will experience a convenient, state-of-the
art registration process that protects against medical identity theft
and the creation of duplicate medical records.
Southwest General has partnered with CrossChx, a leader in health care
intelligence solutions, to implement their SafeChx system at various patient
registration areas throughout the Health Center.SafeChx will allow patients
to register using their fingerprint to instantly secure their medical
information. No fingerprints are stored by SafeChx. Instead, SafeChx creates
a unique identifier of more than 2,500 characters per person that is used
to ensure the right person receives the right care.
Enrolling in the SafeChx system for the first time takes each patient less
than 30 seconds. In follow up visits, patient registration using SafeChx
will take just seconds and provide an additional layer of identity protection.
“We are committed to providing the best possible patient experience
for individuals in our care,” said Mary Ann Freas, senior vice president
and chief financial officer. “This includes taking a proactive approach
to protecting our patients’ medical identities and to assuring an
efficient process for secure, accurate record keeping.”
“We fundamentally believe patient care begins in the Waiting Room.
By providing a better overall experience, Southwest General can provide
even better care,” said Sean Lane, co-founder and chief executive
officer, CrossChx. “Patients should expect this level of protection
and efficiency as the new standard of patient care.”
CrossChx has found that nearly 14 percent of medical records contain serious
identity errors. At the same time, medical identity theft crimes are rising
at a rate of 22 percent annually. Hospitals using SafeChx have taken a
proactive measure to prevent these risks, which can cause serious adverse
effects to patients and lead to millions of dollars in waste, fraud and
abuse for the health systems.
To learn more about the SafeChx technology at Southwest General, contact
Caroline Fienga, media specialist, at 440-816-6723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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