Achieving Accurate Patient Identification at Tahoe Forest Hospital

11:15am - 12:15pm Tuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Sands Convention Center
Room 203
Additional Registration


Join Lenovo for a HIMSS18 Lunch & Learn

Today’s healthcare organizations face stiff challenges related to linking medical records to the correct patient across the healthcare landscape. Most have found duplicate records, medical identity theft, and payment fraud to be some of their biggest health IT hurdles—contributing to revenue loss, medical errors, and patient dissatisfaction.

  • Studies report that an average of 12% of medical records are duplicates.
  • Securing data integrity costs the US $84 Billion annually.
  • 62% of financial professionals report that their organizations have been targets of payment fraud…translating into $28 Billion

This discussion will be focused on the challenge of ensuring correct patient identifiers in today’s digitally dependent healthcare environment, and how one facility addressed this challenge and enhanced the patient experience through the use of biometrics. Jake Dorst, Chief Information and Innovation officer of Truckee, Calif.-based Tahoe Forest Medical District, will discuss:

  • Challenges surrounding patient ID in hospitals
  • Delivering safer care through positive patient identification solutions and the use of biometrics
  • How Tahoe Forest Medical District was able to protect patient ID and create a population wellness program

Presented By
Mr. Jake Dorst
Chief Information and Innovation Officer
Tahoe Forest Hospital District

Lunch and refreshments will be served.